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Dream Chaser® Spacecraft Passes Key NASA Milestone Production of Orbital Spacecraft to Begin

Sierra Nevada Corporation’s (SNC) Dream Chaser spacecraft passed a key milestone for NASA’S Commercial Resupply Services 2 (CRS-2) contract, validating design performance and clearing the way for full spacecraft production. The milestone marks completion of Integration Review 4 (IR4) demonstrating NASA’s confidence in the safety and maturity of Dream Chaser’s design.


Lawmakers Recognized for Bipartisan Work in Support of Science

The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) congratulates Senators Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) and Gary Peters (D-Mich.) for winning the 2018 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Presidential Citation for Science and Society.


Lockheed Martin selected for NASA’s Commercial Lunar Lander payload services contract

Only company to build four successful Mars landers will offer commercial lunar payload deliveries.


New Sierra Nevada Corporation satellite to launch

Sierra Nevada Corporation’s (SNC) new satellite, Space Test Program Satellite #5 (STPSat-5), is scheduled to launch on Spaceflight’s SSO-A SmallSat Express mission from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California on Monday, November 19, 2018, creating a new opportunity for scientific research and development for the Department of Defense (DoD).


New Sierra Nevada Corporation satellite to launch (1)

Microsat to support Department of Defense experiments.


United Launch Alliance set to launch AEHF-4 for U.S. Air Force

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket is in final preparations to launch the fourth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) communications satellite for the U.S. Air Force.


New upper stage rocket engine a step closer to reality

Sierra Nevada Corporation and Air Force Research Lab securing contract.


Lockheed Martin selects industry mission payload providers for Next Gen OPIR missile warning system

Key suppliers for “Go Fast” program selected just 45 days from prime contract award.


Lockheed Martin solicits ideas for commercial payloads on Orion spacecraft

Innovative payload opportunity would lay foundation for first commercial lunar operations.


In its final days, Cassini zipped under Saturn's rings, bathed in 'ring rain'

On its last orbits in 2017, the long-running Cassini spacecraft dove between Saturn’s rings and its upper atmosphere and bathed in a downpour of dust that astronomers call “ring rain.”