January 2014

SNC Announces First Orbital Flight of Dream Chaser® Company Outlines Plans for its Flight Operations

January 23rd, 2014|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Sparks, Nev., Jan. 23, 2014 – Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) announces that it has confirmed that the first orbital flight of its Dream Chaser® Space System will occur on November 1, 2016. Dream Chaser will be brought to orbit on a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket that is [...]

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo reaches record height in latest test

January 10th, 2014|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Space tourism company Virgin Galactic sent its SpaceShipTwo reusable space vehicle to new heights on Friday, blasting the craft nearly 13.5 miles into the air and reaching a speed of Mach 1.4. The craft left Mojave Air and Space Port at approximately 7:22 a.m. PST strapped to the WhiteKnightTwo carrier [...]

European Space Agency Could Contribute Hardware to SNC’s Dream Chaser Space Plane

January 9th, 2014|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

PARIS — The European Space Agency (ESA), following in the footsteps of the German space agency, DLR, on Jan. 8 said it had signed an agreement with Sierra Nevada Corp. to investigate a European collaboration on SNC’s Dream Chaser crew-transport vehicle. The 20-nation ESA said the one-year study with Sparks, [...]

Extreme Cold Delays Orbital Sciences’ 1st Cargo Launch to Space Station

January 6th, 2014|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

The commercial spaceflight company Orbital Sciences has delayed the launch if its first delivery mission to the International Space Station next week by at least one or two days due to expected frigid temperatures. Orbital Sciences was slated to launch its unmanned Cygnus cargo ship and Antares rocket toward the [...]