Tag: Dream Chaser

Jupiter/Exoliner Reportedly Eliminated From NASA Supply Contract, Dream Chaser Still Alive

Jupiter/Exoliner Reportedly Eliminated From NASA Supply Contract, Dream Chaser Still Alive

The Wall Street Journal reports that Lockheed Martin has been eliminated from NASA’a CRS-2 competition to award the next round of space station cargo resupply missions. According to the article, which quotes unnamed sources, the decision has been widely understood since the summer, and was made primarily based upon price. The Lockheed Martin proposal, a […]

SpaceX, Orbital ATK Likely to Receive New Awards With CRS Contract Extension

SpaceX, Orbital ATK Likely to Receive New Awards With CRS Contract Extension

SpaceX is set to launch its 7th Commercial Resupply mission to the International Space Station on June 28th, but based on a notice posted by NASA last Friday, it may be adding at least for more missions to the count through an extension which would see the original contract run through 2018. Fellow supplier Orbital-ATK, […]

For Sierra Nevada and Dream Chaser, the Chase Goes On

For Sierra Nevada and Dream Chaser, the Chase Goes On

Image Credit: Sierra Nevada Corporation Sierra Nevada Corporation is keeping the “chase” in its Dream Chaser space plane. On March 17th, the company revealed its proposal for an unmanned version of Dream Chaser intended to compete for NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services 2, or CRS-2 contract. Unlike the version put forward under NASA’s Commercial Crew program, […]

Keeping the Dream Alive: The Cargo Only Dream Chaser Space Plane

Keeping the Dream Alive: The Cargo Only Dream Chaser Space Plane

One More Time: Dream Chaser / Sierra Nevada Corporation Sierra Nevada Corporation formally introduced the latest variant of its oft proposed but thus far underloved Dream Chaser space plane on Tuesday, March 17th. It is intended to compete for NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services 2, (CRS2) contract to serve the International Space Station. Unlike the manned […]

Why SpaceX, Boeing Won and Dream Chaser Lost: NASA’s Source Selection Explained

Why SpaceX, Boeing Won and Dream Chaser Lost: NASA’s Source Selection Explained

Following the GAO’s denial of bid protest lodged by Sierra Nevada Corporation on January 5, NASA released late last week, a redacted version of its Source Selection Statement for the final phase of Commercial Crew program. Its official name is Commercial Crew Transportation Capability Contract, or CCtCap.  Now, the GAO has released a similarly redacted […]

GAO Denies SNC Dream Chaser Protest

GAO Denies SNC Dream Chaser Protest

Dream Deferred: Image Credit SNC The New Year did not bring good news for Sierra Nevada and its Dream Chaser space plane. As most expected would be the case, the GAO notified SNC that it is denying the company’s protest over NASA’s Commercial Crew award to Boeing and SpaceX. GAO said in part: “In making […]

SNC Protest Ruling: SpaceX and Boeing to Continue Commercial Crew Work

SNC Protest Ruling: SpaceX and Boeing to Continue Commercial Crew Work

Image Credit: SNC Not a good day for Sierra Nevada at court. In a very brief ruling, a judge in the U.S. Federal Court of Appeals declined to “overrule the override” and order NASA rescind its order to Boeing and SpaceX to resume work on the recently awarded Commercial Crew Transportation Capability (CCtCap) contracts. To […]

X-37B Lands at Vandenberg

X-37B Lands at Vandenberg

Image Credit USAF Concluding its longest mission to date, the U.S. Air Force X-37B space plane returned to Earth on Friday, Here is the full Air Force Press Release: Release Number: 041014 10/17/2014 – VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — The X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle mission 3 (OTV-3), the Air Force’s unmanned, reusable space plane, […]

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Hold On A Minute! SNC Files New Motion for Dream Chaser

Hold On A Minute! SNC Files New Motion for Dream Chaser

Still Holding On:  Image Credit Sierra Nevada Corporation. The Wall Street Journal (yes, Andy Pasztor) reports that Sierra Nevada has taken its protest of NASA’s Commercial Crew award to a new level. According to the story, SNC has filed a motion with the U.S. Court of Federal Claims in Washington, D.C. seeking to prevent NASA […]

Av Week Article Gives More Insight Into NASA’s Commercial Crew Decision

Av Week Article Gives More Insight Into NASA’s Commercial Crew Decision

Image Credit: Boeing The NASA source selection statement for Commercial Crew is still not publicly available, at least officially, but Aviation Week has obtained a copy, and the resulting article sheds some light on what its says. From the article: “The internal document, signed by NASA Associate Administrator William Gerstenmaier on Sept. 15, the day […]

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