Sierra Nevada Corporation Congratulates United Launch Alliance and Lockheed Martin on Successful Launch of MAVEN Spacecraft Mission

SPARKS, Nev. , November 19, 2013 – Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) congratulates United Launch Alliance (ULA), Lockheed Martin Corporation, and other industry partners such as the University of Colorado at Boulder, on yesterday’s successful launch of the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft. Part of NASA’s Mars Scout Program, MAVEN will be the first spacecraft mission dedicated to exploring the upper atmosphere of Mars.

The MAVEN mission will provide scientists with insight into the history of Mars’ atmosphere and climate, liquid water and planetary habitability.

“It was a picture-perfect launch of MAVEN atop an Atlas V rocket,” said Mark Sirangelo, corporate vice president and head of SNC’s Space Systems. “From today’s successful launch to the data that will be gathered in the months and years to come, it is another example of the dynamic work that can result when government and industry work hand in hand.”

About Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Space Systems

Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Space Systems business area based in Louisville, Colo., designs and manufactures advanced spacecraft, space vehicles, rocket motors and spacecraft subsystems and components for the U.S. government, commercial customers as well as for the international market. SNC’s Space Systems has more than 25 years of space heritage in space and has participated in over 400 successful space missions through the delivery of over 4,000 systems, subsystems and components. During its history, SNC’s Space Systems has concluded over 70 programs for NASA and over 50 other clients.

About Sierra Nevada Corporation

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), headquartered in Sparks, Nev., is one of America’s fastest growing private companies based on its significant expansion and reputation for rapid, innovative, and agile technology solutions in electronics, aerospace, avionics, space, propulsion, micro-satellite, aircraft, communications systems and solar energy. Under the leadership of CEO Fatih Ozmen and President Eren Ozmen, SNC employs over 2,500 people in 30 locations in 16 states. SNC’s six unique business areas are dedicated to providing leading-edge solutions to SNC’s dynamic customer base.

SNC is also the Top Woman-Owned Federal Contractor in the United States. Over the last 30 years under the Ozmen’s leadership, SNC has remained focused on providing its customers the very best in diversified technologies to meet their needs and has a strong and proven track record of success. The company continues to focus its growth on the commercial sector through internal advancements and outside acquisitions, including the emerging markets of telemedicine, nanotechnology, cyber and net-centric operations. For more information on SNC visit and follow us on Facebook at Sierra Nevada Corporation.