SNC’s Dream Chaser® spacecraft will launch on ULA’s Atlas V Rocket
SPARKS, Nev., October 02, 2015 – Sierra Nevada Corporation’s (SNC) Space Systems congratulates United Launch Alliance (ULA), a joint venture between Boeing and Lockheed Martin, on their 100th consecutive successful launch since the company was formed in late 2006. ULA’s 100th successful launch took place in the early hours on Friday, October 2, 2015 when ULA launched the Morelos-3 satellite from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.
“We at SNC congratulate our friends at ULA, under the leadership of Tory Bruno, on achieving this unprecedented milestone for their organization,” said Mark N. Sirangelo, corporate vice president, SNC’s Space Systems. “Providing reliable launch services is one of the most challenging endeavors in the aerospace industry and for an organization to achieve this level of success is a milestone that deserves to be celebrated. We’re proud of our long-standing, positive relationship with ULA and look forward to continuing to work together. When it became time to select a launch vehicle for the first orbital launch of SNC’s Dream Chaser spacecraft, we knew ULA’s commitment to mission success and proven track record were accomplishments that we wanted to align our program with.”
SNC’s Dream Chaser spacecraft is the only reusable, lifting-body, multi-mission-capable space utility vehicle with a commercial runway landing capability, anywhere in the world - offering safe, affordable, flexible and reliable crewed and uncrewed transportation services to low-Earth orbit (LEO) destinations such as the International Space Station (ISS). SNC is working with ULA to provide its launch services for the Dream Chaser Cargo System, SNC’s solution for NASA’s commercial transportation services needs under the Cargo Resupply Services 2 (CRS2) contract.
About Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Space Systems
Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Space Systems business area based in Louisville, Colorado, 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 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. For more information about SNC’s Space Systems visit www.sncspace.com.
About Sierra Nevada Corporation
Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), headquartered in Sparks, Nevada, is among the “World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Space.” Over the last 30 years, under the leadership of President Eren Ozmen and CEO Fatih Ozmen, SNC has become one of America’s fastest-growing private companies and the Top Woman-Owned Federal Contractor in the United States. With a workforce of over 3,000 personnel, SNC now has 33 locations in 18 states and business divisions in England, Germany and Turkey. SNC has a reputation for rapid, innovative, and agile technology solutions in electronics, aerospace, avionics, space, propulsion, micro-satellite, aircraft and communications systems.
SNC has six unique business areas that are dedicated to providing leading-edge solutions to its dynamic customer base. SNC has a proven track record of success spanning more than five decades. It is focused on providing its customers with the very best in diversified technologies and continues to focus its growth on the commercial sector through internal advancements in dual-use applications and outside acquisitions including the emerging markets of telemedicine, Cyber, net-centric operations and commercial airlines.
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Media Contact: SNCDreamChaser@sncorp.com or Betsy McDonald at 775-849-6435.