SNC Components Contribute to NASA's OSIRIS-REx Mission
October 20, 2020
While OSIRIS-REx is on its journey, it needs to stay powered. Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) provided two solar array two axis gimbals (SATAG) which mount and position the arrays for the spacecraft. The SATAGs are a vital piece to OSIRIS-REx’s power supply system.
BlogSNC HQ in America’s #1 Best City
October 14, 2020
SNC is headquartered in Reno/Sparks and we whole-heartedly agree with bestcities.org, who recently named Reno as America’s #1 Best Small City.
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In the News: Inside Sierra Nevada Corp’s space plans, from the reusable ‘Dream Chaser’ to inflatable habitats
October 12, 2020
Sierra Nevada Corporation is best known as a private aerospace and national security contractor – but the company is investing heavily in its space systems division, especially as it sees NASA and other companies building infrastructure in orbit
BlogDream Chaser® Spaceplane Team Performs Successful Wind Tunnel Testing
October 08, 2020
SNC recently completed a successful series of wind tunnel tests performed at NASA’s Ames Research Center over the course of three weeks, requiring both on-site and additional remote support, for more than 16 hours a day. It was a test our Dream Chaser® spaceplane team worked on for more than a year with preparation and planning.
Employee Spotlight: Meet Dream Chaser Structural Engineer, Gracie P
September 21, 2020
Gracie explains to us how the important analysis she did on the Dream Chaser wings led to their successful delivery to our production facility at SNC and why she wanted to work on the Dream Chaser program
U.S. Customs & Border Protection Awards SNC Second $47M Contract to Expand MEA Fleet
September 17, 2020
Sierra Nevada Corporation was awarded a second $47M contract for two additional Multi-Role Enforcement Aircraft (MEA) by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), bringing total MEA aircraft orders to four in 2020.
SNC Awarded Patent for its Surface Mount Technology Solar Panels
September 15, 2020
Sierra Nevada Corporation was recently awarded a patent for its Surface Mount Technology (SMT) solar panels.
BlogDream Chaser® Spaceplane Mockup Delivered to NASA's Johnson Space Center for Astronaut Training
September 08, 2020
The Space Vehicle Mockup Facility (SVMF) at NASA’s Johnson Space Center recently received a brand new addition! SNC delivered a mockup of our Dream Chaser® spaceplane to the facility. Its arrival to the SVMF, or more commonly known as Building 9, is crucial to preparing astronauts for when Dream Chaser arrives at the International Space Station.
Ozmens’ SNC Secures New U.S. Army Contract to Continue Critical Encryption Device Production
August 27, 2020
Sierra Nevada Corporation was recently awarded a U.S. Army contract for $318.9 million for continued Simple Key Loader (SKL) production, engineering and sustainment support services.
Employee Spotlight: Meet Cherissa F., SNC’s Lead CAD Manager for the Dream Chaser® Spaceplane
August 26, 2020
When SNC’s lead Computer Aided Design manager for the Dream Chaser® spaceplane team needs to describe her career to people, Cherissa F. equates it to packing up the car for vacation. Everything needs to be loaded into the car, but how you do it is key, not only for a successful vacation, but for Dream Chaser missions too.
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In the News: Dynetics Flies Second X-61A Gremlins Air Vehicle
August 25, 2020
Dynetics successfully tested a second X-61A Gremlins Air Vehicle (GAV), as well as the Gremlins airborne recovery system, last month for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Sierra Nevada Corporation is a member of Dynetics led team.
Ozmens’ SNC Successfully Grows Tomatoes in Astro Garden® System
August 17, 2020
Sierra Nevada Corporation successfully grew juicy red tomatoes for the first time in its Astro Garden system. SNC used its aeroponics technology to grow the tomatoes at its Madison, Wisconsin facility as a part of NASA’s NextSTEP-2 program.