Sierra Nevada is moving its mini-shuttle, Dream Chaser, into its own facility.


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Sierra Nevada is moving its mini-shuttle, Dream Chaser, into its own facility.

This article isn’t really as positive as I’d like. For one, they haven’t even signed the lease for the building. Instead, it appears that the company is using this announcement, and the subsequent media coverage, to pressure the local city council to provide them subsidies. For another, the article mentions that drop tests of Dream Chaser will occur next spring, a significant delay from previous announcements. Both points make things appear far more tenuous than they should be.

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  • wodun

    “For another, the article mentions that drop tests of Dream Chaser will occur next spring, a significant delay from previous announcements.”

    Isn’t this par for the course with everything space related?

  • It is. However, they have the test prototype built already, and had supposedly scheduled the flight tests. It is unclear why they delayed. That the delay appears after they are awarded their contract with NASA makes me nervous.

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