The Dream Chaser Spacecraft

Sierra Nevada's Dream Chaser Space Plane Aces Free Flight Drop Test

Sierra Nevada Corporation is developing the Dream Chaser for the last ten years, together with NASA, the latter then singled out to develop more than 125 million dollars.

Dream Chaser made a landing at a US air force base Edwards, which is located in the Mojave desert in California.

According to Nasa, the flight test "helped advance the vehicle under Nasa's Commercial Crew Program space act agreement, as well as helped prepare the vehicle for service under Nasa's Commercial Resupply Services 2 program".

"The lifting-body design gives Dream Chaser a higher lift-to-drag ratio and allows for greater cross-range landing capability, meaning the landing zone (or places where it can land) is greatly increased", said the company.

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The Dream Chaser prototype spacecraft passed a big test yesterday, gliding to a successful landing on a runway in the Mojave Desert after it was dropped from a helicopter. Sierra Nevada was picked for that round, along with SpaceX and Orbital ATK again.

SNC's lifting-body spacecraft has been in development for more than a decade and is created to deliver up to 5,500kg of pressurised and unpressurised cargo to the space station.

The Dream Chaser is a fairly unique vehicle compared to the other two companies' spacecraft. It is being created to land on runways and then allow crews to access the materials flown back to Earth soon after landing. Since then, Sierra Nevada has been modifying the Dream Chaser to just carry cargo. The Dream Chaser, however, which is meant to launch on top of an Atlas V rocket, glides down to Earth like a plane after reentering the atmosphere, landing horizontally on a runway.

The craft was made by the Sierra Nevada Corporation and was tested at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center in California. The Dream Chaser from Sierra Nevada offers more reliable landings than the other two now offer.

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