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Louisville, Colorado-built Dream Chaser meets NASA test goals, wins funding

Posted on: Jan 11 18

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LOUISVILLE — The Dream Chaser’s flight test last year was deemed a success by NASA, which makes the Sierra Nevada Corp. Space Systems-built spacecraft met agency requirements for funding. This could mean  new R&D space in Louisville

The Louisville-based company tested the self-flying craft in November, reports the Denver Business Journal, flying it over the Mojave desert. It was dropped by a helicopter from more than 12,000 feet and its onboard computers flew it through a series of maneuvers before landing on a runway at Edwards Air Force Base.

The test validated the spacecraft’s design for the safe and reliable return of cargo to Earth.

The success of Dream Chaser was part of a testing milestone of $15 million from NASA, according to a Space Act agreement from 2012. Sierra Nevada Corp. Space Systems will receive a total of $212.5 million if it meets all the agreement milestones.  Source: BizWest

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