Dream Chaser lands (Credit: NASA)
SPARKS, Nev., October 17, 2019 (SNC PR) – Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), the global aerospace and national security leader owned by Chairwoman and President Eren Ozmen and CEO Fatih Ozmen, in cooperation with partners OHB System AG (OHB) and 4Space, delivered a feasibility report to the European Space Agency (ESA) on utilizing SNC’s Dream Chaser® spacecraft as a platform for European microgravity missions in lieu of the International Space Station (ISS).
“We are proud to be working with ESA and our international business partners on the many ways Dream Chaser can fulfill future European mission requirements, “ said SNC’s owner and CEO Fatih Ozmen. “Our relationships with ESA and leading European aerospace companies date back many years and with the first flight of the Dream Chaser ahead, we are pleased to offer critical infrastructure to enable and sustain a vibrant lower-Earth orbit (LEO) space economy.”
The study looked at scenarios for European microgravity missions in LEO on the premise the ISS will eventually be either decommissioned or turned over primarily to commercial operators. The study reviewed technical, programmatic, financial and market aspects of an architecture based on the Dream Chaser.
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