Sierra Nevada Corporation and Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company Partner
on Dream Chaser® Programs
SPARKS, Nev. -- January 30, 2013
Sierra Nevada Corporation’s (SNC) Space Systems is pleased to announce
Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, of Littleton, Colo., is joining the SNC
Dream Chaser® team. Lockheed Martin will be an exclusive partner to SNC on
NASA's Certification Products Contract (CPC), and has been competitively
selected to build the composite structure for the Dream Chaser at NASA’s
Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, La.
"The SNC team is thrilled that Lockheed Martin will be joining our expanding
world-class team of partner organizations also working to certify the Dream
Chaser Space System for crewed flights to the International Space Station for
NASA,” said Mark Sirangelo, corporate vice president and head of SNC’s Space
Lockheed Martin is developing NASA's Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV),
and brings extensive and current experience in obtaining NASA certification
for a crewed flight vehicle to the Dream Chaser program.
The composite structure for the Dream Chaser flight test vehicle is being
built under the SNC $212.5 million Space Act Agreement for the NASA Commercial
Crew Integrated Capability Program. This effort leverages the extensive
Lockheed Martin experience in building composite structures for spacecraft and
high performance aircraft.
The SNC and Lockheed Martin partnership represents the best of entrepreneurial
spirit and established space mission success, collaborating on vehicle
development, certification and reaching additional customer markets for the
Dream Chaser orbital vehicle.
About Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Space Systems
Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Space Systems business area has more than 25 years
of space heritage in space, and has participated in over 400 successful space
missions through the delivery of over 4,000 systems, subsystems and
components. During its history, SNC Space Systems has concluded over 70
programs for NASA and hundreds of programs for more than 50 other clients
globally. For more information about SS visit www.sncspace.com.
About Sierra Nevada Corporation
Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) is one of America’s fastest growing private
companies. Under the leadership of CEO Fatih Ozmen and President Eren Ozmen,
SNC employs over 2,500 people in 32 locations in 17 states. SNC’s six unique
business areas are dedicated to providing leading-edge technology solutions to
SNC’s customers. For more information visit www.sncorp.com.
Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Space Systems
Krystal Scordo, 720-407-3192
Sierra Nevada Corporation
Julie Ardito, 775-849-6968
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