|[January 30, 2013]
Sierra Nevada Corporation and Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company Partner on Dream Chaser® Programs
SPARKS, Nev. --(Business Wire)--
Sierra Nevada Corporation's (SNC) Space Systems is pleased to announce
Lockheed Martin (News - Alert) 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 (News - Alert)), 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 Systems.
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
entrepeneurial 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
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
Nevada Corporation (SNC) is one of America's fastest growing
private companies. Under the leadership of CEO Fatih
Ozmen and President Eren
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.
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