Sierra Nevada Corporation's Space Systems Completes Simulator and Avionics Laboratory Milestones for NASA's Commercial Crew Program

Nov 14, 2011, 19:54 ET from Sierra Nevada Corporation

SPARKS, Nev., Nov. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sierra Nevada Corporation's (SNC) Space Systems announces the completion of additional Dream Chaser Space System Milestones under NASA's Commercial Crew Development Phase 2 (CCDev2) Program. To date, SNC has completed five of thirteen Milestones, all on time and on budget.  

The Dream Chaser Program completed a CCDev2 Milestone with a demonstration of the Dream Chaser Cockpit Based Simulator.  The following CCDev2 Milestone was the Dream Chaser Program's Vehicle Avionics Integration Laboratory (VAIL).  The lab is linked to the Cockpit Based Simulator hardware and software for integrated system testing.

About Sierra Nevada Corporation

Under the leadership of CEO Fatih Ozmen and President/CFO Eren Ozmen for over 30 years, Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) is one of America's fastest growing private companies and the Top Woman-Owned Federal Contractor in the U.S. SNC employs over 2100 people in 30 locations in 15 states. Their seven unique business areas are dedicated to providing leading-edge technology solutions to SNC's customers. For more information visit

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About Sierra Nevada Corporation's Space Systems

Sierra Nevada Corporation's Space Systems business area headquartered in Louisville, Colorado, designs and manufactures advanced spacecraft, space vehicles, and spacecraft subsystems for commercial and government customers.  Space Systems (SS) has more than 20 years heritage in space, successfully delivering over 400 subsystems for 300+ satellite missions. Current key programs include NASA's Commercial Crew Development program where we are developing our Dream Chaser® 7 passenger vehicle to take astronauts to the International Space Station; the ORBCOMM Generation 2 program that includes production of 18-48 small satellites for a commercial asset tracking company; the SpaceShip2 program where we are developing a non-toxic "green" rocket engine for Virgin Galactic's suborbital space vehicle to carry tourists to space; and the Modular Space Vehicle program for the DoD's Operationally Responsive Space Office.  For more information about SS visit

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