Sierra Nevada Unveils Cargo Version of Private Dream Chaser Space Plane
A robotic space plane may start ferrying supplies to and from the International Space Station a few years from now.
Sierra Nevada Corp. today (March 17) revealed details about the autonomous cargo version of its Dream Chaser space plane, which the company hopes NASA chooses to fly the next round of cargo missions to the orbiting lab. The company also unveiled a video animation of how Dream Chaser could deliver cargo for NASA.
“This represents really the next step in the evolution of Dream Chaser, not only in terms of its capabilities and what it’s going to be able to do, but also in its design and its enhancements as we move forward with many of the technical advances over the last couple of years,” Mark Sirangelo, corporate vice president and head of Sierra Nevada’s Space Systems division, told reporters during a conference call today. [See photos of Dream Chaser]