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About our Dream Chaser news

Latest news on the Dream Chaser, an American reusable lifting-body spaceplane developed by Sierra Space. It was initially planned as a crewed vehicle, but the focus has shifted to cargo missions with the Dream Chaser Cargo System. This innovative spaceplane is set to undertake at least seven missions to the International Space Station (ISS) as part of NASA's Commercial Resupply Services 2 contract awarded in 2016.

Dream Chaser boasts a revolutionary design that combines the flexibility of an aircraft with the capabilities of a spacecraft, offering reliable and cost-effective access to space for a variety of applications. It is particularly noted for its ability to bring cargo back to Earth at fewer than 1.5 Gs, which is significantly gentler than traditional reentry profiles, helping to protect sensitive payloads.

The spaceplane is approaching a major milestone with the planned launch of its first flight, known as SNC Demo-1 or Dream Chaser Demo-1, scheduled for April 2024. This mission will mark the first time the Dream Chaser will fly to the ISS, utilizing the ULA Vulcan Centaur rocket for its journey.

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