Skip to comments.Dream Chaser Mini-Shuttle to Fly ISS Resupply Missions on ULA Atlas V
Posted on 07/26/2017 9:51:08 AM PDT by BenLurkin
Dream Chaser will launch atop the commercial Atlas V in its most powerful configuration, dubbed Atlas V 552, with five strap on solid rocket motors and a dual engine Centaur upper stage while protectively tucked inside a five meter diameter payload fairing with wings folded.
Blast off of Dream Chaser loaded with over 5500 kilograms of cargo mass for the space station crews will take place from ULAs seaside Space Launch Complex-41 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
The unique lifting body design enables runway landings for Dream Chaser, similar to the NASAs Space Shuttle at the Shuttle Landing Facility runway at NASAs Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
(Excerpt) Read more at universetoday.com ...
Home town guys make the cut. Once left as DOA, apparently SNC of Sparks/Reno “mini shuttle” is not DOA after all. Good luck on the attempt.
So ... after all these years, Dyna-Soar finally gets to fly!
That’s a whole lot of space junk to get a single, small payload into orbit — and recover the inefficient mini-craft...
Yep, Sierra Nevada Corporation is getting a lot of attention with this design.
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