Sierra Nevada’s Dream Chaser conducts successful free flight test

Sierra Nevada’s Dream Chaser conducts successful free flight test

SPARKS, Nev. -- Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) announced a successful atmospheric Free-Flight test of its Dream Chaser spacecraft, signaling the program taking another step closer to orbital... Read More

Tuesday November 14, 2017 0 comments Tags: Louisville, Sierra Nevada Corporation, Dream Chaser, Mark Sirangelo, Faith Ozmen, NASA, International Space Station

CU Boulder team selected to build satellite to study ‘evaporating’ planets

CU Boulder team selected to build satellite to study ‘evaporating’ planets

BOULDER -- A team led by the University of Colorado Boulder has been selected to build a tiny orbiting satellite to study the evaporating atmospheres of gigantic hot Jupiters -- distant gaseous... Read More

Wednesday November 1, 2017 0 comments Tags: Boulder, CU Boulder, Kevin France, Blue Canyon Technologies, CUTE, LASP, NASA

Sierra Nevada signs memo of understanding with Canadian Space Agency

Sierra Nevada signs memo of understanding with Canadian Space Agency

SPARKS, Nev. -- Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) announced it signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) to explore possibilities of using the Dream Chaser ... Read More

Wednesday October 4, 2017 0 comments Tags: Louisville, Sierra Nevada Corporation, Dream Chaser, Mark Sirangelo, NASA, Canadian Space Agency

Ball Aerospace completes spectrometer testing for NASA’s TEMPO program

Ball Aerospace completes spectrometer testing for NASA’s TEMPO program

BOULDER -- The Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of Pollution (TEMPO) instrument, designed and built by Ball Aerospace for NASA, has completed spectrometer testing and verification. ... Read More

Thursday September 21, 2017 0 comments Tags: Boulder, NASA, TEMPO, Ball Aerospace, Kelly Chance, Jim Oschmann

Suborbital space researchers conference set for Dec. 18-20 at Broomfield Interlocken

Suborbital space researchers conference set for Dec. 18-20 at Broomfield Interlocken

BROOMFIELD -- As a new generation of suborbital space vehicles prepares to come online for space research, education and space tourism over the next two years, the 2017 Next-generation... Read More

Thursday August 24, 2017 0 comments Tags: Broomfield, Next-generation Suborbital Researchers Conference, Southwest Research Institute, Dr. Alan Stern, NASA, Commercial Spaceflight Federation

MAVEN spacecraft orbits Mars for 1,000 days

MAVEN spacecraft orbits Mars for 1,000 days

BOULDER -- NASAs MAVEN mission to Mars led by the University of Colorado Boulder hit a milestone on June 17, marking 1,000 days of orbiting the red planet. Since its launch in November 2013... Read More

Monday June 19, 2017 0 comments Tags: Boulder, CU Boulder, MAVEN, NASA, Bruce Jakosky, LASP

Dream Chaser passes major NASA milestone to supply International Space Station

Dream Chaser passes major NASA milestone to supply International Space Station

SPARKS, Nev. -- Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) successfully passed the third integration milestone for the Dream Chaser program under the NASA Commercial Resupply Services (CRS2) program ,... Read More

Friday May 26, 2017 0 comments Tags: Louisville, SNC Space Systems, NASA, Dream Chaser, ISS, Steve Lindsey, Sierra Nevada Corporation

CU Boulder space weather instrument installed on commercial satellite

CU Boulder space weather instrument installed on commercial satellite

BOULDER -- A University of Colorado Boulder-built instrument that will provide unprecedented imaging of the Earths upper atmosphere has been successfully installed on the commercial satellite... Read More

Thursday May 18, 2017 0 comments Tags: Boulder, CU Boulder, LASP, NASA, Richard Eastes, William McClintock