U.N. agency signs MoU with Sierra Nevada to carry secondary payloads in back of Dream Chaser

by | Jun 29, 2016 | commercial launch services, Satellites, Science, Technology | 0 comments

Sierra Nevada Corp (SNC) and United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for one or more Dream Chaser missions that will host payloads from member countries. SNC’s Dream Chaser is a reusable, orbital spacecraft designed to be a flexible Space Utility Vehicle (SUV) and transportation system for a variety of Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) missions.

Under the agreement, UNOOSA and SNC will work with member countries to develop an interface control document and payload hosting guide to allow payloads developed by participating countries to be hosted and operated on a dedicated mission, providing those countries affordable access to space. By utilizing Dream Chaser as a flexible SUV for LEO missions, countries will benefit from social, economic and educational opportunities.

 

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