Top Space Veteran to Lead Sierra Space Launch and Flight Operations as the Company Advances the First Commercial Spaceplane

Top Space Veteran to Lead Sierra Space Launch and Flight Operations as the Company Advances the First Commercial Spaceplane

 Sierra Space announced two key appointments as the company moves toward launch of the Dream Chaser® spaceplane in 2023.  Mukwatsibwoha “Kwatsi” Alibaruho joins as Senior Vice President (SVP) of Mission & Launch and Recovery Operations and Jeff Davis is appointed Vice President (VP) of Flight Operations. Both appointments will report directly to Sierra Space’s Chief […]

Sierra Space and Spaceport America Sign Agreement on Landing Site for Dream Chaser® Spaceplane

Sierra Space and Spaceport America Sign Agreement on Landing Site for Dream Chaser Spaceplane

Memorandum of Understanding Adds New Mexico Spaceport to Growing Portfolio of Global Landing Locations for Dream Chaser Expands Working Relationship Following Sierra Space’s 2022 Corporate Sponsorship of Spaceport America Cup Sierra Space and Spaceport America announced the signing of a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The agreement adds the world-class New Mexico spaceport to Sierra […]

Sierra Space to Open Human Spaceflight Center, Train the Future Astronaut Corps for the New Commercial Space Economy

Sierra Space to Open Human Spaceflight Center, Train the Future Astronaut Corps for the New Commercial Space Economy

Sierra Space’s Human Spaceflight Center and Astronaut Training Academy at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Will be Led by Dr. Janet Kavandi, Sierra Space President and Veteran of Three Space Shuttle Missions  Sierra Space announced today that it is creating the world’s first fully-integrated commercial human spaceflight center and astronaut training academy. Dr. Janet Kavandi, a space […]

FAA Issues Commercial Space Reentry Site Operator License for Huntsville International Airport

FAA Issues Commercial Space Reentry Site Operator License for Huntsville International Airport

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is issuing a license to the Huntsville-Madison Airport Authority in Alabama to operate the Huntsville International Airport (HSV) as a commercial space reentry site. The license permits the airport to offer its site for Sierra Space Dream Chaser vehicles returning to Earth from future NASA resupply missions to […]

Teledyne, Sierra Space and Nissan Designing Lunar Terrain Vehicle for NASA

Teledyne, Sierra Space and Nissan Designing Lunar Terrain Vehicle for NASA

Teledyne Brown Engineering announced at the 37th Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, CO, that it is leading a team including partners Sierra Space and Nissan North America, to design the crewed Lunar Terrain Vehicle (LTV) that will support future exploration on the moon.   With almost seven decades of space hardware design and development experience, Teledyne […]

FAA Issues Draft Environmental Assessment Regarding Sierra Space’s Plan to Land Dream Chaser at Shuttle Landing Facility in Florida

https://spacechannel.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/NEWS-Sierra-Space-Enviornmental-1.mp4 On Tuesday, the FAA released a draft Environmental Assessment to the public regarding a proposal by Sierra Space to land its Dream Chaser spaceplane at the Shuttle Landing Facility, or SLF, in Florida. Completion of the assessment is necessary for the proposal to be approved, and a public comment period lasting through January 24 […]