Sierra Nevada Corp tests Dream Chaser spacecraft

The Dream Chaser rolls out on Runway 22L at Edwards Air Force Base California. Credit NASA

Dream Chaser made a landing at a USA air force base Edwards, which is located in the Mojave desert in California.

The unmanned craft is created to launch atop a rocket and shuttle cargo and supplies to the International Space Station, and then return to land on a runway with experiments and samples from the space station. The reusable craft is considered ideal for this task since it's smoother return will ensure the preservation of precious scientific specimens on board. "The vehicle landed safely, and there were absolutely no issues", Mark Sirangelo, the head of Sierra Nevada Corp's Space Systems Division, said in an interview. It's called a lifting body plane due to the lift being created by the body of the vehicle rather than the wings.

The Dream Chaser is a fairly unique vehicle compared to the other two companies' spacecraft. The flexible aircraft can also be rapidly turned around and reused for future flights. They're created to be used 15 or more times and have autonomous launch, flight and landing capabilities, according to Sierra Nevada Corp. He says that the company will carry out the shipment of cargo to the ISS, for the first time this will be done in 2020. (5,500 kilograms) of cargo to the International Space Station. Orbital ATK's capsule - known as Cygnus - is then created to burn up in the Earth's atmosphere once it leaves the station, while SpaceX's Dragon cargo capsule can survive the descent to Earth, using parachutes to land in the ocean.

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The spacecraft will be launched on top of Atlas V rockets built by the United Launch Alliance and on its return to Earth it will land on the runway.

Originally, Sierra Nevada had hoped its Dream Chaser would carry astronauts, and not just cargo, to the ISS.

Sierra Nevada conducted a successful glide and landing test flight with its Dream Chaser spaceplane on Saturday, November 11. The company promised to release more test flight details, images and video on Monday (Nov. 13).

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