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Mar 18 2015

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Sierra Nevada proposing crewless Dream Catcher as ISS cargo hauler

Sierra Nevada Proposes Unmanned Dream Chaser Space Plane for Space Station Resupply. Dream Chaser Cargo System would be able to carry up to 5000 kg into orbit and will be ready to launch in 2018. Its wings will be foldable to fit within a standard 5 meter rocket fairing.

I dunno…it’s basically two spacecraft flying as one unit. And though SNC touts Dream Catcher as able to land on any 737-qual’d runway, if I’m an Airport Authority manager, no way am I letting Dream Catcher land on my airstrip and potentially tear up my runway with its nose skid. I’m just not sold on Dream Catcher.

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