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Release date- 13062014 -
SNC is developing the Dream Chaser spacecraft as a commercial transportation vehicle to low-Earth orbit. Craig Technologies will provide multiple contracted products and services to SNC. The announcement was made at a press conference today at
Craig Technologies' first contract is to work with SNC engineers to design and develop a critical part of the Ground Support Equipment (GSE) known as the cradle, a mechanical device used to lift, transport and rotate the Dream Chaser spacecraft during processing.
SNC chose to team with Craig Technologies on its Dream Chaser program because of their depth of human spaceflight experience coupled with their end-to-end design-to-production capability including specialty manufacturing, precision machining and fabrication, and test and evaluation services, as well as materials requirement planning and supply chain management systems.
'Today is the start of a relationship that can grow substantially as a continuation of our expansion in
Craig Technologies' strong engineering capabilities and outstanding facilities along with their company values and passion are an ideal fit for SNC and our Dream Chaser program. We look forward to exploring ways in which we can continue to work together, returning jobs to the
In support of Craig Technologies continual growth as a leading U.S.-Owned, Minority-Owned, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned (SDVO), Economically-Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB), and Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB), SNC has agreed to sponsor Craig in a mentor-protege relationship, supporting a common vision of providing each of SNC's and Craig Technologies' customers with agile, innovative and cost-effective solutions from a richly diverse and passionately dedicated workforce, all committed to making history.
Craig Technologies recently invested in the renovation of an existing 161,000 square foot facility in
'To partner with the SNC Dream Team who marries 'innovation with passion for the mission' provides us an opportunity to fulfill our vision to further strengthen the
Dream Chaser provides the only reusable, human-rated lifting-body spacecraft with a commercial runway landing capability, anywhere in the world, and is on the forefront of the commercial human spaceflight industry, offering safe, reliable and cost-effective crew and critical cargo transportation to low-Earth orbit. Dream Chaser is a multi-mission capable spacecraft that has the ability to operate as an independent science platform, or as a logistics vehicle to retrieve, repair, replace, assemble or deploy items in space.
About Craig Technologies
Founded in 1999 by CEO
Craig Technologies supports projects from concept to real-world application with end-users in mind. Our wide scope of award-winning engineering and technical solutions include Software Design/Development, Systems Engineering, Multidisciplinary Engineering, Training and
Under the direction of President
We engineer, design, prototype, manufacture and test a wide variety of mission-critical systems for a diverse range of customers all under one roof in our 161,000 square foot
SNC's Space Systems has more than 25 years of space heritage and has participated in over 400 successful space missions through the delivery of over 4,000 systems, subsystems and components. During its history, SNC's Space Systems has concluded over 70 programs for
SNC is also the Top Woman-Owned Federal Contractor in
The company continues to focus its growth also on the commercial sector through internal advancements in dual-use applications and outside acquisitions, including the emerging markets of renewable energy, telemedicine, nanotechnology, cyber and net-centric operations. For more information on SNC visit www.sncorp.com and follow us at Facebook.com/SierraNevadaCorporation.
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