Sierra Nevada to Team With Craig Technologies

Dream Chaser (Credit: Sierra Nevada Corporation)
Dream Chaser (Credit: Sierra Nevada Corporation)

SPARKS, Nev. (SNC PR) — Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) and Craig Technologies will host a joint press conference on Thursday to announce the expansion of SNC’s Dream Chaser® ‘Dream Team’ to include Craig Technologies, a Woman-Owned, Minority-Owned, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVO), on the development of SNC’s Dream Chaser Space System. Craig Technologies will support SNC in multiple areas of design and development that will be discussed. Media will have the opportunity to speak with SNC and Craig Technologies program executives and tour Craig Technologies manufacturing area.

SNC’s Dream Chaser spacecraft is a multi-mission space utility vehicle offering safe, reliable and cost-effective crewed and uncrewed transportation services to low-Earth orbit (LEO). Craig Technologies is a Woman-Owned, Minority-Owned, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business that will support the SNC Dream Chaser program with design engineering and manufacturing. The Dream Chaser spacecraft is currently in production to meet SNC’s plan for initial launch from Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in November 2016. SNC is working with proven large and small business partners to meet that goal.

SNC selected Craig Technologies for its business strength and quality processes. The company is AS9100c certified and ITAR registered. The small business has demonstrated success with its newest manufacturing division which is further strengthened under the non-reimbursable Space Act Agreement with KSC to maintain and utilize an inventory of 1,600 pieces of specialty manufacturing and test equipment once used to process 80 percent of shuttle components. Work under a variety of disciplines will be done at the 161,000 square foot ADMC in Cape Canaveral outside of KSC.

About Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Space Systems

Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Space Systems business area based in Louisville, Colorado, designs and manufactures advanced spacecraft, space vehicles, rocket motors and spacecraft subsystems and components for the U.S. Government, commercial customers as well as for the international market.  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 NASA and over 50 other clients. For more information about SNC’s Space Systems visit www.sncspace.com and follow us at Facebook.com/SNCSpaceSystems.

About Craig Technologies Aerospace and Defense Manufacturing Center (ADMC)

Under the direction of President Mark Mikolajczyk, Craig Technologies’ nationally-recognized Aerospace and Defense Manufacturing Center (ADMC) is ISO 9001/AS9100 Certified and ITAR compliant and offers a unique end-to-end design-to-production capability that includes specialty manufacturing, custom avionics, precision machining and fabrication, and test and evaluation services. 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 Cape Canaveral facility that is supported with over 2,000 pieces of specialty manufacturing and test equipment, experienced engineers, and certified technicians.  More information can be found at http://www.ctadmc.com.