"The lifting-body design gives Dream Chaser a higher lift-to-drag ratio and allows for greater cross-range landing capability, meaning the landing zone (or places where it can land) is greatly increased", said the company. 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. This landing seems to have gone much better, based on the pictures that Sierra Nevada released, though the company hasn't given much additional information.
Dream Chaser looks a lot like a miniature version of a NASA space shuttle. Currently Orbital ATK and SpaceX run resupply missions to the ISS, but those contracts are up come 2018, leaving room for Sierra Nevada to swoop in.
Sirangelo compared the tests with this vehicle to those flown by NASA in 1977 of the space shuttle orbiter Enterprise.
On Saturday, it was dropped from a helicopter over the Mojave Desert in California, and then glided to a runway at Edwards Air Force Base. "This advances our program and the Dream Chaser towards orbital flight, while meeting the final milestone for our NASA CCiCap [Commercial Crew integrated Capability] agreement and supporting milestone 5 of the CRS-2 contract". Those missions will land at Kennedy Space Center. The successful flight had no passengers on board, and the vehicle flew itself instead of being controlled remotely. It's also designed with a "lifting body" meaning it can land nearly anywhere.
"The Dream Chaser flight test demonstrated excellent performance of the spacecraft's aerodynamic design and the data shows that we are firmly on the path for safe, reliable orbital flight", Mark Sirangelo, corporate vice president of SNC's Space System business area, said in a November 13 press release.
The company performed a tow test on the vehicle a little bit over two months before the free-flight test.
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.
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Al-Sabhan met with Hariri in Saudi Arabia when the now resigned prime minister was visiting earlier this week. Having Lebanon plunged in chaos and instability can only exacerbate an already messy regional scene.
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The idea was that shifting the clock would mean the best hours of sunlight happened at the most opportune time of the day. Daylight saving time was used during World War I , according to several historical sources, as a way to reserve fuel.
Initial reports said somebody was barricaded in a structure and there were multiple victims, including one who was dead. Officials transported a 6-year-old student with two gunshot injuries to Mercy Medical Center in Redding.
A note verbale to this effect was "sent to the Indian High Commission in Islamabad " by the Pakistani foreign ministry. Over the last one year, Pakistan has denied multiple requests from the Indian government to let officials meet him.
The Chicago Tribune reports Obama arrived at the center this morning to join other potential jury members in the selection room. Obama still owns a home at 51st and Greenwood, and is registered to vote in Chicago , although he and his family live in D.C.
The feature uses Bluetooth connectivity of your device to enable wireless transfer - without requiring an active data connection. Essentially, Google has chose to capitalize on the interest in the new app, thanks to its exposure through media coverage .
Wage dynamics are still constrained and inflation dampened because of slow productivity growth and a slack in the labour market. The government debt-to-GDP ratio, which fell below the 60% threshold in 2016, is forecast to decline further to 48.8% in 2019.
Mariah Carey is escorted by her ex-security guard Michael Anello at her hotel in London after her concert in Birmingham in 2016. He also claims in the draft lawsuit that she humiliated him and his colleagues by calling them members of hate groups.
High temperatures will gradually warm Wednesday through Friday , as we'll have afternoon highs in the mid to upper 70s. For Monday , we will have the typical morning clouds then partly cloudy skies as we move through the day.
But environmentalists accuse Alibaba and other e-tailers of fuelling a culture of excessive consumption and mountains of waste. The holiday was once a celebration for China's lonely hearts and unattached singles, known as "bare sticks".
However, she hinted that Spacey had assaulted a woman as she told the paper that Spacey had "plied her with booze". Richard Dreyfuss" son Harry called him "a sexual predator' in an article he wrote for BuzzFeed.
The promotional prices then will return online again on Thanksgiving Day and in stores, which will open at 5 p.m. on the holiday. Gobble up doorbusters at Macy's , online at midnight on November 23 and in stores at 5 p.m.
A major change to the appearance of iPads could give users a reason to upgrade their existing tablets and attract new users. The iPad Pro 3 with Face ID is said to have a screen size that's similar to that of the 10.5-inch iPad Pro.
Race 3 is a multistarrer that also stars, Bobby Deol, Jacqueline Fernandes, Saqib Salim, Daisy Shah, among others. As the superstar, Salman Khan has stepped into Race 3 , the film has been hitting the headlines in social media.
If you haven't ordered the Pixel Buds and think you might want to, you can head over the Google Store and pick them up for $159. The right earbud not only awakens Google Assistant, it also activates the cool real time Google Translate feature .
Gurman claims the device will run a new OS dubbed rOS and says Apple is designing a custom chip that will power the new wearable. There are still plenty of details to work out, such as how users will launch apps or control them through the headset.
Released this morning via the Beeb's official Doctor Who Twitter account, the unexpected image quickly gained global attention. The coat lining matching the graphic on the shirt is a lovely touch, but this is a very interesting look for a new Doctor.
May yesterday summoned Patel to No 10 to "remind her of the obligations which exist under the ministerial code". However, when reports of the meetings had first surfaced, Patel told the Guardian "Boris knew about the visit".
That in itself was enough to beat the previous highest recorded top speed of 270.5mph, by a Hennessey Venom GT in 2014 . Since this was a world record attempt, the speed was verified by a third-party company called Racelogic .
Mr Mueller is increasing pressure on Mr Flynn following his indictment of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, NBC said. Lawyers for Mr Flynn and his son, who worked with his father, declined to comment to NBC News .
Many panicked because they were unsure whether it was a local problem, an issue with their phone or the entire nation. While the problems were focused in western Europe and Asia, it was also reported in many parts of the world.
The way the Cavaliers are playing, earning the Eastern Conference's number one seed will be a almost impossible task. The most weird development, meanwhile, has been just how bad the Cleveland Cavaliers look after eight games.