Dream Chaser 1

Dream Chaser 1

Vulcan Centaur JUN TBD 2024
SNC Demo-1, also known as Dream Chaser Demo-1, is the planned first flight of the Sierra Nevada robotic resupply spacecraft Dream Chaser to the International Space Station (ISS) under the CRS-2 contract with NASA.
Last updated: May 10, 2024

Launch Information

Launch Information

Launch Vehicle Details

Mission NameDream Chaser 1
Launch SiteSLC-41, Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida
Launch VehicleVulcan Centaur
AgencyUnited Launch Alliance
Launch DateJUN TBD 2024

Demo-1, also known as Dream Chaser Demo-1, is the scheduled first flight of the Sierra Nevada robotic resupply spacecraft Dream Chaser to the International Space Station (ISS). The demonstration mission is scheduled to launch on June 20, 2024 on the ULA Vulcan Centaur rocket's second flight. Building on decades of lifting body operations, Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) designed a new reusable spacecraft to feed the International Space Station (ISS) with commercial cargo.SNC collaborated with industrial partner Lockheed Martin to design Dream Chaser as part of the Commercial Orbital Transportation System (COTS) program. In collaboration with subcontractor Applied Composites, SNC also designed the matching Shooting Star cargo module.The Dream Chaser will touch down at the Shuttle Landing Facility at the Kennedy Space Center, while the Shooting Star will destructively exit the atmosphere at the end of the mission.


Launch Vehicle - Vulcan Centaur

Height61.6 m (202 ft)
Diameter5.4 m (18 ft)
Mass546700 Kg (1205300 lb)
Stages2
Payload To GTO15300 Kg (33700 lb)
Payload To LEO27200 Kg (60000 lb)
Payload To GO7000 Kg (15000 lb)
Payload To TLI12100 Kg (26700 lb)
No Of Boosters4
Maximum Thrust2201.7 kN (495000 lbf)
PropellantHTPB, Al / AP