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    Dream Chaser

    SDC Delivers Dream Chaser® Spacecraft Cabin Mockup


    San Diego, CA, November 26, 2013 - San Diego Composites, Inc., (SDC) has delivered the Dream Chaser® spacecraft cabin mockup to Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC). The Dream Chaser is a next generation spacecraft under development in partnership with NASA's Commercial Crew Program to transport crew and critical cargo to and from low-Earth orbit and potentially the International Space Station.

    SNC's Dream Chaser spacecraft will be launched vertically atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket and land horizontally on a commercial runway anywhere in the world.

    The Dream Chaser cabin mockup is a full-scale pressurized cabin mockup that will be used to evaluate equipment placement and crew cabin operations in both the horizontal and vertical positions. SDC designed the cabin mockup in conjunction with SNC. In addition, SDC performed the analysis, materials testing, and fabrication of the Dream Chaser cabin mockup. SDC also designed and manufactured the tooling for the fiberglass outer shell. The fiberglass outer shell houses structural support ribs and a removable floor. Ribs were co-molded to the fiberglass shell in trapped joints which eliminated the need for hardware, resulting in reduced cost to SNC.

    SDC is committed to providing its customers high quality, innovative, and cost-effective technologies. For more information on the Orion projects or other space structure capabilities, please contact Ken Mercer at (858) 751-0450.

    About San Diego Composites, Inc.
    SDC is committed to providing its customers high quality and cost-effective composites products. For more information on SDC's involvement in the Dream Chaser program, please contact Ken Mercer at (858) 751-0450.


    Dream Chaser® Spacecraft
    Dream Chaser® Spacecraft
    SDC's Dream Chaser Team and Cabin Mockup Credit:  SDC
    SDC's Dream Chaser Team and Cabin Mockup - Credit: SDC
    SDC's Dream Chaser Team and Cabin Mockup Credit: SDC
    SDC's Dream Chaser Team and Cabin Mockup - Credit: SDC
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