Top News on Sierra Nevada

  • Sierra Nevada still in a Dream despite crash landing


    America’s dream of getting astronauts to space and home again without having to suffer the embarrassment of sending them to Kazakhstan for a Russian Soyuz flight has taken an uncertain step forward. The drop-test of a US-built spaceplane concept appears to have validated its airworthiness, but its maker – Sierra Nevada – remains cagey about the extent of the damage done when its 1min glide from 12,500ft (3,810m) ended in a crash landing at Edwards Air Force Base in California.


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  • Sierra Nevada fields ARGUS-IS upgrade to Gorgon Stare pod


    ​The US Air Force is now operating a powerful airborne imagery sensor called the Gorgon Stare Increment 2 pod, allowing...


  • Europe chases dream of spaceplane operations


    A US-European agreement to develop spaceplane technology may extend the remit of Sierra Nevada’s in-development Dream...


  • Embraer announces Melbourne expansion for Legacy 500/450


    ​Embraer will add assembly lines for the Legacy 500/450 business jets to the expanding Melbourne, Florida, production...


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  • Alaska to start seasonal Las Vegas-Mammoth Lakes flights

    News | 18 Aug 2014 17:44 | Jon Hemmerdinger

    ​Alaska Airlines will launch new seasonal flights between Las Vegas and Mammoth Yosemite airport in California on 15 January, 2015.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Alaska-to-start-seasonal-Las-Vegas-Mammoth-Lakes-flights-402796/
  • FARNBOROUGH: Comet's tail is big story of ESA's year

    News | 07 Jul 2014 10:01 | Dan Thisdell

    Comets probably aren’t the bad luck omens or even harbingers of doom that many early civilisations assumed – but, just to be sure, a very close eye is being kept on the snappily-named 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko as it hurtles towards the Sun.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/FARNBOROUGH-Comets-tail-is-big-story-of-ESAs-year-400684/
  • Sierra Nevada fields ARGUS-IS upgrade to Gorgon Stare pod

    News | 02 Jul 2014 02:00 | Stephen Trimble

    ​The US Air Force is now operating a powerful airborne imagery sensor called the Gorgon Stare Increment 2 pod, allowing a single unmanned aircraft to monitor in high-resolution everything that moves over a 100km2 area for several hours at a time.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Sierra-Nevada-fields-ARGUS-IS-upgrade-to-Gorgon-Stare-pod-400978/
  • AUVSI: Exelis unveils wide area sensor for UAV market

    News | 14 May 2014 15:56 | Stephen Trimble

    Exelis has launched a new wide-area, persistent surveillance system for commercial and military unmanned air vehicles (UAV) – the CorvusEye 1500.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/AUVSI-Exelis-unveils-wide-area-sensor-for-UAV-market-399263/
  • ANALYSIS: Spain's unmanned aerospace credentials showcased through ATLAS

    News | 06 Apr 2014 23:00 | Dan Thisdell

    ​Near the village of Villacarrillo in Andalusia’s Jaén province, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains and two hours’ drive from Granada, there is, carved out of the region’s endless olive groves, a miniature airfield.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Spains-unmanned-aerospace-credentials-showcased-through-ATLAS-397579/
  • Europe chases dream of spaceplane operations

    News | 10 Jan 2014 03:12 | Dan Thisdell

    A US-European agreement to develop spaceplane technology may extend the remit of Sierra Nevada’s in-development Dream Chaser beyond its planned use by NASA to shuttle astronauts to and from the International Space Station.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Europe-chases-dream-of-spaceplane-operations-394705/