SPARKS, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- Sierra Nevada Corporation has announced its partnership with Craig Technologies of Cape Canaveral, Florida, in their continued expansion of their ‘Dream Team’ organization.
Throughout SNC's development of the Dream Chaser spacecraft, which will act as a commercial transportation vehicle to low-Earth orbit, Craig Technologies will provide multiple contracted products and services to SNC.
Craig Technologies’ first contract is to work with SNC engineers to design and develop a critical part of the Ground Support Equipment (GSE) known as the cradle. The cradle is a mechanical device used to lift, transport and rotate the Dream Chaser spacecraft during processing.
SNC chose to team with Craig Technologies on its Dream Chaser program because of their depth of human spaceflight experience coupled with their end-to-end design-to-production capability. This production capability includes specialty manufacturing, precision machining and fabrication, and test and evaluation services, as well as materials requirement planning and supply chain management systems.
“To partner with the SNC Dream Team who marries ‘innovation with passion for the mission’ provides us an opportunity to fulfill our vision to further strengthen the Space Coast community,” said Carol Craig, founder and CEO, Craig Technologies.
Craig Technologies recently invested in the renovation of an existing 161,000 square foot facility in Cape Canaveral. The company leveraged NASA’s investment by utilizing the heritage space shuttle depot facility formerly occupied by United Space Alliance and converting it to office and manufacturing space.