Sierra Nevada Corp. chooses Triumph to deliver Dream Chaser spacecraft landing gear system

BERWYN, Pa. Triumph Group Inc.’s (NYSE:TGI) Integrated Systems business unit will provide the landing gear system for the Dream Chaser spacecraft, a reusable, automated cargo lifting-body space vehicle being developed by engineers at Sierra Nevada Corp. (SNC) in Sparks, Nevada.

Jan 3rd, 2018
Sierra Nevada Corp. chooses Triumph to deliver Dream Chaser spacecraft landing gear system
Sierra Nevada Corp. chooses Triumph to deliver Dream Chaser spacecraft landing gear system

BERWYN, Pa. Triumph Group Inc.’s (NYSE:TGI) Integrated Systems business unit will provide the landing gear system for the Dream Chaserspacecraft, a reusable, automated cargo lifting-body space vehicle being developed by engineers at Sierra Nevada Corp. (SNC) in Sparks, Nevada.

SNC’s Dream Chaser space vehicle supports NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services 2 (CRS2) program intended to resupply the International Space Station (ISS).

The contract from SNC includes the main and nose landing gear, as well as integrated actuation solutions for the landing gear and gear door systems manufactured at Triumph’s Redmond, Washington, site.

“The landing gear system used on the Dream Chaserspacecraft showcases our ability to design and integrate reliable systems for use on advanced aerospace applications that can withstand extreme conditions like those found in space,” says Tom Holzthum, executive vice president of Triumph Integrated Systems. “We are proud to once again have our products support missions that serve the International Space Station.”

Triumph Integrated Systems previously partnered with SNC to provide consulting services for the Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) program with NASA, also in support of the ISS. In addition, the company provides high-precision miniature motors to support robotic satellite demonstration missions.

“Space applications exemplify the breadth of our technical capability,” Holzthum adds. “Our components and systems can perform under the demanding conditions needed to support space exploration programs.”


Generic Triumph landing gear image (not specific to Dream Chaser)

Triumph Group Inc., headquartered in Berwyn, Pennsylvania, designs, engineers, manufactures, repairs, and overhauls a broad portfolio of aircraft structures, components, accessories, subassemblies and systems. The company serves a broad, worldwide spectrum of the aviation industry, including original equipment manufacturers of commercial, regional, business, and military aircraft and aircraft components, as well as commercial and regional airlines and air cargo carriers.

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