The device was tested in free flight mode and landing.
The orbital vehicle is created to make runway landings, much like the retired space shuttles, and has been undergoing testing at the Armstrong Flight Research Center since January.
Dream Chaser was lifted by a helicopter and flown more than 10,000 feet (3,000 meters) in altitude before being dropped.
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Commercial crew was a follow-on to the Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) or "commercial cargo" program that led to the SpaceX and Orbital ATK uncrewed systems that resupply ISS today - Falcon 9/Dragon and Antares/Cygnus.
But Saturday's first-ever successful test flight of a miniature, new-generation space shuttle was something of a coup for the Sierra Nevada Corp., which had been waiting years to fly. This landing seems to have gone much better, based on the pictures that Sierra Nevada released, though the company hasn't given much additional information.
On November 11, commercial missions took another step forward with a successful test flight from Sierra Nevada Corporation's Dream Chaser, which is due to first ferry cargo to the International Space Station around 2019.
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Sierra Nevada and NASA are planning to review the test flight to confirm both the spacecraft's general flight characteristics and the performance of the flight software on board, which was in use for the first time.
In previous tests this year a helicopter carried the Dream Chaser aloft but did not release it. The vehicle occupied the same hanger that Nasa used before for its Space Shuttle Enterprise in the late 1970s. It glided towards the Edwards Air Force Base in California and successfully landed. He stressed that the vehicle's flight was completely autonomous, not like a UAV where humans are controlling it. Sirangelo noted that the flight profile included commands for the vehicle to turn left and then right, then return to the centerline during descent. Dream Chaser is a lifting body whose design builds on work NASA did through the HL-20 program decades ago.
Analysis of the data collected during that flight is in progress, but Sirangelo felt confident that the vehicle performed as expected. Dream Chaser, which looks like a smaller version of the Space Shuttle, would initially be launched on an Atlas V rocket.
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