Dream Chaser for Canada

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) is organizing a 2-day event - Dream Chaser for Canada. It will take place on - at the CSA Headquarters in Saint-Hubert, Quebec.

The purpose of the event is to provide details about the Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) Dream Chaser project and establish a forum for discussions between SNC and Canadian companies and academia involved in space-related research and development activities. The objective is to create synergies and partnership opportunities with SNC, allowing Canadian firms and researchers to contribute their unique expertise to space exploration.

Participating firms and researchers will have the opportunity to learn about the technical aspects of the Dream Chaser project, meet with the SNC engineering team and discuss mutually beneficial capabilities.

Participation in the event is free. However, please note that space is limited and prompt registration is recommended.

Exhibitors

The event will take place in the CSA's Conference Centre which can accommodate 13 exhibition booths (standard size of 6 by 6 feet). The exhibition space will be available on a first come first served basis, also free of charge.

Quick facts

The Dream Chaser® spacecraft is a reusable, multi-mission space utility vehicle. It is capable of providing transportation services to and from low-Earth orbit, where the International Space Station (ISS) resides, and is the only commercial, lifting-body vehicle capable of a runway landing.

In January 2016, NASA awarded a cargo contract to SNC under its Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) program for the ISS. SNC and NASA have since executed a long term public private partnership contract extending cooperation until at least 2024 and providing for the acquisition of a minimum of six Dream Chaser missions by NASA.

Program

Dream Chaser for Canada
December 6-7, 2017

Location:  

Canadian Space Agency
Conference Centre
6767 Route de l'Aéroport
Saint-Hubert, Quebec

Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Time Activity Who
8:00 – 8:45 Registration  
8:45 – 9:15 Opening remarks Luc Brûlé, Vice-President, CSA and Mark Sirangelo, Corporate VP Space Systems
9:15 – 10:00 SNC and CRS 2 Overview Mark Sirangelo, Corporate VP Space Systems
10:00 – 11:00 Technical Overview of the Dream Chaser, including the cargo module Steve Lindsey, VP Space Exploration
11:00 – 11:15 Break  
11:15 – 11:45 Crew Vehicle Steve Lindsey, VP Space Exploration
11:45 – 12:30 Mission Concepts Neeraj Gupta, Manager, Advanced Development Programs
12:30 – 13.30 Lunch (can be purchased at CSA cafeteria)  
13:30 – 14:15 Future Space Architecture and Deep Space Gateway Overview John Roth, VP Strategy & Business Development
14:15 – 14:45 Deep Space Gateway full scale prototype and demonstration Neeraj Gupta, Manager, Advanced Development Programs
14:45 – 15:00 ITAR/SNC Contracting Process John Roth, VP Strategy & Business Development
15:00 – 15:30 Break  
15:30 – 17:30 One-on-one meetings between Canadian space industry players and SNC Dream Chaser team To be confirmed by email to each participant
19:00 The restaurant, Messina, located at 329 Rue Saint-Charles West, Longueuil has been reserved for networking and informal dinner (food and beverages to be purchased individually)  
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Time Activity Who
8:15 – 9:00 Registration  
9:00 – 10:30 One-on-one meetings between Canadian space industry and SNC Dream Chaser team To be confirmed by email to each participant
10:30 – 11:00 Break  
11:00 – 12:30 One-on-one meetings between Canadian space industry and SNC Dream Chaser team To be confirmed by email to each participant
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch (can be purchased at CSA cafeteria)  
13:30 – 15:00 One-on-one meetings between Canadian space industry and SNC Dream Chaser team To be confirmed by email to each participant
15:00 – 15:30 Break  
15:30 – 17:00 One-on-one meetings between Canadian space industry and SNC Dream Chaser team To be confirmed by email to each participant

Please note that on December 7, 2017, a parallel program comprised of various sessions by government officials will take place from 9:00 to 15:00. The CSA, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED), Global Affairs Canada (GAC), National Research Council (NRC), Export Development Canada (EDC) and Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) will present their organizations' respective policies and programs in support of innovation, business development and export opportunities for Canadian industry.

Registration

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