Dream Chaser is an American reusable lifting-body spaceplane developed by Sierra Space. Originally intended as a crewed vehicle, the Dream Chaser Space System is set to be produced after the Dream Chaser Cargo System cargo variant is operational. The crewed variant is planned to carry up to seven people and cargo to and from low Earth orbit. Sierra plans to manufacture a fleet of the spaceplane.

The Dream Chaser was originally started in 2004 as a project of SpaceDev, a company that was later acquired by the Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) in 2008. In April 2021 the project was taken over by the Sierra Space Corporation (SSC), which at that time was spun off from the Sierra Nevada Corporation as its own fully independent company.

The cargo Dream Chaser is designed to resupply the International Space Station with both pressurized and unpressurized cargo. It is intended to launch vertically on the Vulcan Centaur rocket and autonomously land horizontally on conventional runways. A proposed version to be operated by European Space Agency (ESA) would launch on an Arianespace vehicle.

The Dream Chaser concept and design is a descendant of the original NASA Space Shuttle program.

Controls :
AG 1 : Fold Wings
AG 2 : Cockpit Lights
AG 8 : Landing Gears
AG 9 : Solar Panels
AG 10 : RCS
(Note that the autopilot is heavily recomended for re entry and landing as the craft can be very unstable, sorry for forgetting to point that out)

GENERAL INFO

  • Created On: Windows
  • Game Version: 1.3.114.0
  • Price: $4,504k
  • Number of Parts: 294
  • Dimensions: 4 m x 7 m x 12 m

PERFORMANCE

  • Total Delta V: 959m/s
  • Total Thrust: 281kN
  • Engines: 30
  • Wet Mass: 15,785kg
  • Dry Mass: 10,550kg

STAGES

Stage Engines Delta V Thrust Burn Mass
1 4 631m/s 100kN 1.5m 15,785kg
2 2 327m/s 45kN 1.8m 15,785kg

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    15 Scatha

    Absolutely amazing craft! Dream Chaser is my favorite spacecraft of all time and I've been looking for a good replica for ages! Great job, I'll have a lot of fun with it. Landing is pretty hard since it loves to spin out, basically can't touch the controlls until its subsonic but then it works beautifully

    14 days ago
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    When will Android be updated?

    15 days ago
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    Amazing, so stable thank you!!

    23 days ago
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    @JoJos Yup, that worked!

    25 days ago
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    1,707 JoJos

    @IMULAerospaceIndustries have you set the command disc to rocket ? because from what i checked, it seems that when in rocket it work fine, while in plane the craft start spinning, that's a other small mistake i forgot to change

    26 days ago
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    @JoJos In orbit, the service module is detached, and the craft’s engines are burning. I set it to maintain retrograde and it started pushing itself down and to the left/right.
    Edit: I tested this again and it even happens when the service module is attached. It seems to have something to do with it always trying to hold its wings level and the engines forcing a pitch down.

    26 days ago
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    The best dreamchaser ever I can't wait for the rockets to come after this craft

    26 days ago
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    1,707 JoJos

    @IMULAerospaceIndustries when does that happen ? if its after re entry the autopilot should hold him steady, that's a details i forgot to mention sorry

    27 days ago
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    How do I keep it from spinning out after the service module thingy is detached?

    27 days ago
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    6,105 Eduarddo

    Congratulations Bro for Building the Best Dream Chaser in the History of this Site.

    +2 27 days ago

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