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    UNIS/MA/177
    7 September 2017

    MEDIA ADVISORY

    UNOOSA-SNC announcement on United Nations Dream Chaser ® Spacecraft mission

    VIENNA, 7 September (United Nations Information Service) - The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) will announce further details of the United Nations Dream Chaser ® space mission on Monday 25 September 2017, from 15.30 to 16.00 at the UNOOSA exhibition booth (site 23) at the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Adelaide, Australia.

    In 2016, UNOOSA and SNC announced a dedicated space mission to provide developing countries with the opportunity to develop and fly payloads in microgravity conditions related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for an extended duration in low-Earth orbit using SNC's Dream Chaser ® spacecraft. This will be the first-ever United Nations space mission, and the first-ever space mission dedicated to the SDGs. The announcement at this year's IAC will include information about next steps in the initiative for interested countries and other parties.

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    For more information about UNOOSA, please contact:

    Daria  Brankin 
    United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) 
    Telephone: (+43 1) 26060 8718 
    Email: daria.brankin[at]unoosa.org

     

    For more information about SNC, please contact:

    Kimberly Schwandt

    Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC)
    Telephone: (+1) 720 407 3223
    Email: Kimberly.schwandt[a]sncorp.com