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About Sierra Nevada Corporation

For Sierra Nevada Corp. (SNC), space is the frontier. The company, a leading supplier of space systems to NASA, has participated in more than 450 missions to space, including Mars. The company's Dream Chaser spacecraft is scheduled for a 2021 launch for a trip to the International Space Station. SNC's space efforts include propulsion systems, satellites, an subsystems. The company also supplies instruments, equipment, and systems for defense applications and its commercial products include flight vision systems and radio and communications equipment. SNC's subsidiaries are Orbital Technologies and Spacedev. The privately held company was founded in 1963.


SNC offers technology products in a range of industries, including aerospace, avionics, electronics, communications systems, micro-satellite, propulsion, solar energy, and space. Its divisions are Electronic & Information Systems, ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance), Aviation & Security, Integrated Mission Systems, and Space Systems.


Geographic Reach

SNC, based in Sparks, Nevada, operates from about 35 offices in 20 states across the US and at customer sites around the world. It has offices in England, Germany, and Turkey.

Sales and Marketing

SNC counts the NASA and the US Departments of Defense and Homeland Security among its key clients.


SNC has joined the rush of commercial companies to space and it's making headway. Its Dream Chaser cargo spacecraft is scheduled to travel to the International Space Station in 2021. The craft is a multi-mission space utility vehicle designed for transporting crew and cargo to low-Earth orbit (LEO) destinations. The company also has built Shooting Star, a 15-foot attachment to Dream Chaser that provide extra storages for payloads.

Beyond low-earth orbit, SNC is one of more than a dozen companies selected by NASA to bid on delivering payloads to the moon. The spacecraft chosen by NASA would deliver cargo to the moon in anticipation of a human landing in 2024 as part of NASA's Artemis program. SNC faces strong competition in snagging the Artemis job from NASA from the likes of SpaceX and Blue Origin.

Company Background

SNC has been named the Top Woman-Owned Federal Contractor in the US. The company was founded in 1963.

Sierra Nevada Corporation

444 Salomon Cir
Sparks, NV 89434-9651
Phone: 1 (775) 331-0222

Firm Stats

Employer Type: Privately Owned
Chb Chief Financial Officer: Eren Akman
Chairman and President: Eren Ozmen
CEO: Fatih Ozmen
Employees (This Location): 350
Employees (All Locations): 3,063

Major Office Locations

Sparks, NV

Other Locations

Huntsville, AL
Folsom, CA
Fremont, CA
Los Gatos, CA
Centennial, CO
Englewood, CO
Louisville, CO
Fort Walton Beach, FL
Hagerstown, MD
Durham, NC
Fayetteville, NC
Southern Pines, NC
Omaha, NE
Bedford, NH
Cannon Afb, NM
Sparks, NV
Beavercreek, OH
Greenville, TX
Plano, TX
San Antonio, TX
Salt Lake City, UT
Arlington, VA
Herndon, VA
Madison, WI