Paragon Space Development selected for Dream Chaser spacecraft cargo system

Paragon was recently selected by Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) to provide flight hardware for its Dream Chaser spacecraft, the company said.

In 2016, NASA selected SNC´s Dream Chaser to transport pressurized and unpressurized cargo to and from the International Space Station (ISS) with return and disposal services.

Earlier this year, SNC successfully passed the third integration milestone for the Dream Chaser under the NASA Commercial Resupply Services (CRS2) program, confirming that the company´s Dream Chaser vehicle can meet NASA requirements for transporting cargo to and from the space station.

The reliability of the Dream Chaser design was also thoroughly reviewed as part of NASA´s Phase I Safety Review Process, which successfully demonstrated safety and mission assurance criteria. The reviews covered all stages of mission operations including ground, launch, flight, and landing.