September 24, 2017 9:54 PM ET

Aerospace and Defense

Company Overview of Paragon Space Development Corporation

Company Overview

Paragon Space Development Corporation designs and manufactures thermal control and life support systems for astronauts, contaminated water divers, and extreme environment adventurers, as well as for unmanned space and terrestrial applications. It offers Paragon Commercial Crew Transport-Air Revitalization System, a life support system built to meet or exceed NASA human flight safety standards; Paragon Dive System, a diving system for the U.S. Navy; metabolic (heat regenerated) temperature swing adsorption systems for future lunar and Martian astronaut excursions; solid oxide electrolysis, an air revitalization system for use on the Moon, Mars, and in transit to other destinations; a potable ...

3481 East Michigan Street

Tucson, AZ 85714

United States

Founded in 1993





Key Executives for Paragon Space Development Corporation

Co-Founder, Chief Executive, and President
Chief Financial Officer
Director of Business Development
Director of NASA Human Space Flight Programs
Vice President of Safety Quality & Mission Assurance
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2017.

Paragon Space Development Corporation Key Developments

Sierra Nevada Corporation Selects Paragon Space Development Corporation as Supplier for Dream Chaser Spacecraft Cargo System

Paragon Space Development Corporation was recently selected by Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) to provide flight hardware for its Dream Chaser spacecraft. 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. Paragon will provide the Thermal Control Radiators for the vehicle's cargo module. The solution will leverage Paragon's patented Extruded Radiator (xRADâ„¢) technology, a state-of-the-art, cost-effective radiator solution which eliminates the structural and thermal inefficiencies associated with bonded radiators structures. The xRAD technology also increases vehicle integration flexibility and reduces development time, manufacturing risks, and manufacturing costs. Delivery of flight radiators is to commence in early 2019 with deliveries through 2022. As a part of the disposable cargo module, the radiators will burn up during re-entry at the end of each mission. 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.

NASA Awards Contract to Paragon Space Development Corporation to Increase Water Recovery on Space Station

NASA has selected Paragon Space Development Corporation to develop a system that will increase the rate of water recovery from the urine of astronauts aboard the International Space Station. The contract is valued at $5.1 million for the delivery of one Brine Processor Assembly (BPA), and is sponsored by NASA's Advanced Exploration Systems Division. Work on the contract will be performed at Paragon Space Development's Tucson facilities. The technology, currently scheduled for flight in 2018, will undergo a test demonstration on the space station to verify it further closes the "water loop," with a goal of achieving at least 94% recovery of water from urine. The Water Recovery System, currently used on station, captures and processes astronaut urine, but additional unrecovered water remains in the resulting effluent (brine). The BPA assembly will be used to reclaim more water from the brine.

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