NASA Hallmark Success Story
NASA honors Paragon for Innovative Research
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TUCSON, Arizona, April 21 – Paragon Space Development Corporation has been highlighted by NASA as a Hallmark Success Story for successful technology development under the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. The video was developed by NASA’s Langley Research Center’s SBIR STTR Office and highlights Paragon’s work on a number of NASA funded projects. View the video.
“We greatly appreciate NASA’s recognition of the contributions and capabilities that small and medium businesses bring to Constellation and the Vision for Space Exploration,” said Taber MacCallum, CEO of Paragon Space Development Corporation of Tucson, Arizona.
In recent years, Paragon has worked on several projects that benefit NASA and the space community. Through a NASA-funded SBIR grant, Paragon used its unique thermal analysis and structural design capabilities to develop a new, reduced-weight radiator system for use on America’s next-generation spacecraft, the Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle as well as commercial vehicles. NASA is likely to rely on such commercial space services during the interval between the retirement of the space shuttle and the initial flight of Orion and its Ares I launch vehicle. The innovation promises to potentially save the vehicle 30-60% of the mass of the structure and radiator that it would replace on a vehicle.
Paragon Space Development Corporation, founded in 1993, is a full-service aerospace engineering and technology development firm. Paragon is a major supplier of environmental control and life support system and sub-system design for the aerospace industry with expertise in thermal control for orbiting and re-entering spacecraft and hyper-velocity aircraft. For more information, see: www.paragonsdc.com.
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Carole Leon, Paragon SDC 520-903-1000 ext 14