NASA Safety review for SNC's Dream Chaser

May 10, 2013 at 12:11 PM
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WASHINGTON, May 10 (UPI) -- A comprehensive safety review of a commercial, human space flight services system for NASA has been completed.

The system is called the Dream Chaser Space System and is being developed by Sierra Nevada Corp. Space Systems of Louisville, Colo., under NASA's Commercial Crew Program.

The Integrated Systems Safety Analysis Review provides NASA with hazard reports and safety and reliability plans for the major components of the company's integrated crew transportation system, including the Dream Chaser spacecraft, launch rocket and flight and ground systems.

"Safety review milestones are critical to ensuring safety and reliability techniques and methods are incorporated into space systems design," said Ed Mango, NASA's CCP manager. "NASA's participation in these reviews provides our partners with critical design experiences from past human spaceflight activities."

Added Mark Sirangelo, head of SNC's Space Systems: "Dream Chaser is making substantial progress toward flight with the help of our NASA team.

"The ability to openly exchange information through the work on these CCiCap milestones is invaluable for many reasons, such as communicating Dream Chaser development plans and receiving timely feedback from NASA, all of which help to improve our design and maximize safety and reliability."

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