The CRS (Cargo Resupply Services) 2 contract was announced with three winners, SpaceX for Dragon, Orbital for Cygnus, and SNC for Dream Chaser.

How will the cargo version of Dream Chaser differ from proposed manned version?


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The information I have been able to find so far is below:

  • Folding wings, so it can launch inside a fairing.
  • External cargo unit at the rear

Please edit in more info if you find it.

edit: added image from here showing external cargo.

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  • $\begingroup$ are they going to land it with external cargo ? $\endgroup$
    – Zgr3doo
    Jan 29, 2016 at 16:05
  • $\begingroup$ My comment from long ago was wrong, there is an awkward-looking external cargo module attached at the rear, at least according to this image from their website. $\endgroup$ Jul 27, 2016 at 18:47
  • $\begingroup$ @Zgr3doo the website with images that I linked in the edited answer shows the external cargo module being jettisoned before entry. $\endgroup$ Jul 27, 2016 at 18:53

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