Space Rider (ESA)

Space Rider aims to provide Europe with an affordable, independent, reusable end-to-end integrated space transportation system for routine access and return from low orbit.

Created: 2018-11-01

Updated: 2022-09-18

Company - Space Rider (ESA)

Founded
Country
2015
Italy
Website
Space Rider
Space Rider (ESA)

Service - Space Rider

Classification
In-Space Manufacturing
Category
Microgravity Flight Service (LEO)
Status
3) Development
First launch
2023

It will transport payloads for an array of applications, orbit altitudes and inclinations.
Space Rider is about the size of two minivans. Its reentry module hosts a multi-purpose cargo bay which offers 1200 litre volume for up to 600 kg of customer payloads.

Space Rider is fully integrated with Vega-C to provide a space laboratory for payloads to operate in orbit for a variety of applications in missions lasting about two months.

ESA is offering the opportunity for payloads to ride on board the first return flight, and future flights, to low orbit of its reusable Space Rider. Applications should reach ESA by 30 November 2021.

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