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.
Service - Space Rider
- In-Space Manufacturing
- Microgravity Flight Service (LEO)
- 3) Development
- First launch
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.
Most sources should be linked in the texts and headings as revealed by mouse-over, but here are they listed for visibility.