Time for answers: Space Rider

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Released

05/06/2019

Length

00:02:46

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ESA - European Space Agency

Description

Daniel Neuenschwander, ESA Director of Space Transportation, answers questions on Space Rider.

Space Rider is a reusable lifting body is now in development. Launched uncrewed on Vega-C, it will be able to stay in low-Earth orbit for more than two months, providing a platform for a range of experiments and demonstrations in microgravity. After each mission it will return to Earth to land on ground to return its cargo before minimal refurbishment for its next mission. Find out how Europe aims for reentry capability, how it works, and what opportunities Space Rider will deliver.

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