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Thales Alenia Space signs with ESA the Space Rider preliminary development contract
Rome, Italy - It is Europe’s next-generation reusable transportation system for low Earth orbit
Thales Alenia Space (Thales 67%, Leonardo 33%), with ELV (European Launch Vehicle -70% Avio SpA, 30% ASI) as co-contractor, has signed a contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) for the engineering and preliminary development of the automated reusable Space Rider transportation system, designed for deployment by the new Vega C light launcher into low Earth orbit (LEO). Its goal is to provide...
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