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Offline TrevorMonty

Re: Space Rider
« Reply #60 on: 07/30/2023 06:48 pm »
https://twitter.com/esa/status/1685228793286324224

Doesn't look like the future to me :-\.
Better than landing a capsule in sea under parachute that is at mercy of wind.

Offline TheKutKu

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Re: Space Rider
« Reply #61 on: 08/01/2023 05:50 pm »
https://twitter.com/esa/status/1685228793286324224

Doesn't look like the future to me :-\.

It may be (too) long overdue, but a european return capability is certainly good to have, particularly for military technological demonstration. And who knows, if Space manufacturing ever turns out profitable Europe will have some transportation method between Space Ride/REV-1 and whatever  The exploration company will do.

Of course, this landing method can’t be scaled up too much.. X-38 was a bit over twice heavier and highlighted parafoil landing challenges.

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Re: Space Rider
« Reply #62 on: 08/08/2023 06:53 am »

Doesn't look like the future to me :-\.

What's the issue with it, in your view?

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Re: Space Rider
« Reply #63 on: 08/27/2023 06:16 pm »
https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1695861591424573760

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An update on ESA’s Space Rider program, which has now begun its validation and testing phase ahead of an expected launch in 2025. 

Space Rider's Program Manager spoke with NSF's Bella (@bellaa_richards) to update on the program’s status:

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2023/08/space-rider-update/

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Re: Space Rider
« Reply #64 on: 12/26/2023 05:03 pm »
Space Rider Completes Initial Ground Segment Testing (European Spaceflight)

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Teams from Telespazio, ALTEC, and Thales Alenia Space have successfully completed the first ground segment tests for the European Space Agency’s reusable Space Rider spacecraft.

ESA’s Space Rider likely to launch third quarter of 2025, program manager says (NASASpaceflight.com)

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Space Rider was initially scheduled to complete its maiden flight in 2023, however, several delays have pushed the date back. According to Galli, the new target date is now the third quarter of 2025.


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Re: Space Rider
« Reply #65 on: 02/02/2024 08:40 am »
Space Rider spacecraft user guide update

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The new version of the Space Rider user guide collects all the updates since the project passed its critical design review last year, the final step before moving to production.

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The Space Rider manual provides an overview of the vehicle, its services and various mission scenarios. The manual gives users high-level knowledge and allows potential future users to plan for commercial mission opportunities. It is available to download, print and archive for anyone who wants to use the spacecraft in the future, or even if you just want to say you’ve read a spacecraft manual.

The document ends with details on the vehicle and technical aspects for the payloads.

 

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