We are very happy to finally announce that Anteral partners with Thales Alenia Space Italia, prime contractor of the ESA mission, to be part of the Space Rider project!! Space Rider will be a reusable unmanned space vehicle which will reach Low Earth Orbit to carry out different types of missions. The Space Rider would be 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.
Space Rider will be launched on Vega-C in 2023 from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guyana, remain in space in a low-drag altitude orbit, re-enter the Earth’s atmosphere, land with its payload with the help of parachutes, and then refurbished and prepared for the next mission.
Space Rider will have the potential to allow:
– Free-flying applications such as experiments in microgravity.
– In-orbit technology demonstration and validation for applications for:
exploration, such as robotics, Earth observation, such as instrumentation,
others, such as Earth science, telecommunication.
– Surveillance applications such as Earth disaster monitoring, satellites inspection.
Anteral Team is working hard to accomplish our tasks of design, manufacturing, test and qualification of the safety subsystem antennas, contributing to make Space Rider a reality. We are very proud and grateful for the opportunity of taking part in such fascinating projects of space exploration!
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