Space Rider animation
This animation shows the launch of our reusable lifting body called Space Rider atop Vega-C.
On reaching low-Earth orbit, Space Rider will serve as an unmanned high-tech space laboratory operating for periods longer than two months. It offers an array of orbit altitudes and inclinations for a large variety of experiments and demonstrations in microgravity.
After each mission Space Rider will return to Earth to land on ground to return its cargo before minimal refurbishment for its next mission.
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Is that supposed to be Santa Maria Island?
Fantastic, but I don?t understand if there are people on this spacecraft
why parachutes if it is a lifting body????
That is so wasteful! Why do you design a single use rocket? Ever heard of spaceX?
why show a tarmac if you're not going to land on it xD
Hold on, is the rest of the rocket discarded? What happens to rest of the rocket, except the lander? Does booster goes back to land as SpaceX is doing?
What about the reusability of the first stage of the rocket…?