Expo Dubai: Space Rider 'will revolutionize medical science'

Vega C launcher will facilitate space services says Ranzo

(ANSA) - ROME, OCT 19 - The European Space Agency's pioneering Space Rider programme will help revolutionize medical sciences, Italian aerospace firm Avio CEO Giulio Ranzo said on Expo Dubai's Space Week.
    Avio is closely involved in the programe with a new version of its Vega C launcher.
    "Space Rider will make possible the creation of services in space over a long space of time and therefore to carry out activities that were previously not possible, such as pharmaceutical research in conditions of microgravity," he said.
    ESA's 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.


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