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  • ESA aims to privatize Space Rider unmanned spaceplane by 2025
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    ESA aims to privatize Space Rider unmanned spaceplane by 2025

    Europe’s Space Rider reusable spaceplane is three years or so from its debut, but the European Space Agency is already making plans to privatize the unmanned orbital vehicle. ESA officials said Space Rider could be operating commercially by 2025, flying science payloads and bringing them back to Earth for roughly $9,200 per kilogram.


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