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Seraphim Space portfolio company D-Orbit signs deal with Beyond Gravity

D-Orbit, a space logistics and orbital transportation company backed by Seraphim Space, has signed a subcontract with space company Beyond Gravity, for the delivery of lightweight carbon fibre-reinforced polymer (CFRP) tools and metallic structural components for the European Space Agency’s Space Rider reusable space vehicle.

The financial terms of the transaction have not been disclosed.
D-Orbit was selected for its experience and established know-how in space projects. It will supply the CFRP tooling and metallic structural flight hardware components. D-Orbit will also coordinate and monitor the work of Italian suppliers, to ensure that the production and documentation follows the space industry’s best practices.

The Space Rider spacecraft, which will be built by prime contractor Thales Alenia Space, is an automatic, uncrewed laboratory designed to perform technology demonstration and pharmaceutics, biomedicine, biology, and physical science experiments over missions lasting up to two months. 

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