Showing posts with label Dragon. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dragon. Show all posts

Sunday, October 8, 2017

SpaceX BFR spaceship docked to International Space Station

Picture of the Day 8/10/2017 - Fan vision of SpaceX BFR crew spaceship docked to International Space Station (ISS) next to a Dragon 2 capsule; created by Reddit user brickmack (Mack Crawford).
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SpaceX BFR spaceship docked to International Space Station by brickmack

Monday, September 18, 2017

SpaceX Dragon 2 docked to Bigelow orbital station

Picture of the Day 18/9/2017 - SpaceX Dragon 2 spacecraft docked to Bigelow commercial orbital space station consisting of three B330 inflatable modules and a propulsion tug; a concept art by Bigelow Aerospace.
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SpaceX Dragon 2 docked to Bigelow orbital station with 3 B330 modules

Monday, July 31, 2017

SpaceX downscaled ITS spaceship comparison

Fan vision of possible SpaceX's scaled down version of the ITS cargo spaceship (for 9m booster) compared with the original ITS crew spaceship (for 12m booster), Space Shuttle, Orion and Dragon; created by NASASpaceFlight.com forum member lamontagne.

We will learn the actual SpaceX design for the scaled down version of the Interplanetary Transport System (ITS) only during Elon Musk's presentation at the 2017 International Astronautical Conference in Adelaide, Australia, September 29.

SpaceX ITS Mars spaceship comparison by lamontagne

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Map of possible landing sites for Red Dragon and Mars2020/ExoMars missions

Jake Robins from WeMartians Podcast has created a map of possible landing sites for SpaceX's first Red Dragon lander and NASA's Mars 2020 / ESA&Roscosmos's ExoMars rovers.
  • Red X = crashed/failed landings 
  • Green circle = successful landings 
  • Yellow ? mark = candidate sites for Mars2020/ExoMars 
  • Space "X" = candidate sites for Red Dragon

Map of possible landing sites for Red Dragon and Mars2020/ExoMars missions

It is presumed that the most possible landing site for SpaceX's first Red Dragon lander is southern Arcadia Planitia. We will see.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Early SpaceX base on Mars by Sam Chivers

British illustrator Sam Chivers has created some illustrations of an early SpaceX base on Mars, before Interplanetary Transport System (ITS) becomes operational. These illustrations were made for an article in The Economist about Elon Musk's Martian plans.

SpaceX Mars base by Sam Chivers

SpaceX Red Dragon landing on Mars by Sam Chivers

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Mars Colonial Transporter next to ISS by Nathan Koga

Picture of the Day 25/9/16 - Render image of SpaceX's Mars Colonial Transporter (as part of Interplanetary Transport System) concept next to the International Space Station by L2 (NASASpaceFlight.com) member Nathan Koga. Note a Dragon 2 is also docked at ISS.

SpaceX Mars Colonial Transporter next to ISS by Nathan Koga

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Red Dragon landing on Mars by Chris Monson

Picture of the Day 15/9/16 - Concept art for SpaceX's Red Dragon landing on Mars by computer designer Chris Monson.
More of his art here.
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SpaceX Red Dragon landing on Mars by Chris Monson

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Mars Colonial Transporter concept by Euan Gray

Picture of the Day 1/9/16 - Concept art for SpaceX's Mars Colonial Transporter by Euan Gray - a spaceship with Bigelow inflatable modules and several Dragon landers.

SpaceX Mars Colonial Transporter concept by Euan Gray