Showing posts with label Infographics. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Infographics. Show all posts

Monday, September 17, 2018

Official schematics for Big Falcon Rocket v2018 by Elon Musk, SpaceX

SpaceX Big Falcon Ship v2018 schematics
Today SpaceX CEO and lead designer Elon Musk provided an update of SpaceX Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) design and announced the first BFR Lunar mission, orbiting the Moon in 2023.

Here are video, schematics and images from his presentation (open link in new tab to view image in full resolution). Animations of the Big Falcon Rocket from presentation HERE.



Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) and Big Falcon Ship/Spaceship (BFS) v2018 schematics:


SpaceX Big Falcon Ship v2018 schematicsSpaceX Big Falcon Rocket v2018 schematics

SpaceX Big Falcon Ship v2018 schematics - rearSpaceX Big Falcon Ship v2018 landing profile

SpaceX Big Falcon Rocket Lunar mission trajectoryInside SpaceX Big Falcon Rocket manyfacturing mandrel

Big Falcon Rocket launch:


SpaceX Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) v2018 launchSpaceX Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) v2018 launch

Friday, September 14, 2018

Official: updated design of SpaceX's Big Falcon Ship and big announcement on September 17

SpaceX has posted image featuring an updated design of the 2nd stage of Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) - the Big Falcon Ship (BFS) - and informed that on Monday, September 17 at 18:00 PT there will be an announcement of the first Lunar BFR mission with a private passenger flying around the Moon. Full message from SpaceX here:
"SpaceX has signed the world’s first private passenger to fly around the Moon aboard our BFR launch vehicle - an important step toward enabling access for everyday people who dream of traveling to space. Only 24 humans have been to the Moon in history. No one has visited since the last Apollo mission in 1972. Find out who’s flying and why on Monday, September 17 at 6pm PT."
Evolution of the BFR design:
With every iteration the SpaceX "Mars rocket" looks more and more like your stereotypical rocket from the 1950s :)

Close-up of the Big Falcon Ship from the official image:
SpaceX Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) spaceship - 2018 design

... and the full image with BFS orbiting the Moon (open link in new tab to view in full resolution):
SpaceX Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) spaceship orbiting the Moon

Unofficial diagram for the updated design by Reddit user forteefly (open link in new tab to view in full resolution):
SpaceX Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) spaceship - 2018 design - diagram

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Terraforming Mars by Stefan Morrell, National Geographic

Gradual terraformation of Mars by concept artist Stefan Morrell from New Zealand. His picture was used to illustrate Robert Kunzig's article about terraforming Mars in National Geographic Magazine, February 2010 issue, and many more articles about colonization and terraformation of Mars since then.
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Terraforming Mars by Stefan Morrell

Close-up of the central section:
Terraforming Mars by Stefan Morrell

"Making Mars the new Earth" by Robert Kunzig, National Geographic Magazine, February 2010:

Terraforming Mars - stages 1-2 (National Geographic, feb. 2010, pg.30)Terraforming Mars - stages 3-4 (National Geographic, feb. 2010, pg.31)Terraforming Mars - stages 5-6 (National Geographic, feb. 2010, pg.32)

Monday, June 4, 2018

Cutaway diagram of SpaceX Big Falcon Ship

Unofficial cutaway diagram of the 2nd stage of SpaceX's Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) - Big Falcon Ship/Spaceship (BFS) - by Nick Oberg. Size comparison with Space Shuttle, Boeing 737, Apollo CSM/LM and Tesla Roadster in the lower left corner.
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Cutaway diagram of SpaceX Big Falcon Ship
Original resolution (8.7MB) diagram here.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Mars base illustrations for National Geographic Kids Magazine

Mondolithic Studios has made some pretty impressive illustrations of a human Martian base for National Geographic Kids Magazine (November 2015). Click to view in full resolution:
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Mars base illustration for National Geographic Kids Magazine

Mars base illustration for National Geographic Kids Magazine

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

ISECG strategy for long-range human space exploration

The International Space Exploration Coordination Group (ISECG) is a forum of 14 most advanced government space agencies - ASI (Italy), CNES (France), CNSA (China), CSA (Canada), CSIRO (Australia), DLR (Germany), ESA (European Space Agency), ISRO (India), JAXA (Japan), KARI (Republic of Korea), NASA (United States of America), NSAU (Ukraine), Roscosmos (Russia), UKSA (United Kingdom). Its main goal is to advance a long-range human space exploration strategy.

On August, 2013 12 ISECG member agencies (including NASA) released the most recent update to the Global Exploration Roadmap. The summary can be seen in this infographic:

space mission

On April 10-11, 2014 NASA plans to host a workshop to discuss the updates to this roadmap.

Hope, the private pioneers like SpaceX, Mars One and others will speed up those plans a bit!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Infographics: Missions to Mars

Here are some of the best infographics I have found about past missions to Mars from 1960 to 2013, both failed and successful.

Infographic: Missions to Mars