Showing posts with label Orion. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Orion. Show all posts

Monday, April 15, 2019

New official renders of Lockheed Martin's Lunar lander

American aerospace, advanced technologies and defense company Lockheed Martin has published two new renders of its Lunar lander. The lander seems to be scaled down a little if compared to the concept published last year. The purpose of the two-stage lander would be to ship 4 astronauts from NASA's planned Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway to the surface of the Moon and back. The ascent stage is derived from the Orion spacecraft to ensure quicker development of the lander for an accelerated human return to the Moon as early as 2024 (according to the new aspirational timeline of NASA's leadership).

On 2017 Lockheed Martin also proposed its concept for a 4-person Martian lander.

Lockheed Martin Lunar lander on the Moon
Ascent stage docked to the "Early Gateway" in Lunar orbit:
Lockheed Martin Lunar lander docked to NASA Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway

Thursday, September 27, 2018

SpaceX Big Falcon Ship docked to Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway by Mack Crawford

Picture of the Day 27/9/2018 - the 2nd stage of SpaceX's Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) - the Big Falcon Ship/Spaceship (BFS) v2018 docked to NASA's future Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway by digital artist Mack Crawford (brickmack). More of his space concept art here.
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SpaceX Big Falcon Ship docked to NASA Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway by Mack Crawford

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Martian lander docking with Mars Base Camp by James Vaughan

Picture of the Day 11/11/2017 - Lockheed Martin's Martian lander docking with Mars Base Camp (a manned station orbiting Mars) by photographer and concept artist James Vaughan. More of his aerospace and defense concept art here.
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Lockheed Martin Martian lander docking with Mars Base Camp by James Vaughan

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Lockheed Martin's Mars Base Camp concept

In a few hours at 2017 International Astronautical Conference American aerospace, advanced technologies and defense company Lockheed Martin will give an update to its Mars Base Camp concept. If accepted by NASA the Mars Base Camp would be a manned "Mars-orbiting science laboratory where astronauts can perform real-time scientific exploration, analyze Martian rock and soil samples, and confirm the ideal place to land humans on the surface in the 2030s." The proposed mission would send humans to Mars orbit by 2028 and is "designed to be led by NASA and its international and commercial partners."

Recently Lockheed Martin has released some concept images for the mission (open link in new tab to view in full resolution):

Lockheed Martin Mars lander docked with Mars Base Camp

Lockheed Martin Mars Base Camp configuration

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