Showing posts with label Spaceship. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Spaceship. Show all posts

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Short film: honeymoon trip to the Moon with SpaceX Starship

Two brothers from DeepSpaceCourier have created an animated short film of a newly married couple taking their honeymoon trip to the Moon with SpaceX's Starship. The short film starts with the couple boarding Starship Super Heavy at ocean launch platform; Starship is launched to the Moon and after a few days voyage docks to Lunar Gateway; there the couple switches to a Lunar Starship and lands on the surface of the Moon.

Some images from the short film in chronological order:
SpaceX Starship Super Heavy at ocean launch platform by DeepSpaceCourier

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

SpaceX orbital shuttle concept by Rodrigo Magro

SpaceX is developing its Starship Super Heavy two-stage super heavy-lift launch vehicle for interplanetary flights. But, if you would need a flight only between the surface of Mars, Moon or other similar planetary body and its orbit, you could do it by less powerful spacecraft - an orbital shuttle.

Here is a concept of such spacecraft, called SpaceX Starflight, by Spanish transportation designer Rodrigo Magro. The orbital shuttle would have a lifting-body shape with thermal shield on the windward side, two forward winglets as Starship, four lower fins with landing legs and solar panels, large panoramic window and hypergolic auxiliary engines for landing on the Moon and other smaller planetary bodies.

SpaceX orbital shuttle on Mars by Rodrigo Magro

SpaceX orbital shuttle concept by Rodrigo Magro

Saturday, August 8, 2020

SpaceX Starship fleet landing on Mars - video animation by Roger Bootsma

Video animation with SpaceX's Starship fleet consisting of one crew Starship and four cargo Starships landing on Mars by Austrian 3D environment artist Roger Bootsma. More of his art here.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

SpaceX Starship fleet orbiting Earth by Dale Rutherford

Picture of the Day 29/7/2020 - SpaceX's Starship fleet consisting of several crew and cargo Starships orbiting Earth and preparing to depart for Mars by Scottish photographer & designer Dale Rutherford. More of his art here.

SpaceX's Starship fleet orbiting Earth by Dale Rutherford

Monday, July 13, 2020

Cutaway diagram of SpaceX Lunar Starship

Unofficial cutaway diagram of SpaceX's Lunar Starship interior by Rocket Posters. The Lunar Starship is lunar optimized version (for NASA's Artemis program) of the fully reusable super heavy-lift spacecraft - Starship - currently developed by leading NewSpace company SpaceX.

SpaceX's Lunar Starship cutaway diagram by Rocket Posters

SpaceX's Lunar Starship cutaway diagram by Rocket Posters

Monday, June 1, 2020

SpaceX Starship on Mars by Dale Rutherford

SpaceX's Starship on Mars by Scottish photographer & designer Dale Rutherford. More of his art here.

SpaceX Starship on Mars by Dale Rutherford
Starship approaching Mars:
SpaceX Starship approaching Mars by Dale Rutherford

Saturday, May 16, 2020

SpaceX 18m Starship vs 12m Starship (ITS) vs 9m Starship

Three sizes of SpaceX's Starship side by side by Scottish photographer & designer Dale Rutherford:
  • 18m diameter Starship hinted by Elon Musk as the possible next generation Starship (in artist's vision it's not supposed to land on planets so no fins and legs);
  • 12m diameter Starship version (ITS) presented in 2016;
  • 9m diameter current Starship design.

SpaceX 18m Starship vs 12m Starship (ITS) vs 9m Starship by Dale Rutherford

SpaceX 18m Starship vs 12m Starship (ITS) vs 9m Starship (top view) by Dale Rutherford

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Boarding SpaceX Starship by Roger Bootsma

Video animation of a boarding walkway to SpaceX's Starship by Austrian 3D environment artist Roger Bootsma. More of his art here.

Thursday, April 30, 2020

NASA selects SpaceX's lunar optimized Starship for Artemis program

Today NASA announced that three US companies - SpaceX, Blue Origin & Dynetics - will develop the human landers that will land astronauts on the Moon beginning in 2024 as part of the Artemis program. And SpaceX shared some renders of the "lunar optimized Starship" which is developed "to transport crew between lunar orbit and the surface of the Moon". SpaceX added that "a lunar optimized Starship can fly many times between the surface of the Moon and lunar orbit without flaps or heat shielding required for Earth return. With large habitable and storage volume, Starship is capable of delivering significant amounts of cargo for research and to support robust operations on the lunar surface to enable a sustainable Moon base."

SpaceX lunar optimized Starship selected by NASA for Artemis program

SpaceX lunar optimized Starship landing on the Moon

Monday, April 6, 2020

SpaceX Starship fleet leaving Earth by Roger Bootsma

Video animation with SpaceX's fleet of 100 Starships leaving Earth's orbit to colonize Mars by Austrian 3D environment artist Roger Bootsma. More of his art here.

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Animation envisioning first human mission to Mars

Images and video animation envisioning first human mission to Mars created by Taylor James design studio for a health care campaign "Destination Survival" by Sudler & Hennessey London.

Astronaut in front of Martian lander by Taylor James studio


Astronauts exploring Mars by Taylor James studio

Mars ascent vehicle launch by Taylor James studio

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Every iteration of SpaceX Starship from 2016 to 2019

Finnish 3D artist Kimi Talvitie has created a side by side comparison of every iteration of SpaceX's Starship from its unveiling in September 2016 to the latest design presented on September 2019. More of Kimi's art here.
  1. 12m diameter carbon fiber Interplanetary Transport System (September 2016)
  2. 9m diameter carbon fiber Big Falcon Rocket (September 2017)
  3. 9m diameter carbon fiber TinTin-style Big Falcon Rocket (September 2018)
  4. 9m diameter stainless steel TinTin-style Starship (December 2018)
  5. 9m diameter stainless steel Starship (September 2019)
SpaceX Starship evolution 2016-2019 by Kimi Talvitie

Sunday, January 26, 2020

SpaceX Starship landing on the Moon - video animation by Hazegrayart

Video animation of SpaceX's Starship traveling to and landing on the Moon by HazeGrayArt who is known for his superb animations of both real and paper rockets, spacecraft and aircraft on his YouTube channel. He has also made animations of the previous iterations of Starship - Tintin-style BFR v2018 and delta-winged BFR v2017 - landing on Mars; and BFR v2017 landing on the Moon.

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Mars in Ad Astra (2019) movie

Ad Astra is a recent (September 2019) science fiction thriller set in mid-21st century when humanity has started to settle the inner Solar System. A son (Brad Pitt) is sent on a mission to uncover the truth about his father's (Tommy Lee Jones) long lost mission near Neptune which now threatens the survival of Earth. In his lonesome and dangerous mission he visits several places including a dynamic but wild human colony on the Moon and a desolate relay station on Mars. Here are some HD images from the Martian scenes in the movie.

Astronaut looking at rocket launch pad on Mars - image from Ad Astra movie

Spaceship approaching Mars - image from Ad Astra movie

Spaceship over Valles Marineris on Mars - image from Ad Astra movie

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

HD quality official render of SpaceX cargo Starship unloading on the Moon

3 weeks ago SpaceX's Principal Mars Development Engineer Paul Wooster gave a presentation "SpaceX's Plans for Sending Humans to Mars" at 22nd Annual Mars Society Convention. In the presentation there was a new render of the redesigned SpaceX's cargo Starship unloading some NASA rovers on Lunar surface. Unfortunately no one was able to capture a decent quality image of the render then. Yesterday the render was posted on NASA's web page in high quality:

SpaceX cargo Starship unloading on the Moon

The post reveals that SpaceX is one of companies taking part in NASA’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) initiative which "allows rapid acquisition of lunar delivery services for payloads that advance capabilities for science, exploration, or commercial development of the Moon. Investigations and demonstrations launched on commercial Moon flights will help the agency study Earth’s nearest neighbor under the Artemis program. As its next step in exploration, NASA is preparing to send the first woman and next man to the Moon by 2024, establish sustainable lunar exploration by 2028, and plans to send astronauts to Mars in the mid-2030s."

Sunday, November 10, 2019

SpaceX Starship interior concept for 100 passengers

NASASpaceFlight.com forum members Ace (Rick Kiessig from New Zealand) and lamontagne (Canadian design engineer Michel Lamontagne) have created a concept for the interior layout of SpaceX's 100-passenger Starship (the passenger capacity goal stated by Elon Musk). Therefore this concept isn't meant for the first crew Starships on Mars used as temporary habitats for the first few years. For those first Starships Michel Lamontagne has created a separate concept.

The design divides the living space into 7 decks, labeled A to G, from the bottom-up. There are two openings between decks, offset slightly from one deck to the next, to reduce the risk of accidents related to trying to "fly" through multiple decks while in zero-G. There are removable rails around the openings, to prevent accidental falls while on Earth or Mars. All decks have a 2.2m high living space, except Deck G, which is 2.16m high. The blue bars in some areas are examples of hand and foot holds, like they use on International Space Station (ISS).

The floors are shown with hexagonal tiles, to indicate a system that will allow wall partitions and other items to be attached or removed to meet the tastes and needs of passengers.

All Decks of SpaceX 100-passenger Starship design by Ace & Michel Lamontagne

SpaceX 100-passenger Starship exterior design by Ace & Michel Lamontagne


Deck A has the gym, an external airlock, some storage space, and a couple of toilets:
  • ISS found a need for 2+ hours of exercise per day to avoid bone and muscle loss. Multiplied by 100 people, that requires 10 exercise machines. Note that several of them are mounted on the walls.
  • Making full use of walls and ceilings for living space is a theme of this design, since there's no "down" in zero-G.
  • The airlock allows access to the outside of the ship during flight, in case of a need to make inspections or minor repairs, and to support landing in places without pre-existing ground infrastructure.
Deck A of SpaceX 100-passenger Starship design by Ace & Michel Lamontagne