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

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

SpaceX Big Falcon Rocket animations

SpaceX has posted the animation files from Elon Musk's presentation of the updated Big Falcon Rocket on their site.

Big Falcon Rocket animation:



Rotating vertical Big Falcon Ship animation:

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

Watch SpaceX Big Falcon Rocket update livestream here

The livestream will start on September 17, at 18:00 PT


Most recent design of SpaceX's Big Falcon Ship
Past evolution of the Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) design:

SpaceX Big Falcon Ship passing International Space Station

The 2nd stage of SpaceX's Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) - the Big Falcon Ship (BFS) - passing International Space Station (ISS) - a short clip from longer video by Hazegrayart.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

SpaceX ITS spaceship fleet on Mars by James Vaughan

Picture of the Day 15/9/2018 - SpaceX ITS (larger, 2016 version of Big Falcon Rocket) spaceship fleet on Mars by photographer and concept artist James Vaughan. More of his aerospace and defense concept art here.

SpaceX ITS spaceship fleet on Mars by James Vaughan

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, August 26, 2018

SpaceX BFR spaceship approaching Phobos by Mack Crawford

Picture of the Day 26/8/2018 - SpaceX Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) spaceship (BFS) approaching Phobos by digital artist Mack Crawford (brickmack). More of his space concept art here.
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SpaceX BFR spaceship approaching Phobos by Mack Crawford

Monday, July 2, 2018

Big Falcon Rocket images by Gravitation Innovation

There has been released a bunch of stunning unofficial SpaceX Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) render images created by David Romax (Gravitation Innovation). Open image link in new tab to view images in higher resolution:

SpaceX Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) launch by Gravitation Innovation

SpaceX BFR spaceship leaving Mars by Gravitation Innovation

SpaceX Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) before launch by Gravitation InnovationSpaceX Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) launch by Gravitation Innovation

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Landing burn of SpaceX BFR spaceship

Picture of the Day 20/6/2018 - Landing burn of SpaceX Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) spaceship (BFS); fan vision by Reddit user CharlieBigfoot.
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Landing burn of SpaceX BFR spaceship

Monday, June 11, 2018

SpaceX BFR spaceship docking to Bigelow orbital station

Picture of the Day 11/6/2018 - SpaceX Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) spaceship (BFS) docking to Bigelow orbital space station consisting of three B330 inflatable modules; fan vision by Reddit user brickmack (Mack Crawford). More of his space concept art here.
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SpaceX BFR spaceship docking to Bigelow orbital station

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

SpaceX BFR spaceship on Mars at evening

Picture of the Day 6/6/2018 - SpaceX Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) spaceship (BFS) on Mars at evening; fan vision by Instagram user astro_kerman from Kerbal Space Program rocket simulation game with Tundra Exploration Mod.

SpaceX BFR spaceship on Mars at dawn

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, May 26, 2018

Concept art for The Martian by Steve Burg

Steve Burg did part of the concept art for sci-fi blockbuster The Martian (2015); his main focus was the Mars Ascent Vehicle (MAV). Here are some of his images (open link in new tab to view image in full HD resolution):

Mars base and MAV liftoff - concept art for The Martian by Steve Burg

Legs of Mars Ascent Vehicle (MAV) - concept art for The Martian by Steve Burg

MAV 2nd stage separation - concept art for The Martian by Steve Burg

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Skylon spaceplane and BFR spaceship docked to ISS

Picture of the Day 12/5/2018 - fan vision of Skylon spaceplane and SpaceX's Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) spaceship docked to International Space Station (ISS) - an image from the video animation of Skylon spaceplane launch created by Reddit user Hazegrayart.
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Skylon spaceplane and SpaceX BFR spaceship docked to ISS

Friday, May 11, 2018

Images from Escape from Mars (1999) TV movie

Escape from Mars (1999) is a TV movie about first human mission to Mars in 2016. Five astronauts are flying with spaceship very similar to the Space Shuttle and the mission is financed by a private corporation setting profit-oriented goals. During the voyage and on Mars they encounter near-catastrophic events but in the end find bacterial life on Mars. Escape from Mars is a low-budget TV movie, having poor special effects and weak camera job, but the acting and script is decent. Here are some images from the movie:

First selfie on Mars - Escape from Mars movie imageApproaching Mars - Escape from Mars movie image

First step: together - Escape from Mars movie imageFirst step on Mars - Escape from Mars movie image

Spaceship very similar to the Space Shuttle - Escape from Mars movie imageFuneral for one of the five astronauts - Escape from Mars movie image

Monday, April 30, 2018

Building orbital space station with Big Falcon Rocket (BFR)

Picture of the Day 30/4/2018 - Building orbital space station with the help of SpaceX Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) spaceships (BFS); fan vision by Reddit user brickmack (Mack Crawford). More of his space concept art here.
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Building orbital space station with the help of SpaceX Big Falcon Rocket

Monday, April 23, 2018

SpaceX Big Falcon Rocket approaching Mars; official design

Picture of the Day 23/4/2018 - SpaceX Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) spaceship (BFS) approaching Mars; official design presented by SpaceX's president & COO Gwynne Shotwell at TED 2018 conference. More images of BFR from her presentation here.

SpaceX Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) spaceship approaching Mars

Full official schematics for BFR by Elon Musk at IAC 2017

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Unloading cargo from SpaceX BFR spaceship on the Moon

Picture of the Day 22/4/2018 - Unloading cargo from SpaceX BFR spaceship (BFS) on the Moon; fan vision by Reddit user brickmack (Mack Crawford).
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Unloading cargo from SpaceX BFR spaceship at Moon Base Alpha