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space station

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This is a digital picture i drew as part of my huge project im working on.

The whole project is about people leaving Earth, finding a suitable planet to colonize and realising they're not alone on the planet.

I'll have more pictures of the planets and ships posted soon.
This is The Phantom. Its a huge space station orbiting the newly colonized planet of B17,or Beko.

The planet is situated just beyond the Milkyway. The statio serves as a data and resource post.

Any new info found out about Beko is sent to to the Phantom and that data is processed tp Earth. Also, any resources sent from Earth go throught the Phantom to be tested for contamination and to be organized among the coloists.

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This NASA Johnson Space Center's 1984 concept featured a roof-like structure covered with an array of solar cells that would generate about 120kilowatts of electricity.

Within the V-shaped beams are five rooms

 

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This 1969 space station idea, also designed by the Apollo program, would rotate on its central axis to produce artificial gravity, which simulates a more Earth-like environment for space flyers than microgravity does

 

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The purpose of this 1960 three-module space station concept, designed by the Apollo program, was to transfer crews to and from orbit

 

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Galactic Suite

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Galactic Suites, implantada en Barcelona, diseña y promueve el primer hotel espacial, para estancias de hasta 16 días

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The main components in Mars Science Laboratory

The main components in Mars Science Laboratory | VIM | Scoop.it

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1) container for the parachute,

2) Freight stage,

3) Back shell,

4) descent stage,

5) Nylon Cords (green) and cable (purple) between the descent stage and Curiosity,

6) Curiosity

7) heat shield

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In the foreground is the heat shield of Mars Science Laboratory

In the foreground is the heat shield of Mars Science Laboratory | VIM | Scoop.it

 In the background we can see right up into the back shell. There we see descent step and Curiosity from below.

The four pairs of red circles is the rocket engines for the descent stage.

The white rectangle is the base of Curiosity with the rear end down.

On each side there are three wheels.

The six yellow circles that we see the different angles at the top, the landing radar to the descent stage.

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Descent stage seen from below

Descent stage seen from below | VIM | Scoop.it

The four pairs of nozzles for rocket engines are clearly brought out in the edges of the spacecraft. The structure that juts out towards the right, landing radar. It shall be the end of the landing phase, providing data on height, horizontal and vertical speed that is essential for a successful landing.

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Curiosity from above and behind while the vehicle is packed together before launch.

Curiosity from above and behind while the vehicle is packed together before launch. | VIM | Scoop.it

One of the last that was done was to assemble into the nuclear-powered thermoelectric generator.

It was mounted in the blank here "tail" behind the vehicle

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"Cocoon" of the back shell and heat shield is attached to the delivery stage (top)

"Cocoon" of the back shell and heat shield is attached to the delivery stage (top) | VIM | Scoop.it

On the right side of the back shell is still open where the nuclear-powered thermoelectric generator later in to be fitted to Curisoity.

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The camera mast dominates the left part of the drawing

The camera mast dominates the left part of the drawing | VIM | Scoop.it

At the top is a laser with a special camera. During the sitting the two mast cameras practically up to the mast.

Outside the mast cameras sit two pairs with the navigation camera.

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Each of the four corner wheels on Curiosity can swivel independently of the others

Each of the four corner wheels on Curiosity can swivel independently of the others | VIM | Scoop.it

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This contraption is the first-known proposal for a space station.

It was dreamt in 1869 by American author Edward Everett Hale who described a 'Brick Moon' orbiting Earth that could help guide sailing ships

 

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This orbit and launch facility concept designed by NASA at an unknown date was so large that its assembly could only be performed in space.

The two main modules would have been combined to create a four-deck facility

 

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The space station featured in the 1968 movie 2001: A Space Odyssey is based on a model made by Wernher von Braun, the first director of NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

 

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The U.S. Air Force's Manned Orbiting Laboratory was designed in 1960 to assess military operations in space, but the program was cancelled in 1969 after costs had risen in excess of $3billion

 

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Map showing where Curiosity will land on Mars

Map showing where Curiosity will land on Mars | VIM | Scoop.it

with relation to the previously unmanned landings United States has taken on the planet.

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"Cocoon" of Curiosity posed by the back shell (top) and heat shield (bottom)

"Cocoon" of Curiosity posed by the back shell (top) and heat shield (bottom) | VIM | Scoop.it

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A silhouette of Curiosity next to an adult male of average height shows how big this vehicle is.

A silhouette of Curiosity next to an adult male of average height shows how big this vehicle is. | VIM | Scoop.it

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Close up of the descent stage and Curiosity in the back shell

Close up of the descent stage and Curiosity in the back shell | VIM | Scoop.it

 In the corners of the descent stage seen the four pairs with the step rocket engines. We clearly see the bottom of the Curiosity of the six wheels.

The six yellow circles that we see the different angles at the top, the landing radar to the descent stage.

The nuclear-powered thermoelectric generator is not yet fitted into the back of Curisoity (bottom)

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the "cocoon" with Curisoity is 4.5 m in diameter

the "cocoon" with Curisoity is 4.5 m in diameter | VIM | Scoop.it

it is small compared to the two halves of the payload cover it to hide in during launch

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X-ray and field-lens camera is both on the platform to the left of this picture

X-ray and field-lens camera is both on the platform to the left of this picture | VIM | Scoop.it

 the end of the robot arm in front of Curiosity

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