Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Successful first flight of the Walrus

I remade + stretched the Walrus, and had its first flight in Orbiter today along with the CASSIOPE satellite

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Mystic Update

I got my Christmas shopping done this morning, I thought it would take the whole day, but it only took me 3 hours. :)

With some of my spare time afterwards I started texturing Mystic, and making the interior for it. I also started changing the Walrus launch pad model to support manned operations

Friday, December 09, 2005

Manned Spacecraft

Ever since I finished the Angara Launch vehicles, I've been wanting to make a manned spacecraft for Orbiter, the first ship is Mystic, a cross between Kliper and Lockheed's CEV. 2-3 man ship for launching on the Walrus LV. I'm making an interior for it as well. The second ship is obviously the T/Space CXV, I originally intended to launch it on top of the Walrus LV, But decided not too, after I came up with the Mystic design. I might finish it and make the T/space VLA + the Airluanch rocket in the future


I played with a couple of tutorials for Anim8or, then I tried making a astronaut, What a failure that was :)
So I ended up making an Alien instead, complete with skeleton so he bends in the right places. It was quite a learning experience.

Walrus pad update

I started texturing the launch site, still a WIP

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Walrus Textures

I had some free time today, So I started texturing Walrus

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

making progress. I'm still undecided on the launch site location, currently thinking about the southern tip of Nova Scotia, or the old Churchill rocket research range in Manitoba

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Tarqeq and Lunette

Tarqeq (Inuit for moon spirit) is a lunar mission to map the moon with a hi res laser camera system (similar to the one developed for inspecting the shuttle tiles) and radar. Lunette was originally planed to fly on India's Chandrayaan-1 moon probe. Unfortunately funding could not be guaranteed for lunette, and was dropped from the Chandrayaan program. Lunette will now be part of the Tarqeq mission, and is based on the CanX 4&5 Nanosattelite.


CASade, Smallsat and IOnospheric Polar Explorer. The satellite will include the telecommunications instrument Cascade, which will provide the very first digital broadband courier service for commercial use, and the scientific payload ePOP (enhanced polar outflow probe), which will be used to study the ionosphere. When launched in 2007 CASSIOPE will be the first to use the Canadian multi-purpose small satellite platform. I will be making a couple of add-ons based on this small satellite bus

CanX Nanosats

My favorite satellites. With the introduction of CanX 4 and 5, I have decided to remake CanX-1,2, and 3 from my Canadian microsats mission add-on. CanX 4 and 5 will use the propulsion from CanX-2 to perform a formation flying mission in 2008

Walrus Launch Vehicle

Custom design, similar to the old Atlas ICBM derived launch vehicles. Walrus in its basic form is a stage and a half type LV, powered by liquid oxygen and liquid methane. 2500kg to LEO, payload can be increased with the use of a second stage and or SRB's



Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Projects in Parking orbit

Russian JIMO, Venera-D, and Phobos-Grunt projects are on hold for now. I will finish the projects one day, but my interests are in other areas right now

Sunday, June 19, 2005

Site problems

this sucks something seems to be screwed with my image host.....

Going to wait and see if they fix it or I will move to another host.

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Rus JIMO update

the model is almost done now

Saturday, June 11, 2005

Russian JIMO

Started a new project, Russia's JIMO
its going to be pretty big when its finished, over 100ft long. Something good and heavy for my Angara 5 to launch. I'm seriously considering making a manned interplanetary vehicle and using a modified version of the Rus JIMO as the propulsion system

anyways you can read about the Russian JIMO and see pictures of what it will look like when I'm done here

Russian JIMO

if you can't read Russian, use an online translator like Babelfish

Phobos-Grunt and Venera-D

both of them are in Orbiter now, Phobos-Grunt I just have to make up Scenarios and documentation for its use. Venera-D works, but the lander needs alot of tweaking for its decent through Venus's atmosphere, I'll figure it out sooner or later.

Phobos-grunt above phobos

Venera-D lander 35KM above the Venus surface

At last my new site is done

After playing around with databases (MySQL) to use with PHP, or Mambo for my new site, I realized that it wasn't that much faster then using M$ frontpage for HTML on my old site. So I looked around for a bit and it looks a blog would best suit my needs. Easy to update and maintain

For now my old site is still up and running, but will no longer be updated