Saturday, March 25, 2006

Martian Moons tour

I did a trip to Phobos and Deimos from Mars last weekend
lots of pics of the trip on my Flickr account

Martian Moons tour Pics

Add-ons used

High Resolution Mars -by Seth Hollingsead -Avsim
Mars 2060 -by Toni Ylisirniö -Orbithanger

Mystic redesign

There was some shortfalls in the orginal mystic design, main one being too small. there was cliping on both sides of the interior(see through) in orbiter, because it was too narrow. :(
Rather than scale it bigger, I decided to start form scratch, and take advantage of the new spacecraft3.dll features. The redesign is heavily based on the SpaceX Dragon.

Still have more texturing and the interior to do


I remade the mesh, after getting some pics of the current design.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Walrus nearing completion

The pad for the Walrus lanuch vehicle is finally in Orbiter now, Leaving Mystic as the last part to finish before this package is complete. The Tarqeq lunar mission will now be a standalone package.

Tarqeq Lunar mission

The model for Tarqeq is finished, Just have to get it into orbiter now. Also I have been slowly working on Upgrading the Angara fleet. Angara 1.2 with a solid fuel kick stage(based on the Topol-M ICBM upperstage) will be included with tarqeq, for launching it towards the moon.

Friday, March 10, 2006


Just noticed this on the forums, Lavochkin has released an excellent 10min video detailing Phobos-Grunt's mission

Phobos-Grunt Video

Saturday, March 04, 2006


I started remaking the Tarqeq Lunar Mission.

Walrus testing continues

I have begun flight testing with with the SRB's installed, and tweaking the performance numbers for the Walrus LV

so far the performance numbers are as follows

no SRB = 2500kg to 200km orbit
2 SRB's= 4500kg to 200km orbit
4 SRB's= 6500kg to 200km orbit

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Fixed up at last

My health had deteriated considerably since my last update, to the point where I was hospitalized for a couple of weeks, But the good news is that they found and *FIXED* what was wrong with me.
Bowel obstructions are not fun

I will have an update on my orbiter projects uploaded this weekend