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Heimdall 1 over Jupiter by MacRebisz Heimdall 1 over Jupiter by MacRebisz
Heimdall 1, first manned mission to Jupiter and its moons.

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:iconlordomegaz:
LordOmegaZ Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
also, would you be ok if i used this as a design for my kerbal mars transport? =D
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LordOmegaZ Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what kind of engine is that, nuclear?  assuming that disk is a shadow shield?
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Seymoore Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, that's cool! Where are the radiators?
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LordOmegaZ Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so what kind of drive is it?

i see a giant shield so im guessing something radioactive? :D?
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MacRebisz Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, these are nuclear engines, probably some NERVA (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NERVA) derived propulsion.
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:iconlordomegaz:
LordOmegaZ Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
im not a rocket scientist XD so i wonder why it has 4 engines instead of one big one?

smaller engines are less complicated? (saturn V's compared to the N-1's more efficient engines)
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MacRebisz Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
That's true, usually they're less complicated but most important - they're more efficient. There are lots of factors that make up engine efficiency and there's a limit on size, after which your engine just drops in efficiency. You need to get right engine for the right job, and sometimes it's good to get a few smaller ones instead of one big. And you can do cool things with more engines - like thrust vectoring and gimbals - two engines with gimbals in just one axis give you roll and pitch control, one engine would need to gimbal in at least two axis which makes it a lot more complicated.

And ofc that's just the peak of an iceberg on engines :D
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:iconlordomegaz:
LordOmegaZ Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ah yes nerva ;3


to be honest im a project orion fan XD
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Mikel-Stormraven Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015
Very nice good realistic design approach to a torch ship
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Centurion030 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015
Nicely done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Daemoria Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Now this is one beautiful interplanetary vehicle.
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MacRebisz Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot :)
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AJIuKK Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015
thats VERY beautyful!! looks like shot from some movie :O awesome man!
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grisador Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015
Europa Moon WİLL be an amazing Discovery...

İf there's no life at least humanity find an amazing amount of Fresh Water...
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Dolphin887 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014
This is so cool...
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Snowfall-The-Cat Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very lovely <3 i wonder if humanity will ever visit Jupiter in my lifetime.
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I-Phillip Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014
Depends on how old you are, we'll have landed on Mars within the next 15-20 years and I'd say Jupiter easily fits within a 60 year span. I'm 15 so i'm basically covered xD
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Snowfall-The-Cat Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
True indeed :) I'm 18 and I'm sure i can make it too. Plus, with all the advancements in medical care, who is to say we wont live until 150.
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I-Phillip Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014
True never though of that!
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RheaAyase Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015
Hate to break it to you, but we could have went to the Mars 30 years ago, technologically... The tech that will be used in those 15-20 years is not much different than what we know/have for ages, and the trip takes half a year (the whole mission two)... Jupiter would take with this tech about a lifetime and you don't want to see that pricetag.. I doubt that humanity will get past the asteroid belt in this century :<
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Sagittarius-A-star Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Awesome painting, I'm digging the plausible NASA-style planetary exploration ship design! :heart: Excellent work Mac!
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Meema Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful!
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Nils-Iver Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Come on Taaaars!
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I-Phillip Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015
Dun duh dun dah dun daaah dun daaaaaaaaaa daaaaaaaah *spinning ships* *blaring music*
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Nils-Iver Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
"It is impossible!"
"No, it is neccessary!"
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MethusulaComics Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014
beautiful.
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Vizth Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014
Something about how you did the clouds they look like they are moving if you look at it just right.
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QAuZ Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014
That's crazy dude! Very good job :)
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alderfek Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014
That is one great shot !
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Scorpidilion Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Professional Photographer
great vision and realization :thumbsup: ;)
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William-Black Featured By Owner Edited Nov 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Over on my G+ Isaac Kuo was wondering about the function of the large dish at the aft of the spacecraft. Myself, I assumed it was perhaps thermal protection, assuming a high-thrust torch. But that's just me speculating, so I thought I'd pass the question along.
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MacRebisz Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Mostly it was intended as radiation shield, there's nuclear reactor and thermal engines behind it. It can also protects the habitat modules from solar radiation in case of flares or increased solar activity - just point the dish at the Sun and you're safe ;)
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William-Black Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Excellent. Thanks my friend, I'll pass that along to Isaac.
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iyonbatuhan Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Student Photographer
Looks so cool man ! amazing work !
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Denece-the-sylcoe Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Wow! This is really amazing! :O
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SAINT-I Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014
Fits really well with the Cairo Suite from the Halo 2 ost
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JKRWHY Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Student General Artist
There's so much detail on the planet, how long did it take you to do the background alone?
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William-Black Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Absolutely stunning my friend.
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