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LEO Rendezvous by MacRebisz LEO Rendezvous by MacRebisz
Orion spacecraft, direct successor of Apollo program is approaching Interplanetary Transfer Vehicle “Thor”.
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:iconlordomegaz:
LordOmegaZ Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i only ask cos i like to make ...fictional spaceships with some realism in their designs (no anti-grav tech, make-belief stuff) 
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LordOmegaZ Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
if you could, explain to me simple terms what each area is?

+ the inflatable front seems for crew
+ the orange tin foil ? (never understood that in spaceships and probes)
+the tubes hanging around the two large fuel tanks (i assume fuel tanks) =3
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mikusingularity Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2017
Inflatable section is for crew (less mass for more volume).
The foil is thermal insulation. - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multi-la…
The tubes around the tanks are for structural reinforcement.
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ILM126 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015  Student Digital Artist
One day people, one day :D
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MacRebisz Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I certainly hope so! I'd love to see something like this in my lifetime :)
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ILM126 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015  Student Digital Artist
:D
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KeltischWerWolf Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015
Its a beautiful rendition!!! but why are people continuously using the old outdated flight configuration, Smithsonian did it in the Journey to Space IMAX movie. The service module for all Orion Mission is now being made by Airbus off a human rated configuration of the Albert Einstein ATV (automated transfer vechile) under the NASA / ESA agreement signed in December 2013.
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MacRebisz Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! And I'm aware that current configuration for service module is based of the ESA's ATV tech, but I'm not sure if you've noticed that my version is "Orion 1980" ;) In my project's timeline, Orion spacecraft is a direct successor of Apollo spacecraft, hence the AJ10 nozzle on the service propulsion system.
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Winds-Blade Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love it! So excited for Orion!
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:iconmacrebisz:
MacRebisz Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Me too :) Thanks!
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Winds-Blade Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Did you ever do the fun thing on NASA's website where you could get your name put on the first test flight back in 2014? They have submissions for the Mars Insight mission in 2016, and have scheduled the same thing for the next Orion flight. :)
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MacRebisz Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
yeah, i've already "flown" on ETF-1 on board Orion :) and thanks for letting me know about Insight mission, I'll submit my name there for sure!
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Dyluthus Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015
Absolutely stunning :)
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alderfek Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015
Excellent work as always. Love the Bigelo-ish Hab.
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MacRebisz Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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diana6echo Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
cudne
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MacRebisz Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
dzieki :)
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I-Phillip Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015
This is gorgeous and captivating, and to think that it (or something similar) could be happening in our lifetimes is just amazing!
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GenesisMachines Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015
I saw the Orion Sapcecraft on it's first launch. It's so small and quiet compared to the Space shuttle.Nasa Orion etf-1 launch by GenesisMachines  
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Winds-Blade Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The SLS will make the Space Shuttle seem like a firecracker! :)
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grisador Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015
Awesomely Epic !

Really like that 'Falling' feeling :D
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CerebralError Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Hobbyist
...I want to try building this in Kerbal Space Program. Really amazing work!
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MacRebisz Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
It's definitely possible, I've built first version of this spacecraft in KSP ;)
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CerebralError Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist
But did it work? XD
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MacRebisz Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I can't find the exact one, it was a while ago and KSP version changed since I've built it, but here's the similar one that I took screenshot of. The fuel tanks are detached in pairs when empty. 

Screenshot114 by MacRebisz
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beltminer Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015
This is the top shelf stuff right here, absolutely breathtaking.
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:iconmacrebisz:
MacRebisz Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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Stratula Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014
Awesome!
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francisdrakex Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014
Amazing level of detail and a beautiful relaistic design of the Thor vehicle! I especially like the combination of a transhab, long spine and enough fuel to make it to Mars and back :-)
Thx for the link to spacethatneverwas, interesting pictures over there too.
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morbiusx33 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Brilliant work!
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iyonbatuhan Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Student Photographer
looks so amazing o_o, do u ever play kerbal space program ?
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MacRebisz Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! And yes, I do play KSP and for me it's the most addictive game in a long time.
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Emeres Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Hobbyist
Your style is unique, precise and highly satisfying. Thank you for sharing your work. I will have to take a deeper look at your gallery sometime.
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MacRebisz Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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ABlipinTime Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nostalgia - I can recall reading old space exploration books and seeing images and illustrations like this. They really captured the feel of the excitement over space travel. I'd say this certainly has that element as well.
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MacRebisz Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, old space exploration books and all unrealized space agencies plans are exactly what inspired the Space That Never Was project in the first place. Thanks, glad you like it!
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Marrekie Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014
Now this is the stuff. Inspiring image.
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danowgo Featured By Owner May 15, 2015
yeah classic
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:iconmacrebisz:
MacRebisz Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconathane:
Athane Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
space is so amazing
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:iconmacrebisz:
MacRebisz Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
yes it is!
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XelfrepuslaX Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014
Clean crisp and beautiful :)
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cw3brett Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014
An awesome design, terrific work! The propellant tanks and inflatable habitat are great, what's the purpose of the foil-covered spine between them? More fuel? Storage?
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MacRebisz Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! The insulated section is mostly storage and pressurized labs for experiments.
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Sagittarius-A-star Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Awesome, I hope to see something like this bird fly in my lifetime... preferably to a human landing on Mars. :) Awesome work Mac!!
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MacRebisz Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconmarrekie:
Marrekie Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014
Amen to that. I'm still keeping my fingers crossed that a scenario like this will eventually materialize in a real mission. :)
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Sagittarius-A-star Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
And after that, I love to fantasize about missions to the outer planets- Jupiter, Saturn, etc.- and their many moons. :) Check out the space mission concepts studied in HOPE (Human Outer Planets Exploration).  And then, after that, the Yuggoth Expedition!!* :P

*A dark, lightless planet far out from the sun in H.P. Lovecraft's stories inhabited by fungoid life.  Base of the dreaded Mi-Go in our solar system. XD
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Akifan Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I want to believe that all of this and much more will become reality and we pursue that dream, as the late Carl Sagan mentioned the concept of how "The stars seem to beckon...." Fantastic Render indeed...
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MethusulaComics Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014
beautiful.
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