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Kronos 1 - WIP 4 by MacRebisz Kronos 1 - WIP 4 by MacRebisz

Kronos 1, Deep Space Exploration Vehicle.

This is probably my most ambitious space project so far. I've been working on this spacecraft for quite a while now, several months of all the design work that includes the spacecraft design, interiors, mission structure and goals, functional design of different sections of the vehicle and some other technical details. For now I wanted to present to you a 3d model that took almost a month to make and there are still lots of stuff to do. Anyway, I wanted to tease you a bit and share some of my excitement for this project, full presentation of the Kronos 1 mission coming later this year.

PS - Any resemblance to Hermes spacecraft from The Martian is pretty much coincidental and mostly comes from the research and lots of thinking about realistic long duration crewed space missions. It just means that both me and The Martian crew, did their research on space vehicles ;)

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LazarusDeCain Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2015
beautifull Spaceship.

What kind of Engine? Nuclear? Or Ion?
TheCH Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015  Student Digital Artist
it reminds me more of that bbc mockumentary about space.
JonathanBluestone Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
There is my gallery a space freighter design, the Arcos MK I which was created in 1981. I'm still working on it, tweaking it - so know how it is when it comes to long term design work.
techstepman Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015
must built this in kerbal space program
Machairodontinae Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015
and it will flex alot
Machairodontinae Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015
partcount will be huge
SentryKnox Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015
I love your design! I spent myself, 23 years of research for a sci-fi project. In it I discover the path for a 3rd energetic revolution, which will impact all space vehicles and their designs... Your concept follow the rules of the 2d energetic revolution, which minimized the design to its simplest expression. As cost to bring materials into space is expensive with our current means of space transportation (read inefficiency). Its why in my vision, we'll have to build orbital cities before building space-ships for the long haul. My design answers some unknown variables like space-quakes coming from Earth magnetotail (night time only) and the use of space-elevators in a way never envisioned before. Anyways, I share that with you, because of the fact that you seems interested in space-exploration... And using Kronos as a name for your spaceship is very pertinent ;) Ping me if you're curious!
BigBombR Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2017
I recommend you take a look at laserlaunch, lofstrom launch loops and orbital rings, all of which are launch methods more practical than space elevators (at least for Earth). source:…
OrphanedSoul Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
gosh such remarkable detail!
bladeshuffler Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015
I would be interested to hear what the functions of the different structures are on this vehicle.  I understand the shield, the solar panels and the rotating crew chambers, but the rest is not obvious to me.  Would you consider posting an edited version of this angle of the model with call-outs, as a follow-up to the Kronos series? 
invaderzim42 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015
I believe those are radiators, not solar panels. The ship probably uses a nuclear reactor of some sort. 
C-195 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
The angle of the POV is good but the cloud cover beneath doesn't help much. Impressive attention to detail all the same.
Centurion030 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015
Wonderful job!!!
garryts Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She is a beauty! :-) Lovely POV
randomkeystone Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015
Very impressive. Please keep me up-dated.
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