Wednesday, April 24, 2013

ISS Low Res Model (Part 3)

It's been a while since I last did any work on the International Space Station (ISS) project, actually, I've not even looked at this project. The reason why is because there is a lack of good information (mainly technical drawings) on Truss sections. I could of made the truss out of simple boxes, but I wanted to make the the truss look 'real'. I've now got a bunch of photographs and some dimensions that has allowed me to continue this project.

The Truss is now almost complete, I just need to complete Truss section P6.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Hubble, Bubble, Trouble and Foil?

Another element of the Space Shuttle Program I've always admired is NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. Launched in April 24th, 1990 by Discovery (STS-31). It has been providing scientists and the public a vast amount of data and some very extraordinary views of our solar system, galaxy and the observable universe.

The reason I miss-phrased the title is because I'm at a loss on how to best make the foil surface, without creating a shed load of polygons. I think, for now, the best strategy is to get the solar arrays created (both versions) and take it from there.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

External Tank and Umbilicals

As the NTRS is still off-line, I've had to broaden my searches for technical information. Google and Bing are next to useless to get any high detailed drawings. Sometimes I get a good close up photograph of a part, but the resolution is mostly poor, mostly.

However, from a series of photographs available on the Kennedy Space Center Media Archive I did manage to get good photographs of the External Tank, Umbilical Doors, the Orbiters in Processing, etc. So, for the time being, I have completed the modelling of umbilical and 'pipework' between the External Tank and Orbiter.