I started new project,its some kind of side project,i will do more soviet historical stuff,maybe Nasa soon.
But this project for creativity,dont need use reference,copy correctly,just modelling what i had in mind.
Im not sure yet,its will be International Space Station-2 in near future,or only russian station.
Or maybe Venus/mars ship? maybe warp ship for other solar systems?
Will see in time!
Still just few day work on it,early Wip.
Here is the Main module.
Agreed on all points. I'm loving it too.
Kidding aside, serious detail work! I am in awe. Love it.
I working on new docking system,i plan this station in 2020-2030's time,so i guess the good old soviet docking system (Probe and drogue) system not correct then.
Its russian module,russians use Probe and drogue since 1971.
PTK-NP spacecraft will use probe and drogue also (russian spacecraft for 2020's times after Soyuz)
Seems russians dont like to use it,but androgynous docking system came from soviets!
APAS system,Space Shuttle used apas for dock to ISS/MIR...
I will add later androgynous docking system,International docking adapter.
May will be ISS-2.
I'm a big fan of watching your WIP projects- looking forward to seeing where this goes.
Thanks! And where the finnish line...so much detail,and few more module for sure
What stuff you mean? I dont know what you mean Can show on image pls?
Flange, skirt, conical section, whatever you call it.
hm,you mean this?
Debris/micrometeorite shield panels.b
I "borrow" the idea from Zvezda ISS module,installed by EVA missions.
P.S. as far as "what to make it into" goes you could model a station and then convert it into a manned interplanetary veesel through the addition of a large volume of fuel tanks and an engine of some kind (probably NTR or vasimr). That is the key difference between space stations and interplanetary veesels, the lack or presence of fuel tanks and engines. I can quite imagine that some day an existing station might be converted to an interplanetary vessel by such means, provided that the station had a strong enough structure to survive the accelerations produced by the engine (although that acceleration wouldn't be very high, certainly not as great as 1g).