TSTO Spaceplanes - concept
technical illustration
These images were created for an extensive article about two stage to orbit spaceplanes. The article covers a lot of configuration between various systems, most of them were created based on the drawings of a Boeing patent. You can read more and access more images in context in the robotpig.net article.
Starting from the patent's planviews and diagrams we created the 3D models and the internal basic systems. The internals were used in various ghost/cutaway views to explain the system's functionality.
A view of one of the orbiters.
Ghost view of the same system, showing the fuel tanks and cargo bay packaging.
Some views of various configurations and a planview of our 3D model next to the original patent drawing.
Two different orbiters side by side.






 
    client:
    Robotpig tech portal

    link:
       robotpig.net


    illustrator
    I.K.Erripis
    technical supervision
    I.K.Erripis
    date
    October 2010 (first edition 4/2006)


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