Small orbital transfer vehicle with rotational gravity capability

Small orbital transfer vehicle with rotational gravity capability

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Mars exploration

Mars exploration.  The great spacesuit is by  Max Grueter, an amazing artist working with Sketchup. I'm not absolutely certain I'm allowed to use it.

Mars exploration. The great spacesuit is by Max Grueter, an amazing artist working with Sketchup.

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Plumber’s guide to starships -part VI- Steam pipes and heat pipes

Steamship2

http://www.icarusinterstellar.org/a-plumbers-guide-to-starships-part-vi-steam-pipes-and-heat-pipes/

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Small solar Orbital transfer vehicle

Small solar OTV

A much smaller OTV, moving only one container at a time, but with, overall, the same capabilities as the large one.  About 30 would be required to equal one of the larger ones.

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Large solar powered orbital transfer vehicle

wing Solar OTV2 Solar OTV2b Solar OTV3 Solar OTV

A very large solar powered orbital transfer vehicle.  Those little tanks in the close up are 15 ton modules flown up by the Skylon space plane.  This ship takes a number of containers and moves them from lower Earth orbit to a space station at the moon L2 Lagrangian point.

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Mars colonial transporter

Mars colonial E Mars colonial A Mars colonial B Mars colonial C Mars colonial D

My present interpretation of what the SpaceX Mars colonial transporter might be like.

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Space station evolution

station5 station4station expansion

A bit of ambition can be a good thing….

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