Ernst Stuhlinger's Ion Rocket

Lightwave Space posted on Feb 21, 2015
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Another render of my mesh of the Ernst Stuhlinger design for an ion engine powered manned rocket to Mars. It is 150 metres long, mainly to provide space for the huge cooling vanes, and to keep the astronauts well away from the nuclear reactor that powers it. In flight it would spin slowly around the central axis. This image shows it having arrived at Mars.

Comments (2)


NefariousDrO 9:53AM | Sat, 21 February 2015

That is so cool! Excellent model-work, you got all of the details and really nailed that design. Wow!


Bambam131 5:16PM | Mon, 23 February 2015

Very nice image Nick! I really like how Mars looks at the terminator. The shadows on the craters and the faults lines on the surface really make the picture "POP"! A nice mixture of "Retro" 50's and contemporary designs ideas. Always enjoy looking at your work. Keep them coming! Regards, David

starbase1 11:38AM | Tue, 24 February 2015

Well, the Mars mesh is the one released over on Foundation 3d, with VERY minor tuning!

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