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Falling Toward Periapsis

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A Callisto mission spacecraft, launched on an ice mining terraforming resource recovery mission, falling towards Jupiter prior to firing its nuclear pulse system to bend its trajectory into a tight orbital path around Jupiter for an Oberth braking maneuver.

Image featured: on Winchell Chung’s Atomic Rockets site, Project Orion page, under William Black's 3D Orions.

Artwork featured in Issue 34 of 3D Art Direct Magazine Link here

Image is part of a future historical setting, see my journal entry Orion’s Arm Future History, A Synopsis.

On my Orion's Arm timeline the Callisto missions would fall during the Outer Solar System Frontier Era.
 
A Timeline Graph is to be found here: Timeline.

Background image Courtesy NASA/JPL.

Journal Entries:

For contextual information on the purpose of the Callisto Resource Recovery missions see my essay on Terraforming Mars.

An essay on Nuclear Pulse Propulsion is available here: Orion: Nuclear Pulse Propulsion.

Callisto Mission Images:

Callisto Mission Crew Vehicle Launch

Outward Bound

Falling Toward Periapsis

Discarding Stages

Callisto-Mission Spacecraft Flight Control Station

Callisto Mission Spacecraft Command Deck Overhead

Callisto Mission Spacecraft Crew Quarters

Prospecting Callisto

Mining The Ice

Periapsis: Racing the Clouds of Jove

Climb
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xenoorb's avatar
Impressive! Looks like a real photograph. And your texturing of Jupiter is excellent!
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