A series of two illustrations and an infographic created for Airbus Defence & Space to visualise their Biomass satellite, which will measure forest and vegatation in 3D over the entire globe, for the evaluation of biomass and tracking of its change over time.
Our latest animation for Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd, showing their novel GMP-A satellite platform, which can hide away inside a launch adaptor ring, unfurling into a fully functioning geostationary communications satellite.
Animation of a zoom out from the inside of a single atom to the entire galaxy.
The first scene shows a single quark, one of three making up a proton (red) in the nucleus of an atom. The nucleus is surrounded by electron shells (blue). The atom is one making up one of the bases (green) in a DNA molecule, which itself makes up a chromosome (X shape) inside the nucleus (white) of a human cell (red). The cell is part of the heart, and the view pulls back from the person’s body showing the streets and buildings of Manhattan, New York City, USA. The pull back continues to show the Earth in its orbit around the Sun, with the orbits of the other planets shown. The Sun is just one of some 500 billion stars in our galaxy, the Milky Way. The Milky Way is thought to be some 120,000 light years in diameter (about 1.14 zettametres, or 1.14×101 metres). The proton has a charge radius of between 0.84-0.88 femtometres, or 8.4×1016 metres.
We created two high resolution illustrations for the National Physical Laboratory to publicise their TRUTHS satellite.
TRUTHS will contain very precise, calibrated instruments, which will give a baseline for calibrating other earth observation satellites. By comparing measurements, the accuracy of satellites such as ESA’s sentinel series will be greatly improved, leading to much better data for climate modelling.
We produced two illustrations of the upgraded SSTL-300 satellite developed by Surrey Satellite Technology, three of which will be used in the DMC3 mission, providing high resolution imaging and daily revisits to aid in disaster monitoring.
We’ve just finished this HD animation showing Astrium‘s design for a Europa Penetrator mission. The penetrator will be released from an altitude of around 200km, and after a de-orbit burn to cancel the orbital velocity, it goes into freefall, spins up for stability, and impacts into Europa at around 300mph. Once under the surface, the suite of on board instruments begin work (having survived the 25,000g of impact), including a drill to take samples, a microscope and mass spectrometer to analyse samples, as well as seismometers and radiation detectors.
Our latest animation for Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd, showing their STRaND-1 “nano-satellite” (34x10x10 cm). It is powered by a HTC Nexus One smartphone, and this type of satellite is a low-cost technology test-bed for trialling new space hardware. It’s small enough to piggy-back on other satellites for launch.