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.
Our 3D printed prototype of the Solar Orbiter spacecraft, made in plastic at 1:32 scale (main body is approx 6cm cube).
Lots of great detail, it’s made from the polygon model we animated in our video for ESA, which in turn was made from CAD data, with some additions (such as MLI wrapping and mirror tiles). See the animation here.
UKube-1 is a UK designed and built cubesat (30x10x10 cm), funded by UKSA and built by Clyde Space. The on-board payloads are a variety of technology testbeds from collaborators in industry and academia to demonstrate their feasibility in space in a cost-efficient manner. It’s small enough to piggy-back on other satellites for launch.
The animation highlights the modular nature of the cubesat platform, and shows the variety of science and technology that can be achieved in such a small package.
Music: “Taikonaut” by futuresoup
We produced a series of illustrations of the SSTL-900 platform, developed by Surrey Satellite Technology, which has been used as the basis for ESA’s GIOVE-A and GIOVE-B missions.
Our latest video for Satcom Systems and Solutions to promotes their range of satcom terminals. We crafted an operational scenario to highlight how they can help to link everyone together for better communication and awareness. Currently on display at the Global MilSatCom exhibition in London.
We’ve just reworked these animations in full HD for Astrium, featuring clips of Sentinels 1 and 2, which are a series of Earth observation satellites due for launch between 2013 and 2015.
We’ve just updated our demo reels on the main page to include our most recent work from the past six months or so:
Our 2012 Space showreel:
Our 2012 Engineering showreel:
Our 2012 Science showreel:
We’ve just finished a series of animations showing Saturn, its glorious rings, and two of its moons (Titan and Enceladus), utilising high quality textures and a cinematic quality to the camera moves and final polish.
The full, unedited versions of these clips are available for license from Science Photo Library.
Music is (of course) Saturn by Holst, courtesy of Freeplaymusic.
We’ve produced another satcom video, this one is a product video for an airborne terminal and satcom system, featuring a mock scenario to show how it could be used in action. With lots of lovely motion graphics to link it all together.