Space

Animation, Physics, Space

SPL’s Space Showreel


Six of our clips made it into SPL’s space showreel, including our work on space debris, and some shots of Jupiter/Saturn and their moons! SPL’s space showreel Our stock images at SPL Our stock animations at SPL – part 1 Our stock animations at SPL – part 2

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Animation, In the press, Space

SPL’s clip of the week (space debris)


Our visualisation of space debris has just been chosen as Science Photo Library‘s clip of the week. Satellites are shown in red, everything else in blue (ranging from flecks of paint to entire discarded rocket stages). The space between geostationary orbit and the near-Earth orbits is relatively empty, but in the close-up at the end

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Animation, Engineering, In the press, Space

Europa Penetrator animation


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

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Animation, Engineering, Illustration, Space

New space showreel


We’ve just updated our space demo reel on the main page to include our most recent work from the year or so.  Watch it in full HD! Our 2013 Space showreel:  You can still see our other showreels here: Engineering showreel 2012 Science showreel 2012

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Animation, Engineering, Space

STRaND-1 nano-satellite


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.  Read more about STRaND-1

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Engineering, Just for fun, Space, Uncategorized

3D printed Solar Orbiter


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

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Animation, Engineering, Space

UKube-1 cubesat payload animation


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

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Animation, Engineering, Space

Satcom product video


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. 

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Animation, In the press, Space

SPL’s Clip of the Week


Our animation/simulation of mixing in Jupiter’s Red Spot has just been chosen as Science Photo Library‘s clip of the week.  Well, it IS quite pretty…. SPL’s Clip of the Week Our stock images at SPL Our stock animations at SPL – part 1 Our stock animations at SPL – part 2

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