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  1. K_Jameson

    Elite Universe: my models

    Maybe I already said this somewhere, but I embarked in the writing of a humble sci-fi novel that is set in an ambientation loosely related with the Elite Universe, in particular Frontier Elite II. Why Frontier? Because that game has heavily influenced my imagination when I was a boy. It...
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    Never noticed that our Sun is green?
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    Discussion Uranus and Neptune mission concepts

    I'm on verge of finishing the first FOI space probe for the mysterious ice giant Uranus: the Shakespeare/Pope spacecraft. The probe is an improved version of the Efesto probe, launched at Venus in one of the last "Orbiter Live Missions" broadcasts. A relatively small and cheap orbiter...
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    Project "Starlab" space station

    With the "Gaia" space station in indefinite hold, we have decided to undertake a faster approach to the problem of ensuring a permanent orbital outpost of Forum Orbiter Italia: the "Starlab" orbital workshop. Starlab represents a radical departure from the modular, ISS-like approach that we...
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    "Efesto" mission to Venus

    A Neptune-1 rocket will launch the Efesto interplanetary space probe to Venus. Efesto is designed as a two-parts spacecraft: - a descent probe to study the fiery Venusian atmosphere and surface - an orbiter for remote observations. Venus arrival is scheduled for April 8, 2014. Launch is...
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    Project Galileo II probe to Jupiter

    This is one of the few projects of Orbiter Italia Forum with unmanned probes. "Galileo II" is envisioned as the sequel of the ill-fated Galileo probe, that has experienced several technical difficulties during his long mission around the planet Jupiter, with heavy limitations on his scientific...
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    Discussion Lunar lander design

    For a current-near tech large lunar lander, which is, in your opinon, the best design?