Project Grand Exploration Probes New Generation

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In my last add-on, I say in the comments about my new project, the Grand Exploration Probes with more spacecraft. The Orbiter needs of the Mars Pathfinder, Mars Global Surveyor, Mars Odyssey, Mars Express, JUNO, Mariner IV and updates in the Cassini-Huygens, Galileo, Voyagers 1 and 2, Pioneers 10 and 11, Mariner 10, Ulysses and NEAR, so I need help to build or update them! Wanna help me? Contact me on the forum or use the e-mail: [email protected].
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good project; i'm interested, but too busy at moment.

Also, i have already a project for a fictional "Galileo II" probe, a sequel of the troubled mission Galileo, for a detailed exploration of Jupiter and Europa.
 

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I still lack the coding talent but have gotten pretty good with blender and would be willing to throw some meshes together.
 

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Hlynkacg, do you use the Anim8or or 3ds max? I use the 3dsMax and see the results of the initial JUNO model:


 
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I use Blender.

It's open source and thanks to Vlad32768's plugin can open, edit, and save .msh files without need for a converter.
 

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Such a project can only be blessed by the Probe ! :hailprobe:
 

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Such a project can only be blessed by the Probe ! :hailprobe:

Here's hoping :thumbup:

Felipi1205, send some the specs and a few images of what you want me to model and i'll get cracking.
 

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Updates

I watched the new JUNO interactive website and updated the JUNO model using photoreal textures in the solar panels and adjusting the scale. See what happened:

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And the new wonderful site is: http://missionjuno.swri.edu

Thanks...

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Minutes ago I post some pictures but now I created the Magnetometer:
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Looking good :thumbup:.

My email is my name and initials (my forum name) @gmail.com.

I'll get to work.
 

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The JUNO model is almost complete! I just need create the payload adapter and the instrumentation. And using the program MAX2MSH I took a picture of the mesh in the simulator.

It's Beautiful isn't?

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Juno mesh is complete. Now I will work in the configuartions and find an Atlas V 551 with good quality and post the spacecraft!


:) Thanks!!

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Today is a great day, I just ended the rocket, the Atlas V 551.
See the picture of the rocket:

Using the pad by BrianJ and diverses meshes, I created this beautiful screenshot! :thumbup:
And now I just need paint the fairing with the JUNO symbol and the rocket will be ready to go!!!
 

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Hey everybody!
BrianJ create animations to me!!! The animation is amazing, I can't show the animation in a picture but soon I'll post the Juno add-on... :hello:
 

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Hi Felipi,
as I mentioned in my email, the animations are not perfect because the model is not perfectly aligned with the XYZ axes - I did the best I could.

Interestingly, I see the launch plan includes deploying the solar panels while still attached to the Centaur stage, which will then be used to spin up JUNO before release (would require some programming to do this in Orbiter - I'll settle for panel deployment after sep ;-)

Also, I think I should mention that I don't see any engines (Jupiter-orbit-insertion or RCS) on the model - I think you should stick a motor on the bottom! :)

Two other items of info I found when trawling the net - spacecraft total mass is 3625kg (wet or dry? don't know) and the flight to Jupiter includes at least one Earth gravity-assist.

Hard info about JUNO (mass, fuel, dimensions, propulsion, etc.) seems very thin on the ground - the swri website is particularly short of any details (although it has plenty of hard-to-see videos that take ages to load :facepalm: )
Maybe more details in the launch press kit, when they make it available.

Cheers and good luck!
Brian
 

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BrianJ, the Solar panel will deploy like the other missions, see the animations of the launch at http://missionjuno.swri.edu/ and see, the spacecraft separate of the Centaur upper stage and spin, but the solar panels are deployed after the separation.
And everybody, the JUNO add-on is complete, the Readme file is ready. I just need post the add-on, maybe today, maybe tomorrow...
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Bye!


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And I almost forget, I created the nozzles and exhausts, so don't worry!!
See this picture:

The Juno rockets are two, so I put two nozzles and exhausts...
:thumbup: Bye again

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Hey everybody, I post the JUNO spacecraft and now you can see my work! I spend two weeks doing this so was a hard work!
:thumbup: So download the add-on and have fun!!!
 

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What's coming now?

And tomorrow the new JUNO update will be released. The big Main Engine will be added.
Finally the first add-on is ended,but what space probe I will create now?
Options:
1 - Mars Global Surveyor
2 - Mars Express
So, say me, what you think?
Bye! :tiphat:
 

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My preference would be the Mars Global Surveyor, but that's just me. I'd like to see either one released. Good work by the way! :thumbup:
 

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On the site of NASA they have great models. See the last ones on this page.

You may use NASA imagery, video, audio, and data files used for the rendition of 3-dimensional models for educational or informational purposes, including photo collections, textbooks, public exhibits, computer graphical simulations and Internet Web pages.
 

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Yes, I know about the NASA 3ds models, but the MGS Launch Config Model is just one group, so I can't put materials or create more details. But I will try! Thanks! :hello:

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No, I Can't!

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I'm creating my own MGS, and the model is almost ready (record! in just some minutes!). I just need create the HGA and the Solar Panels... :thumbup: See the picture:

Thanks and Bye!
 
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