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#161by bh » 30.05.2007, 17:30

Chris... your model looks like a photo!
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#162by ANDREA » 30.05.2007, 17:37

Fenerit wrote: I do not intend to distract yours with further questions that are not relate with the subject of this post. Ciao e salutami Roma. 8)

Fenerit, discussion is never distraction, IMO, because if one replies and enters the discussion, obviously the subject interests him, so it's not a waste of time. :wink:
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#163by ElChristou » 30.05.2007, 18:07

bh wrote:Chris... your model looks like a photo!


That's the goal... (even without using textures and without shadows!) :wink:
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#164by LordFerret » 31.05.2007, 03:06

Yes ElChristou, your model is marvelous! The detail! :D


As for the moon missions, do people really doubt it ever happened? Where is the proof it actually happened? How about the laser reflector experiments? If you had the proper equipment, you could verify it yourself.

Apollo Laser Ranging Experiments Yield Results - NASA

Lunar laser ranging experiment - Wiki (also providing several additional references)

Nice picture of the laser reflector placed by the Apollo 14 mission. - NASA

What more proof do people need? :?

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#165by ANDREA » 31.05.2007, 12:02

Well, going back to our topic, I would like to show you the aerodynamics needed for non-atmospheric flights.
Surely you have seen the clean, sharp, smooth, glossy, flattened appearance of objects that need to move within the Earth atmosphere, like this image of an Jupiter-C nose cone:

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But when all the movements happen in space, all this is uselessly time/effort/money consuming.
So, if we give a close look at the LEM, that never tasted the atmospheric effects, here are the results:

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As you see it has a crunched, grimy, rough appearance, like something unfinished, giving more the idea of cardboard instead of metal (I can imagine the comments of keen on Moon-Hoag people! :wink: ).
But this is the engineering rule: "never add what you don't need and you don?€™t care of", and in space there is no friction that, in order to reduce the drag, should need the smoothest possible surfaces, so?€¦
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#166by ElChristou » 31.05.2007, 12:30

Yes, there is some shots of Apollo 16 AS after take off from the moon and really it looks like a giant piece of trash!! 8O

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Here:
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I particulary like the cables that have been strip off from the DS (red arrow)... Also the back panels completely blasted out by the take off... 8O
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#167by ElChristou » 31.05.2007, 12:51

Unfortunatly I don't think I'll do a model like this because it would be far too arbitrary (there is no close up to see exactly want is visible behind those deformed panels)... :?
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#168by ANDREA » 31.05.2007, 14:54

ElChristou wrote:Unfortunatly I don't think I'll do a model like this because it would be far too arbitrary (there is no close up to see exactly want is visible behind those deformed panels)... :?

Alas, it's unfortunately true. :cry:

Chris, looking around as usual, I found something more, related to the Apollo 11 landing ground.
Three photographs and one very detailed drawing, showing the landing site at various resolution, and the experiments positions on the ground, together with the astronauts walks, and more. :wink:
Hope this will give you a further help to realize the 3D ground.

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(this is only a small portion of the original image)

You can find all four image in the zipped file here:
http://nho.ohn.free.fr/celestia/Andrea/ ... g_maps.rar
and the original page with images legend is here:

http://history.nasa.gov/alsj/a11/images11.html#Maps

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#169by LordFerret » 31.05.2007, 22:42

Apollo 11 Image Library

Sections include -

Landing Site Maps/Images
Assembled Panoramas
Pre-Flight Suit Images
Crew and Equipment Pre-Flight
Vehicle Assembly, Transport, and Checkout on the Launch Pad
Saturn V Launch
Mission Support Photos
Mission Photos by Magazine Number
Magazine 36/N (Color) Translunar Coast and Lunar Orbit
Magazine 37/R (Color) Lunar Orbit and Lunar Surface out LM Windows
Magazine 38/O (Color) Lunar Farside
Magazine 39/Q (B & W) Lunar Surface out LM Windows
Magazine 40/S (Color) Lunar Surface
Magazine 41/P (B & W) Lunar Orbit
Magazine 42/U (B & W) Lunar Orbit
Magazine 43/T (B & W) Lunar Orbit
Magazine 44/V (Color) Lunar Orbit
Magazine 45/W (Color) Apollo Lunar Surface Closeup Camera
Recovery and Post-Flight Photos
Mission Report Figures
Preliminary Science Report Figures


Homepage for the Apollo Surface Journals

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#170by ElChristou » 31.05.2007, 22:45

LordFerret wrote:Everything you've posted here Andrea was available through the link I originally posted on page 9 of this thread (the one with the LEM liftoff Quicktime movie). I'd posted this for all of you, to try and help the effort, to save you some time searching around. Please do check this link out, I think you'll be pleased at what you find...


Yes, I found some interesting point of view for the modelling. Don't worry, with time all those links will be browsed!
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#171by LordFerret » 31.05.2007, 22:49

Post edited - I noticed right after posting that Andrea had gotten those images from that source... silly me. :oops: :D

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#172by ANDREA » 31.05.2007, 22:55

LordFerret wrote:Post edited - I noticed right after posting that Andrea had gotten those images from that source...:D

And we thank you for your links, very appreciated and widely used, as you see. :wink:
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#173by ElChristou » 31.05.2007, 22:58

Andrea, concerning the ground, we will do that with Runar a bit later; right now for example I'm stucked on the LRRR; I have tryied to find myself something, but couldn't, what I need is what is not visible in this view (particularly the articulation):

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#174by ANDREA » 31.05.2007, 23:05

ElChristou wrote:Andrea, concerning the ground, we will do that with Runar a bit later; right now for example I'm stucked on the LRRR; I have tryied to find myself something, but couldn't, what I need is what is not visible in this view (particularly the articulation)

OK, I'll check for some new images of the LRRR.
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#175by ANDREA » 31.05.2007, 23:48

Chris, it's late here, 1:40 AM, so I had just a little time to search for LRRR images before going to sleep.
I found just a few, like these:

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You can find all of them here
http://nho.ohn.free.fr/celestia/Andrea/LRRR-NEW.rar
Tomorrow I'll search more, but obviously the search is open for ALL Celestians, this IS NOT a one guy's job, but a cooperative effort, as has been up to now, with many precious additions to my search. :wink:
Thank you.
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#176by ElChristou » 01.06.2007, 00:18

ANDREA wrote:Chris, it's late here, 1:40 AM, so I had just a little time to search for LRRR images before going to sleep.
I found just a few, like these:...


I think this will be enough! Tx mate!
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#177by ANDREA » 01.06.2007, 00:35

ElChristou wrote:
ANDREA wrote:Chris, it's late here, 1:40 AM, so I had just a little time to search for LRRR images before going to sleep.
I found just a few, like these:...

I think this will be enough! Tx mate!

You are welcome.
And as my today's last try, here two new ones:

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If you need you can download them, are 1/1 copies of the originals, with only the quality reduced to 7/12.
Unfortunately the second one is out of focus, due to its distance from the astronaut (Aldrin). :cry:
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#178by ANDREA » 01.06.2007, 10:16

This is the last one, I think.
It's the "official" Apollo 11 LRRR drawing, and this is important, because we have seen some differencies in the given images, even if all reported as "Apollo 11" LRRR.

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You can download the full-res image here:
http://nho.ohn.free.fr/celestia/Andrea/LRRR drawing.jpg
BTW, Chris, the image of your model is IMHO perfect, at least from the shown point of view!
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#179by ElChristou » 01.06.2007, 11:57

ANDREA wrote:This is the last one, I think.
It's the "official" Apollo 11 LRRR drawing, and this is important, because we have seen some differencies in the given images, even if all reported as "Apollo 11" LRRR...


Not really, I think the boom attachment was removed at some point, I suppose it have it's reason for stowing...

BTW, if you see anything else for the seismometer, you know what to do... :wink:
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#180by ANDREA » 01.06.2007, 13:20

ElChristou wrote:
ANDREA wrote:This is the last one, I think.
It's the "official" Apollo 11 LRRR drawing, and this is important, because we have seen some differencies in the given images, even if all reported as "Apollo 11" LRRR...

Not really, I think the boom attachment was removed at some point, I suppose it have it's reason for stowing...
Sure, but it was probably removed AFTER the final alignment, because no more needed, but as you see in the second image of my post on Fri Jun 01, 2007 1:35 am, it was there while the seismometer was still under installation.
I have found any witten documentation about boom removal, anyway, I'll search a bit more. 8O

ElChristou wrote:BTW, if you see anything else for the seismometer, you know what to do... :wink:

OK, I'm going to dig the web, anyone else lining up at the starting tape? :wink:
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