Sunday, November 01, 2009

Clipper Docking Device

Recently I started working on the chapter about the docking procedures and rebuild the docking mechanism of the Clipper-model.

When docking the probe on the extended shaft is used to grapple the station-side docking-device and establish a soft connection. After that the shaft is retracted, both docking-devices are pulled into each other until several clamps in the docking-ring establish a pressure- tight seal between station and spacecraft.

The materials need some improvement but that will be done when rendering the final artwork.

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