Conceptualizing the Cyrano
The Cyrano is supposed to be the vessel that transports crews back and forth from Earth to Mars. It is also supposed to transport a limited amount of cargo. As always, keep in mind that this should be possible around 60 years from now – not in the distant future.
With that in mind we created an inspiration and idea-board to collect ideas but also to not fall into the sci-fi trap. You can see the planned dimensions and different parts as well as inspirations from SpaceX.
- The Vessel is supposed to transport 5 to 6 people at a time. So the flight deck has to have space for that amount of people.
- There needs to be a lot of space for the thrusters and engines.
- Additionally there needs to be space for cargo holds – which we designed to be on the sides. (see Cargo Areas)
One of the idea for the design was to take two space shuttles and combine them for the Cyrano design. However, generally today’s rockets have a part that get them into space and then splits from the main body. We wanted to make a design that takes off and lands as a whole shuttle.
Eventually that led to the design our concept artist came up with. We feel that it has a good balance between not-to-booring, fresh but not too sci-fi either.
Let us know your thoughts in the comments 🙂