Cygnus Cargo Spacecraft

Orbital ATK’s Cygnus spacecraft that has been making regular deliveries of cargo to the International Space Station. Orbital ATK and it’s partners, have upgraded the Cygnus from 2000 kg of cargo to 3,200 kg in it’s pressurized cargo module. The rectangular accordion solar panels have been replaced by the lighter Ultraflex solar arrays. You can view my illustration of the previous version here The background is drawn or painted on the Apple iPad using the Sketchbook Pro app and the Apple Pencil. The foreground is modeled and rendered in Lightwave 3d. Photoshop was used to create some texture maps.

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Raymond Cassel

Raymond is an award-winning illustrator, designer and photographer. To date, Raymond has created design work for a variety of industries including aviation, telecommunications, medical equipment, environmental, training, science education, and non-profit. Throughout his career Raymond has managed projects as diverse as large print runs; construction of an airplane cockpit mock-up for tradeshows; interactive multimedia; graphic user interfaces; video and animation; and corporate branding. Raymond graduated from Metropolitan State College of Denver with a BA in industrial design. As a result of his education many aspects of industrial design are apparent in his design process. This experience allows Raymond to think beyond two-dimensional design. He is able to build rough form-study mock-ups in a digital or physical representation.

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