SLS and Orion
1:100(ish) SLS (block 1 and 1b) and 1:350(ish) Orion
These are meant to be (relatively) easy to print and still fairly true to life. The models are made to fit together and come apart much like the real deal. Components slip/sit/snap together.
Includes files for the whole models in addition to models that have been carved up to fit on common printers (like Makerbot Replicators).
Feedback welcome! This is definitely an evolving thing...
NASA is building a human spacecraft for deep-space missions that will usher in a new era of space exploration. A series of increasingly challenging missions awaits, and this new spacecraft will take us farther than we’ve gone before, including to the vicinity of the Moon and Mars. Named after one of the largest constellations in the night sky and drawing from more than 50 years of spaceflight research and development, the Orion spacecraft is designed to meet the evolving needs of our nation’s deep space exploration program for decades to come.
Orion will serve as the exploration vehicle that will carry the crew to space, provide emergency abort capability, sustain astronauts during their missions and provide safe re-entry from deep space return velocities. Orion missions will launch from NASA’s modernized spaceport at Kennedy Space Center in Florida on the agency’s new, powerful heavy-lift rocket, the Space Launch System. On the first integrated mission, Exploration Mission-1, an uncrewed Orion will venture thousands of miles beyond the Moon over the course of about three weeks. The mission will pave the way for flights with astronauts beginning in the early 2020s.
NASA’s Space Launch System, or SLS, is an advanced launch vehicle for a new era of exploration beyond Earth’s orbit into deep space. SLS, the world’s most powerful rocket, will launch astronauts in the agency’s Orion spacecraft on missions to the moon and eventually to Mars, while opening new possibilities for other payloads including robotic scientific missions to places like Mars, Saturn and Jupiter.
Offering the highest-ever payload mass and volume capability and energy to speed missions through space, SLS is designed to be flexible and evolvable, to meet a variety of crew and cargo mission needs.
Recommended print settings:
- 10% infill
- shouldn't require a raft
- standard extruder/bed temps and speeds for the material you're using
- supports shouldn't be required for most parts with proper part orientation, but you can add them to be sure you'll preserve the details as they're small but overhangs are steep.