View Full Version : Sleek, Sexy Spacecraft to Launch Next Week

2008-Sep-05, 06:40 PM
This has to be the sexiest looking spacecraft ever built by humankind. No, it's not a starship or battle cruiser (although it does look a little like the Eagle spacecraft from the old television show Space: 1999). This sleek, slender, sexy, shiny and sophisticated spacecraft is an Earth-orbiting satellite that will investigate our [...]

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2008-Sep-05, 06:55 PM
Talk about aerodynamics.:)

2008-Sep-05, 07:55 PM
Sexy or weird? Sexy and weird?

http://www.esa.int/images/GOCE_icon_01.jpg (http://www.esa.int/esaLP/LPgoce.html)

Facts and figures (http://www.esa.int/SPECIALS/GOCE/SEMDU2VHJCF_0.html) (and a cool image)

Animations Gallery (http://www.esa.int/esa-mmg/mmg.pl?mission=GOCE&keyword=+--%3E+Keyword&idf=+--%3E+ID&Ac=on&subm3=GO)

http://www.esa.int/export/images/GOCE_web_model_S.jpg (http://www.esa.int/esa-mmg/mmg.pl?mission=GOCE&keyword=+--%3E+Keyword&idf=+--%3E+ID&Ac=on&subm3=GO)

Image Gallery (http://www.esa.int/esa-mmg/mmg.pl?b=b&type=I&mission=GOCE&start=3)

http://www.esa.int/export/images/28_S,0.jpg (http://www.esa.int/esa-mmg/mmg.pl?b=b&type=I&mission=GOCE&start=3)

2008-Sep-05, 11:11 PM
Very cool looking, I agree!

2009-Jan-16, 10:38 PM
A lovely craft. Most things up there look like BFI dumpsters with washerboards and CB antennas stuck on.

2009-Jan-16, 11:05 PM
Looks like some of the early-Trek designs from Enterprise....