Another part of my ongoing planetary exploration show project involves making models of Mariner, Viking and other probes. Here is the Viking model I made for the Viking sequences. I worked from many photos I took of the Science Test Lander while painting the background mural, as well as from photocopies of engineering drawings I came upon during my USGS days. It is a work in progress but sufficent for my present needs. I simulate a view from Camera 2 with the color panorama revealed after landing so the planetarium audience gets an approximately correct perspective of this and other Martian panoramas. I have other spacecraft models I will post renders of later.
Others may well be doing similar work worth sharing.
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