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Drop Miner by Orpheus7 Drop Miner by Orpheus7
A concept for a "drop miner" ship that would be dropped from an orbiting base ship and descend to a planetary or lunar surface where it would land and drill and excavate mineral deposits using advanced umbilical drills and excavators. It would carry two or three scout pods (see separate image) that would be despatched to scout out rich deposits while the drop miner remains airborne.

Miners would be heavily armoured and shielded to withstand the rigours of the roughest planetary environments. They would carry a crew of between 6 to 11 crew who would operate from well-protected, pod-like work stations on board - although even with all the protection, many would not make it back.
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Atlasmaster Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
Agreed :)
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Orpheus7 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
:)
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Mobius89 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010
It'd be nice to have a 3D model of this beauty. :)
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Orpheus7 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010
Yep. Thanks for the comment.
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Mobius89 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
May you post a pic of the model?
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VoracticTempest Featured By Owner May 5, 2009
Nice, I like how this one is shaped.
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Orpheus7 Featured By Owner May 6, 2009
Thanks very much.
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