Mariner-based space probe - All paper

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    My own designed high Earth orbit geomagnetic probe, Mariner-like spacecraft. It has an octogonal-shaped main body and two solar panels attached. The parabolic antennas are made from paper; I prefer to use spherical sections to make the parabolic mirrors, but this time I used conical shapes.
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    My own designed high Earth orbit geomagnetic probe, Mariner-like spacecraft. It has an octogonal-shaped main body and two solar panels attached. The parabolic antennas are made from paper; I prefer to use spherical sections to make the parabolic mirrors, but this time I used conical shapes.
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    Very neat, well done and a fantastic clean build as well.
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    Very neat, well done and a fantastic clean build as well.
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    That's very nice! By spherical sections, do you mean a part of something non-paper? Or have you perfected making paper spheres? If so, please tells us!

    Rick
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    That's very nice! By spherical sections, do you mean a part of something non-paper? Or have you perfected making paper spheres? If so, please tells us!

    Rick
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    No, I use plastic spheres (balls) cut into parabolic mirrors.
    I tryied to build parabolics using soft paper wet with glue, and molded over a rounded surface, but these gets a too rough appearance.
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    No, I use plastic spheres (balls) cut into parabolic mirrors.
    I tryied to build parabolics using soft paper wet with glue, and molded over a rounded surface, but these gets a too rough appearance.
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    Space probe M-15 (my design)

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    This spacecraft is fitted atop the escape-stage. It was made with foam spheres, paper and painted with aluminum ink.
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    Space probe M-15 (my design)

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    This spacecraft is fitted atop the escape-stage. It was made with foam spheres, paper and painted with aluminum ink.
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    Two views of rocket

    My Flecha (Arrow) booster:
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    Two views of rocket

    My Flecha (Arrow) booster:
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    and

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