Some new Soviet Lunar program renders – N1 L3

After chatting to Matt, co-author of “N1 for the Moon and Mars“, I decided to dig out the meshes I did for that, and come up with some new renders. It was a mad dash to get it all out in time for publication, and I didn’t have time to explore all the options.

N1-3L at the launch tower
N1-3L at the launch tower, against a threatening sky.

I decided I have a bad habit of using good weather for most of my environments, this one is different!

N1-3L at the launch tower, against a stormy sky.
N1-3L at the launch tower, against a stormy sky.

And this time from the front. In case you are wondering, the tall towers are to protect from lightning. 

Looking down as the 3rd stage is dropped
Looking down as the 3rd stage is dropped and the l3 section fires up.

This shows a view over desert as the third stage of the N1 is dropped and the engines fire to take the upper section to the Moon.

The L3 section heads to the Moon.
The L3 section heads to the Moon.

I did an animated scene like this for the kickstarter video.

L3 approaches the Moon
L3 approaches the Moon

Again, I did an animated scene like this for the kickstarter video, closer in.

LK Lander descends towards the Lunar Surface
LK Lander descends towards the Lunar Surface

In the kickstarter video, the LK Lander turns as it descends to the Lunar surface scrolling below.

If you want to see the video, it’s available on Vimeo here:

And plenty more N1 material here on this site if you explore!

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