The photo's show the Proton 4 rotorspacecraft
of NESA, the NEtherlands Space Agency. After reentry the rotorblades are released by explosive bolts (not too
explosive) and staart windmilling to the automated autogyration landing.
Proton 1,2and 3 used Rolls Royce liftfans which
can lift 18,5 times their own weight. When you want more conventional rotors you
need Proton 5 but then the docking port must be replaced.
Proton 6 (Pro Roton) uses the Roton Rocket system
(see You Tube Roton Rocket). According to the internet electric energy can be gained
from the reentry plasma by MHD and a superconducting magnet, which can also be used for some control, some braking and keeping the
hot plasma away from the spacecraft and is an electricity storage in itself (Proton 7).
LIRPS: the Laser Ionised Rotor Propulsion System
will be used for the rotors made from Nanolar Future capsules will look more and more
like Ufo's .
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Proton 4 looks much like the Apollo capsule because it was made from Revells 1:32
Apollo and Service Module kit. Future spacecapsules will of course be coated with a Humbrol Spaceyellow coating.
Some of the pictures were made in the
neighbourhood of the N ESA facilities in the Netherlands just to make them a bit jealous because they don't have a
rotorcapsule or even a manned capsule at all.
Greetings from NESA