Wells-class interplanetary vehicle

By the dawn of the XXII century, humanity’s thirst for Deuterium and Anti-Deuterium became so immense that companies began harvesting raw Hydrogen from the gas and ice giant planets. For that purpose, thousands of interplanetary spaceship tankers that work as refineries were built in order to transport the collected gas from the atmospheres of those planets to space stations over Earth, the Moon and other locations in the Solar System.

This project started as part of an episode of Isaac Arthur's Science and Futurism YouTube channel on Jupiter's colonization which can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQnvjGN91Mg&t=1409s

Gas harvesting with Spearhead-type space drones at Jupiter

Gas harvesting with Spearhead-type space drones at Jupiter

Gas harvesting with Spearhead-type space drones at Jupiter

Gas harvesting with Spearhead-type space drones at Jupiter

Traveling in space

Traveling in space

Traveling in space

Traveling in space

Visiting Saturn

Visiting Saturn

Gas harvesting with Swarmer-type space drones at Uranus

Gas harvesting with Swarmer-type space drones at Uranus

Visiting Earth with a  Spearhead-type space drone

Visiting Earth with a Spearhead-type space drone

Rigged finished 3D model

Rigged finished 3D model

Rigging details

Rigging details

Rigging details

Rigging details

Concept sketches

Concept sketches

Early concept

Early concept

Early 3D model

Early 3D model

Early 3D model

Early 3D model

Test animation

Earlier version in low resolution appearance on Isaac Arthur's Science and Futurism YouTube channel

Earlier version in low resolution appearance on Isaac Arthur's Science and Futurism YouTube channel