Moonspike rocket - exploded view
Moonspike rocket - exploded view

Last year (Spring 2015) Kristian von Bengtson, one of the two co-founders of Copenhagen Suborbitals, contacted me about a Kickstarter project named Moonspike. He asked me to join the team as a concept artist to visualize the project for the Kickstarter campaign.

In short the goal of the Moonspike project is to hit the moon with a small spacecraft. The spacecraft is launched from LEO (Low Earth Orbit)  with a small payload aboard – a titanium spike containing data from the backers. The delivery on the moon is done by crashing the spacecraft into the moon – simple as that ;).

The resulting dust plume from the impact should be visible from earth so the delivery should be easely confirmed. It’s the first crowdfunded space campaign of it’s kind. The core team is gathered from some of the most experienced people in Copenhagen Suborbitals – see below.

The team used about nine month to research the project and find out if it was even remotly possible to pull off. This resulted in a thick report descriping the project in detail which was released for the public together with the Kickstarter campaign launch.

I created most of the initial visual graphics used to tease the public. Jesper Colding did the super cool presentation video.