The Satellite is based on an actual NASA model of a space probe called DAWN, that actually uses an ion drive for thrust. This appeals to my geeky sense of cool and is the reason why my engine plume is blue.
These plans were originally to print and to be placed in the background on set. I was up crazy late cramming detail in to the model before the shoot on sunday. Alas the plans never made it to the cut.
This is an untextured version of the model. The full vRay render was pretty heavy so I’ll need to find some downtime to make the beauty pass