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D.S.I Heavy Harvester Platform by AdamBurn D.S.I Heavy Harvester Platform by AdamBurn
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Two things inspired this monstrosity, one was the movie Moon where they have set up a mining operation on the moon to harvest Helium 3 (needed for fusion reactors) and the announcement from Deep Space Industries (D.S.I) that they are going to start mining asteroids and the Moon in the near future.
I thought that seeing as it's on the Moon you wouldn't really need to worry about things like pollution and noise so you can build them big and loud. So as part of a running series about strip mining the Moon bare I give you the H.H.P (Heavy Harvester Platform) this one is called Leviathan and is number 2 of a fleet of 10 that slowly move over the surface of the Moon at about 3 mph and rip up the surface extracting the Helium 3 in its on board processing plant. Smaller transports take the Helium 3 to nearby depots where it's fired at the Earth in large containers.

It's damn dirty as behind each machine is several miles of dust that takes some time to settle and also it leaves behind a trench about 20 metres deep, but damn does it look awesome... Also it has no brakes.

Here are the other images in the series.
Helium 3 Transporter:…
Survey Vehicle:…
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this is the maddest pic i have ever seen

all i can say is WOW!

Digitalheavens Feb 8, 2014  Professional Photographer
Love it, that's all I can say :)
gbmatty Feb 7, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Spectacular! Love the attention to detail and how lifelike all your art is. Keep up the great work!
josegoncalo Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:icondogeplz: much cool!
shadowrunner2323 Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
something that big and slow don't need brakes. very cool concept.
OrionShipworks Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You did a great job making this thing look absolutely immense. I especially like the fires burning in the processing section.  Nice work!
MelvWolfe Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I could see a robotic facility like that working on the dark side of Mercury, moving just fast enough to stay out of the hot side.
I can not remember the title but you would not know you inspire one speaking of a man who works in a lunar station film to reap a new source of energy, and discovers that his company has since made ​​clone him for economy, and that following an accident he finds himself living with a single company as a clone ^ ^?

(sorry in advance for this unnecessary question, and I have remembered you as pandent that I wrote is "Moon" ^ ^). Otherwise very good work.

if I'm sorry for lack of spelling I'm french and my english is bad can.
AdamBurn Nov 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
The movie is called Moon, fantastic film and very much inspiration for these images as its the same resource they are mining for :ahoy:
this is brilliant!!! and moon was a great movie <3
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