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Powerful Birrin societies have engaged in space exploration and exploitation for decades, constructing a number of orbital facilities, satellites, and launching several manned interplanetary missions. The critical orbital systems, with their relay of radio and television data, climate monitoring, GPS signal transmission and global defence, form an expensive and vulnerable investment by the major houses.

Maintenance of these systems, and the manning of interplanetary vehicles, is undertaken by a politically independent astronaut corps funded by an investment pool of nations and organisations with interests in space. Paid well, the corps construct, salvage and decommission orbital objects on a contract basis.

Seen here, a technician sets to work repairing damaged internal systems on an orbital antennae. The large impact-hardened diagnostic package has been integrated with the antennas' interface to root out faulty code or hardware for repair or replacement.
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Given 2011-11-13
EVA by *Abiogenisis ( Suggested by MacRebisz and Featured by Casperium )
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NeuStrasbourg Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2015
There's something I've been wondering about for a while - how do birrin use their limbs? It's clear that the first pair of legs also function as "arms", but all legs seem to be of roughly the same shape and proportions, and here we see a birrin use their second pair of feet as "hands". 

Are all of their limbs interchangable when it comes to manual tasks? Is it like being left handed/right handed?
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
They can use either pair of forward limbs for manual tasks, though truth be told they use their beaks perhaps even more often!
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KingWillhamII Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015
Wonderful!
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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KingWillhamII Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015
I love how alien and yet very Human your guys are! Wonderful stuff. 
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you like 'em!
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:iconmyfev:
myfev Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Reminds me of us now
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Pretty much!
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myfev Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Sounds like they are going in to the robot age
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
They had some good robots but a lot of them were lost during their big social collapse. They are just rebuilding up past our current level.
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myfev Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Welp
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ninjasaid13 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015
I find it hard to find any unhuman like species to create interstellar civilization due to their weird hands and stuff.
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
You seen a crow use tools?
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ninjasaid13 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015
Never seen one.
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
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ninjasaid13 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015
must be very difficult.
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DavidCurser Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015
dont you think the suit should be thicker?
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
The undersuit uses form fitting elastic to resist vacuum expansion rather than atmospheric pressure, so it can be kept thinner. There is a similar concept under development by NASA.
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DavidCurser Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015
So it's not a NASA equevalent but advanced.
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Maybe a design we could use in 15-20 years.
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DavidCurser Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015
well you could always invent another more "Spacy" suit
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah I will refine it next time around :)
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o0STING0o Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I absolutely love your mind for concept design this piece is so mater-of-factly just a day in the life of your creation and that is so much fun to watch.
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I try and ground it as much as possible, to make it feel real.
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sed Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015
TOO COOL! :iconofficialfella2plz:
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
For SCHOOL son
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Wallaceclan Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Say, what do the Birrin sound like when they speak?
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Bird-ish.
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Helixdude Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"SKRRRRRUUUUWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWRRRRRRRRRRB!!!" Like that?
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
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NeuStrasbourg Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2015
That's it. This is canon now.
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Warbloids
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Helixdude Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
As an aussie myself i can fully say that is a perfect suggestion for Birrin speech.
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TheFellowWithTheHat Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist
I love everything about your aliens - The Originality, the stories, everything is so beautifully done - I envy you in the best kind of way. c:
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Envy is delicious!
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TheFellowWithTheHat Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist
Tastes like green.
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Revan005 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015
Awesome!:D
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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Revan005 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015
YW!:D
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The-Polybius Featured By Owner Edited Mar 19, 2015
I would love to see a movie entire with these beings because I am sick of human beings and they always getting invaded by other beings!
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Avatar had humans invading, sadly the aliens LOOKED like humans :P
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Zadocfish Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Good to see the old boys back on their feet.  
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catacutan95 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014
I've come to love your Birrin. Not only for their alien design or their human-ness but because they're so real yet so very optimistic. The attention to details that you've put in, showing the Birrin in all their daily motions, is really something inspiring to see. I'm so glad that I and many other people get to appreciate this all for free.
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Trying to fill a gap I saw in scifi, which seems to be aliens just going about their business :P
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catacutan95 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014
Great success!
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Helixdude Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Does this take after their fall? If so good, they managed to pick themselves up.
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
This is indeed after the fall. It took several thousand years but they got back into space.
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Helixdude Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's a lovely thing to hear! 
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I dont like the idea we seem to have that cataclysms mean the end of everything.
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The-Elegant-Machine Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
And then the newly-repaired antenna starts picking up strange radio signals, in an alien language, apparently from a planet called Earth....

Beautiful artwork. Your Birrin culture is wonderful. I hope our first contact with extraterrestrial life is with someone like them.
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