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EVA by Abiogenisis EVA by Abiogenisis
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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EVA by *Abiogenisis ( Suggested by MacRebisz and Featured by Casperium )
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.
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
But I bet they hope they never meet someone like us!
SunnyDeyz Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
OMFG. You are a magnificent artist. Easily faved.
Michel-Lamontagne Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Inspiring.  I think I'm going to go and fetch some old drawings of mine, and see if I can upgrade them, now that I see it can be done.
Sliversun Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
pagpaglelo Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
jedi-one Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
I love it, an alien analogue to our space programs!
CheeseburgerTom Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
Just found your work, and I was hoping for a picture of a birrin using tools.  It looks like they have three toes or claws here whereas the others looked like they had two.  Definitely easier to use tools if the have three.

I know you said they use their mouth for work sometimes too.  Any plans for showing that?

I think you said the top stalks are for olfaction.  Is it just very difficult for them to lay down, or is there some other reason they get a differentiated section of the space suit?
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
The birrin have three fingers and three toes.

The top stalks are for hearing, the lower are for olfaction.

Not sure about the space suit question :P
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