My favorite websites

(Last updated May 18 2020)

Rockets and spacecrafts

Archived spacekits


Sites with more paper  model links

Papermodelling groups

Spacemodelling sites and groups

Space and rocket sites

Collections and galleries

History and methods

Free software to print or to convert file-format 


Rockets and spacecrafts

ACE – ITOS satellite

Akari - Jaxa Astro F

Akatsuki - space probe

Allouette – Canadian Satellite

Axmpaperspacescalemodels   - A major site with space Shuttle, ISS, Spacestations, launch vehicles and a lot more...



Brite constellation  

Canon Science models

Cardmodels-R  - A major site with lot of soviet, russian and ukrainian launchers and spacecrafts 
- A major site with R-7 sputnik, R-7 Vostok, Proton launcher - 3 versions, Titan 1 and 3 with X-20 and the sovjet moonlander LK 


Classic paper spacemodels – (The mirrorsite at – Ariane 6   (Ariane 5, Calipso, Philae, Corot, Demeter, Jason-1) 

Conae Sac- satellites R-2 model


Cosmos solar sail 

Currell net  - A major site with starship One, RTV and V2-rocket - and a lot of other high quality kits

Cube Sat 

Cute project 

Chandrayaan 2


Cloudsat – Ball aerospace


Delfi C3


Delta 7 Studios (offers free models of Columbia and Mercury Redstone 8 )        

Deep Impact 

Diamant A - ISS spacestation

Epsilon rocket 


Eumetsat learningzone – Meteosat and Metopsat


ESA Cheops
ESA Cut-out and build (Cassini-huygens, Mars Express, Philae Lander, Soho, Gaia, Integral, Iso, Xmm-newton) 


ESA Exomars Rover (Aurora)

ESA Gaia 


ESA Kids things to do (Aeolus, ATV, Gaia, Rosetta, Integral, Mars Expres, SOHO,)  

ESA Venus Express  


GDIP95 papermodels – satellites and launchers  

GLAST - lot of chinese and russian spacecraft and spacestations in 1:144

H-2B og M-V japanese rockets

Hayabusa 2  


Hinode – Solar B - RTV9 (H-IIB)  Japanese H-IIB rocket (M-V)  Japanese M-V rockets

IRNSS-1G (Satelite Muses-C (Hayabusa), rocket M-V and other models)

ISS spacestation - Free model by NASA  (Arase (ERG), MMO/BepiColombo, Hayabusa , Kaguya, Akatsuki; Akari , M-V rocket


JAXA - Alos-2, Winds, Alos, DTRS, ETS-VIII


JAXA – Ikaros and Akatsuki  

Jaxa SDS-4 (model at the bottom)  



JUNO Spacecraft  

Kaguya (Selene) - two models

Leasat (First polish satellite)




Lower Hudson Valley Challenger Center Gift Shop - Probably the largest site dedicated to space paper models - 
Ariane 5, Saturn V, VentureStar X-33 RLV, 1/100 scale Shuttle stack for spaceshuttles, 1/48 apollo capsule. LEM, Lockheed L1011 Stargazer Launch Vehicle, Pegasus Satellite Launcher, Mars rovers, opportunity and spirit, Gemini-Titan II, von Braun Ferry - and a lot more....

Magion 1 (First Czech satellite)

NASA - Solar system exploration paper models

Stardust, SOHO, Pioneer 10, NEAR, Mars Express, Mars 2001 Odyssey, Genesis, Galileo, CONTOUR, Cassini, Juno, Voyage, Nanorover


NASA - Universe spacecraft paper models , Chandra, Compton, Fermi, Gravity B, Hubble, James Webb, Kepler, Osiris-rex, Rossi, Spitzer, Swift, TESS, WISE,

NASAs.Great Observatories Kit (at the bottom of page)
(Hubble Space Telescope, the Chandra X-Ray Observatory, Compton Gamma Ray Observatory)


NASA LRO - Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter 


NASA - Psyche - Sealaunch model and more


Marquettes en Carton/Cardmodels - Ariane 4 1:180

Mars Polar Lander

Mars Climate Orbiter - Satellite   

MMO-spacecraft for mercury   

MMS – simple model


MMS-spacecraft + Atlas launcher - satellites and japanese moonlander - Events - Sprint A and Epsilon  - Colorfull experimental japanese moonlander 

Nagoya City Science Museum - Hitomi (X-ray) and Himawari-8 (Weather)

New Horizons  

Nielspapermodels  - (Ariane, Europa, Viking, Vanguard, V-2 – at the download page of this site.) - Mercury  


Orion Crew vehicle 

Orion Spacecraft 

PauKy Papercraft – launcher, spacestations and spacecrafts


Phoenix Lander 

Planck spacecraft 

Planet B (Nozomi) 



Quasi-Zenith Satellite (QZS) (4 versions)

rocketmantan - Vanguard rocket, Bussard ramjet, german A-9 rocket and more

SABA modelbau - R1 Post rocket, Hyperjet III and X-17



Space in miniature – Hexagon (KH-9) and Insight Mars Lander


Spektr-RG paper model – (link is hidden in the text)


SSE Kids Paper Models (Cassini, CONTOUR, Deep Space Network 34-Meter Antenna, Galileo, Genesis, Lunar Prospector, Mars 2001 Odyssey, Mars Express, MESSENGER, NEAR, Pioneer 10, SOHO, Stardust) (Galileo and Novosar satellites)

Stereo satellite   

Shawit rocket



Terre de Lune - Jules Verne Spacerocket


Timed – Apollo 13 – and many other fantastic models  - test rockets


U-DONS Factory - Impressive models of chinese Long March rocket 1:96 and the lunar lander LEM 1.48


Zach's Papersat Designs – Lot of satellites - Very nice models of Cosmos 3M / C-1 / SL-8 / 11K65M 

Archived spacekits 

If a website is gone, it is sometimes possible (but not always) to find a backup of the original site through the Wayback Machine.

Here are links to paper models archived in the wayback machine. To download – do not choose “right-click and save as” – open the pdf-links in the wayback machine. Notice that they may have limit for downloads.


 Ares – Mars plane

Australian Fed Sat  - look at the bottom at the right  - "Build your own fedsat". 

Bil Sat 1 - Turkish Satellite  

Card in space - Little Joe I 1:48, Mercury Redstone 1:48 


Dutch Space  Dawn Sonde


Eric Truax models at

Ed Bertschy's Paper Models - AQM-60 target drone with a dolly and a jeep Japanese H-II rockets and much more.

Gigabit Communication Satellite (Simple model of japanese comsat) 

GPS satellite model - two models

IGS satellites - Japanese spysats  (Japanese satellites - MUSES-C (Hayabusa), IKAROS, SELENE, ETS-VIII, ALOS, ADEOS-II, DRTS; Aqua/AMSR-E, ΅-LabSat, MMO, EXOS-D, AMSR-E, ADEOS/OCTS)

Landsat 7 - black and white model

Mamecraft - Bell x-1 - Grumman X-29 - Main site

Precision Paper Space Models 
T. Johnsons original site is gone - but you can download the files through the wayback machine - two sheets are missing but can be replaced with similar sheets from the other kits.- the links are here:


Shenzou mission – page1 page2 page3 page4 - mainpage


Shioya Astronomical Observatory   Japanese Mu-rockets


Sunsat - South African microsat - X-20 model - Pakistani HATF II Abdali Rocket (Only the small one)





ALMA telescope  - Alma with transporter, other japanese telescope and Solar B. 


Keck  (not a free model - but looks great) 

Mount Wilson – (not a free model – you supports the observatory)

NASA Deepspace Network   (NASA Deep Space Network - page)

NAOJ Telescopes 

AOA -  (Two models at the right - 188cm, 91cm)    

Subaro Telescope - Canon Science projects

Thirty Meter Telescope/TMT  – Canon (You need to register)


Make your own planisphere – (Not an observatory – but nice)


Sites with more paper model links:

Iceberg Papermodels Links 


Papermodelling groups:

Papermodelers (go for the space section – PASA)

Zealot - cardmodels   (Go for the space section)

Papermodels II  

Forumenpapier (French)  (German) (Slovak)

Papirovemodelarstvi (Czech)  

Spacemodelling sites and groups

Space-modelers/  - group for all space modellers - a treasury of information for all with interest in spacemodelling.

Starship modeler - forum - includes a paper section as well. - Interesting articles and a guide to space hobby activities 

Space and rocket sites: (The big Guide to all aspects of space and rockets) (Excellent french site) (Impressive russian site) - (What is on the launch pad) (Gόnter's Space Page)


Collections and galleries

Lee Anne's Spacecraft Models - amazing czech site with theme about Laika and animals in space (Pictures of classic czech space kits)

PASA - Papercraft Aeronautics and Space Administration

Space in a hand

Udons factory - spacedevelopement 



History and methods

Paper Scale models
by Gary Kitmacher and Mark Lardas

Paper Scissor Rocket by Les Dorr Jr.


Free software to print or to convert file-format:

Adobe's Acrobat Reader - to print the models

OmniFormat is a free document conversion utility which allows dynamic conversion and image manipulation of over 75 file formats including  PDF, JPG, GIF, TIF, PNG, PCX, PPT, and PS.