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Explorers gallery 2022 – Moon Camp Challenge
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Explorers gallery 2022

Moon Camp Explorers Gallery 2021-2022

In Moon Camp Explorers each team’s mission is to 3D design a complete Moon Camp using Tinkercad. They also have to explain how they will use local resources, protect astronauts from the dangerous of space and describe the living and working facilities.

Team: Crateras Lunares

Colégio Vasco da Gama  Lisbon    Portugal 13   4 / 3
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Project description

The domes are our homes, the tunnels between them are corridors and the central area is our main workplace.

Every dome is coated by photovoltaic glass and has a blueish reflective film to reduce uv rays inside our base.

The aeroponics area doesn’t have a reflective film.

The plants inside our aeroponics area are: Rice, potato, wheat, tomato, lettuce and strawberries.

The black cube is a battery to store the energy produced by every photovoltaic glass.

Everything below the ground is aluminium wires and structures.

Every aluminium wire, except the diagonal ones, extract energy from photovoltaic glass into the battery.

The diagonal wires extract energy from the battery to everything that needs energy.

The small red cube is an alarm, that is automatically activated along with doors closing immediately if an accident happens.

The big red cube is an “oxygen station”.

The big blue cube is a cube used to melt water and to store it.

Where do you want to build your Moon Camp?
Close to the lunar poles
Why did you choose this location?

The domes are our homes, the tunnels between them are corridors and the central area is our main workplace.

Every dome is coated by photovoltaic glass and has a blueish reflective film to reduce uv rays inside our base.

The aeroponics area doesn’t have a reflective film.

The plants inside our aeroponics area are: Rice, potato, wheat, tomato, lettuce and strawberries.

The black cube is a battery to store the energy produced by every photovoltaic glass.

Everything below the ground is aluminium wires and structures.

Every aluminium wire, except the diagonal ones, extract energy from photovoltaic glass into the battery.

The diagonal wires extract energy from the battery to everything that needs energy.

The small red cube is an alarm, that is automatically activated along with doors closing immediately if an accident happens.

The big red cube is an “oxygen station”.

The big blue cube is a cube used to melt water and to store it.

How do you plan to build your Mooncamp? Which materials will you use?

Materials to use: High quality steel (iron and carbon, both found in the moon), photovoltaic glass (tempered glass and silicon, the last one being found in the moon), aluminium (we can make wires to provide electricity in our base, as there isn’t any copper or it wasn’t discovered yet), titanium, reflective film, lunar regolith and moon soil.

Water
Food
Electricity
Air
Protection

It would be extracted as ice. After that, it would only be needed to heat the water in a big container.

To produce food, it’s preferable to use aeroponics, so we can concentrate lots of plants in such a small space and feed everyone in the Moon.

To produce energy in the Moon, the best option is to use solar energy by using photovoltaic glass. We can still use it for architecture on domes.
To store energy, we would need a battery that connects to photovoltaic glass, producing energy and to systems that need it, using aluminium wires covered with high quality steel.

To breathe in the Moon, we could only breathe oxygen. We would have to extract the oxygen from lunar regolith on a machine that is located inside of an “oxygen station”.

As meteorites are less likely to invade the Earth because of its atmosphere, an artificial atmosphere could be made as well in the Moon.
As with radiation, we would have to wear always a special spacesuit.

Describe a day on the Moon for one of your Moon Camp astronauts

We would wake up normally, as we do here in the Earth and, before waking up, we would wear “magnetic shoes”, so we can walk normally inside and outside of our base. We would eat proper food in the Moon (Healthy food we can produce and sustain there) and, after we finally wake up, we exercise ourselves for a while. Then, we would finally work. (Everyone has specific tasks to do there). After some time, we would have to take a break to lunch. We would work on what we needed to and, after that, we would come again to our homes.

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