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Explorers gallery 2022 – Moon Camp Challenge
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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: IES Retamar

IES Retamar  Retamar    Spain 14   4 / 1
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Project description

Our moon camp is a touristic, mireny and investigation base,which is going to be located in the south pole of the moon. In that area we could find a lot of natural resources that are going to makeour base work. It is going to have eight domes four in theunderground and the other ones on the ground.
On the ground : One is where our astronauts are going to sleepand cook. Another one is our observatory, (mostly for tourists),other for the vegetable patch and last but not least our garage andthe landing platform. (Inside the garage are going to be located theair supplies) and land platform.
In the underground: This is our minery section and ourlaboratories, every scientific experiment/study is going to takeplace here. We are going to extract Titanium and refine it there.Later we would transport it to the Earth.
Things to take into account:
– We are going to provide tourists with a visit to the Apollo XI landing zone.
-Our minery base could be visited as well.
-We are going to have a little fish farm, where we are going tomake fish grow, astronauts and tourists (tourists paying an extraprice) will be able to eat fresh fish on the Moon!
In a nutshell our Moon camp is designed to generate revenue andat the end the cost of the construction, transport and maintenancewill be settled.

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

The location of the lunar camp will be in the Aitken basin, that is,close to the south pole of the moon.

We have chosen this location because it is close to the south poleof the moon. In this area there are more hours of light, that we canuse to power the solar panels. These ones will supply energy to thelunar base. Also because in the soil and the lower layer of theAitken basin there is an abundance of minerals that contains Iron,Titanium, Thorium etc…
That we will extract for trade.

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

The modules and the corridors are going to be created on theEarth. Then we will send them to the Moon, where are going to beassembled.
The materials that we are going to use are: Aluminum for theouther covering of the base, under the aluminum layer is going tobe a layer of ceramic fibers as a second defense againts impacts.Polymers with resistant carbon fibers to be able to resist radiation.Titanium for the base plumbing, sicilium for the base windows asthey present a high resistance.


We would get water from the ice in the shadow of the crater andfrom underground ice deposits, all this water would be filtered toeliminate poisonous substances that may be in the water to ensurethat it is safe to drink and be used for scientific purposes. Wewould reduce water waste by recycling the water, filtering all theimpurities and contaminants that could cause damage to theastronaut’s health.

The food we can be divided into three phase. In the first phasethey will be fed with the food brought from the rocket.
Until the crops are fully operational, thanks to the fertilizer takenfrom human bowel movement and a reaction of 1l urine and 2l ofwater. And the third phase will be the food collected from the fishfarm, where the fish will eat small amounts of meat and humanbowel movement .
Finally the joining the three (products brought from the rocket,the orchard and the fish farm)
at this way, the astronauts will beprovided with a healthy diet.

Our moon camp would have sixtyfour solar panels in order toprovide our base with all the power needed to make everythingwork properly. Each solar panel would generate a media of 500W,as a result we would have 32..000W this amount of power is goingto be able to feed our base. Moreover each solar panel would havea battery to collect the energy generated, in the end the batterieswould be connected to our moon camp. The windows will

We would obtain breathable air using water electrolysis whichproduces hydrogen and oxigen and we would also use plants thatapart from producing oxigen and reducing CO2 clean the air anddon’t require to many resources to keep. We would also bringoxigen from Earth in case of need. To recude consume we wouldmix oxigen with a few gases as pure oxigen is damaging to thelungs.

To provide our astronauts with a safe place our camp dome’swould be covered by hydrogenated boron nitride nanotubesknown as BNNT this new technology would absorb the particles ofradiation that are impacting on the lunar surface. In fact, as it is aflexible material, we would make the astronauts suits with it,making them comfortable, and mostly safe. On the whole, ourastronauts would be protected from cosmic radiation and sunradiation by BNNT

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

The astronauts will get up at 6:00, first of all they would
take alook at the parameters of the station, temperature, oxygen,humidity, just to revise that everything is in order.
Later they could do some exercise, after a small shower theywould be ready to pick up the tourists at 7:30. (the tourist will stayin the base for the weekend).
At their
arrival to the base,
astrounats will make a tour for touristsof how the base and the machinery that is needed to make it work.Later they would teach them how they work, such as
theinvestigations that are taking place on the moon.
At lunchtime they would have fresh ingredients, collected fromthe orchard and the fish farm.
Astrounauts would enter the mine to extract titanium. And toshow the tourists how the mine work. Later another group who
iscontrolling the base from the surface,
would pick up the touristsand they would teach them the operation of the solar panels.
After a short break for the rest of the tourists they would be taughtto control the Robert on flat surfaces.
At dinner, they will eat similar food cooked in a different way.And they would go sleep at 23:00.

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