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.
– Module 2 : living room (sport, relaxation, refectory, amenities).
– Module 3 : scientific research room.
– Module 4 : swimming-pool with plants.
– Module 5 : storage.
– A field of solar panels to provide energy.
– A rover that will be used for scientific exploration.
– A magnetic train will carry astronauts and lunar equipment to avoid problems with lunar dust.
– A rocket will be able to make the round trip with the Earth.
– The modules will be brought by the rocket using origami techniques to save space.
Where do you want to build your Moon Camp?
Why did you choose this location?
We chose Shackleton Crater because of a large amount of frozen water and sun to grow the plants.
It is also ideal for research on the history of the Moon.
How do you plan to build your Mooncamp? Which materials will you use?
The modules of the base will be built of polyethylene to protect the astronauts.
To save space, these polyethylene panels will arrive folded in origami in the cap of the rocket.
Water will be obtained through ice in Shackleton Crater.
Wastewater will also be recycled.
A stock of water from Earth will also be needed.
Initially, the food will come from the Earth.
Then, thanks to the greenhouse, we will grow fruits and vegetables that do not require a lot of water. The spirulina produced by the basin will also give food.
A system of blackout shutters will open and close to give the right sunshine to the plants.
The sun shines all the time near the Shackleton crater.
We can recover energy through steerable solar panels that will follow the path of the sun.
A battery system will store energy to give back when there are breakdowns or eclipses.
There will be 4 astronauts in our team.
The different solutions will be tested to provide air.
Electrolysis will be required.
We will be able to breathe thanks to the algae of the basin. It takes 8 m2 of algae per astronaut, so the basin will have to measure 32 m² (8 m² x 4 astronauts = 32 m²).
In the greenhouse, it will take 13 m² of plants per astronaut, so the greenhouse will have to grow 52 m² of plants.
In the event of a problem, one system will replace the other.
It takes 20 cm of polyethylene to protect habitats from sunlight and radiation from space, as well as meteorites.
A vegetated basin will protect astronauts in the event of solar storms.
Describe a day on the Moon for one of your Moon Camp astronauts
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