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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: IRIS Team Colombia

MyRoboTech  Tulua    Colombia 11, 12   4 / 1
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Project description

The project seeks to engineer or offer a place of settlement for human beings in an unknown and sometimes hostile terrain such as the Moon. With its different designs, facilities and useful devices we will create a space of comfort, research and experimentation of resources to enhance or improve even more our lunar camp, even underground, even on the surface of the ground. We have thought of everything.
We have a spacious citadel connected to each other by pathways to each room that has a good oxygen intake, thanks to the huge oxygen capsules near the site. Ships that use solar energy to operate, as well as a large dome that collects water ice for us. Also flying mobiles with which we can explore further than we imagined. Communication between the earth and the moon is received by space antennas scattered around the camp.
Nature is a friend as another input of oxygen and other material resources. In each room there is a good sized tree or plant to help us breathe more safely. We do not forget our regolith or lunar soil collection system that we can transform as well as the electrolysis system within the project.
We want to ensure space, fun and entertainment for the astronauts in our camp, so we are going for more adventures on other uninhabited planets with the most updated rockets and the best technology. We will leave from the moon, but we are not going to stay here.

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

The moon is an immense and mysterious place. With one side hidden, another visible, we chase the sunlight at its peak, but without being dangerous for us. Radiation can harm us and extreme cold can burn our skin or cause serious illness. The poles have opposite temperatures. In the south we would live underground and in the center we will not resist the heat. In the north, large craters fall to the lunar surface.
But that the temperatures of 0° do not overcome, we will manage to warm us with the heat of the work, we will also beat the highest ones covering with icy layers our camp.

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

Our main task is to adapt the terrain and establish the area to be used. It is a difficult surface to manage, we will need heavy machinery and industrial robots to build our camp. One of the lunar resources that we will be able to take advantage of for this will be the regolith that we collect. The idea is to create a cement similar to the one we use on Earth.

Gravity will make the material less heavy and more malleable, but we must be careful not to waste it. The moon offers us known resources that we can obtain by mining. The first establishments will start from there, until they can be improved.

Water
Food
Electricity
Air
Protection

The amount of water we find will be frozen. Water ice that must be extracted, crushed, heated by friction at high temperatures and distributed through a subway pipe system. This recycles the wasted water for use in other tasks. The water underground brings with it organisms from which it must be separated for consumption, but useful to research. Distinguished by: A large dome where we concentrate the “drinking” water, and in containers the proposed to experimentation. We also intend to heat the lunar soil with a large metal grid “red hot” embedded under the ice shelter.

Although the food in lunar space will not be a delicacy, it will be the healthiest. Crops, vegetables and algae will take a deserved role as our only food. In principle, planting seeds will be limited because of the water resource, and because we do not know the composition of the lunar soil and whether or not it is fertile for our plants. Automated seedbeds and greenhouses could be a good option, we will rely on advances in robotics to make the repetitive tasks of agriculture more autonomous.

And while not our favorite choice, we won’t leave out canned/dehydrated foods.

We will get the necessary power for our camp in two ways: solar energy, and the electrolysis process. The first will help us to give power to the satellite antennas, roverts and ground mobiles. From the second we will obtain hydrogen to generate electricity and luminosity in each room or establishment of the camp.

On the moon all objects lose part of their weight due to gravity, we will use less fuel than we need on earth to lift our rockets, but we will try to change it. We will have functional batteries by cycles for future missions on its hidden side, where the light does not reach.

The oxygen in our camp will come from the natural processes of certain plants and trees, in addition to the large capsules that contain it next to the room complex. Electrolysis will also contribute to its formation once separated from hydrogen. With all this in mind, the design of the project is such that the oxygen produced is not wasted or lost outside the transformation processes. It reaches the astronauts through the same channels that connect the site, but this does not mean that its flow will be permanent; at certain times of the day it will be turned off for cost-saving purposes.

Our camp’s satellite antennas not only serve as a communications bridge, but also have a sensor that triggers an emergency alarm when it picks up a good-sized body in a radius close to the site. With pilots as on Earth, and state-of-the-art ships, we seek to devise devices so resistant as to deflect meteors or craters.

But it is not only these that can hurt us. From solar radiation we will protect ourselves by enclosing considerable areas with semi-transparent layers of a certain thickness, or at least those places of greatest importance. Individually we will make some modifications to our suits.

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

First I get up, and no, it’s not in a regular bed, it’s a hibernation capsule. It maintains the climate, pulse and nutrients in my body. I climb up to the second floor and have breakfast with a dehydrated meal; I rest a little before starting work because soon I have to put on my spacesuit and go outside the camp, get in the auto-rovert and go exploring. In the room the oxygen level is dropping and the failsafe has been activated, so after work I will go to the airlock to look for the problem.

Once away from the camp, on my way I collect minerals or fossils, which are useful for the study of the lunar surface and what we don’t know yet that is at the same time I exercise for 2 hours because in space you have to do a lot of exercise.

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