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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: Team Mun

Emma’s School (private mentorship)  Aarhus    Denmark 13   1 / 0
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Project description

The goal of the mission is to put a telescope on the south pole of the moon at the bottom of the shackleton crater as there is no sunlight/atmosphere that can reach/disturb it, and the telescope can function all day, with crystal clear images.
And as a byproduct the astronauts we put up on the moon could be trained for Mars, as they will experience similar isolation as a person on mars, without being too far away for us not to be able to provide critical items.
We have positioned the moon-base at the edge of the crater, as there is continual sunlight there, which would enhance the solar panels performance, as they get a continuous amount of sunlight, and can provide energy to the telescope and base.

Where do you want to build your Moon Camp?
Shackleton crater
Why did you choose this location?

The Shackleton crater lies at the south pole of the Moon. It is 20 km wide and 3 km deep, which means that the bottom is in perpetual darkness. But on the surface, there is perpetual daylight. Which means that the crew can have solar panels powered by sunlight, while the telescope is in continuous darkness. another good thing is that there might be water-ice on the bottom, which is good, because the astronauts won’t need that much water.

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

inflatable bases, that we can cover with a bunch of regolith. the inflatable bases will bring the cost of the mission down, since they don’t weigh too much, and are easy to fold out. it can also be folded down so it doesn’t take up as much space on the rocket. we would also make a telescope, and it could be brought along, butt we could make the mirror out of regolith (if it is treated right).

Water
Food
Electricity
Air
Protection

there might be ice on the bottom of the crater, however even if there is ice, it’s not an infinite supply, meaning that we need to reuse our water, like they do on the ISS. So we collect condensation, sweat, urine, and feces. these liquids are sent through a filtration system, which produces clean drinkable water.

we have a greenhouse where the astronauts cultivate plants and insects. insects are good, because they are an excellent source of protein, they are very low-effort, as they don’t weigh much, and don’t ŕequire as much water and food. they are also easy to cultivate, as they reproduce very quickly. they are also very delicious, and can be made into a variety of foods.

solar panels, placed on the edge of the crater, since there is perpetual sunlight.

the air will be brought from earth, and re-used as much on the moon-base as possible, like they do on the ISS. the greenhouse will supply most of the new oxygen, but we can also have a backup filter that can produce oxygen, which is important, especially in the beginning of the mission, where the plants are few and small, and can’t produce the necessary amount of oxygen

the moonbase is made from a material, that is protective against radiation. and we put regolith on it to protect against minor meteorites.

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

All times are in GMT

06:00 the astronauts wake up, get dressed, and get some breakfast

07:00 Ready to begin work

  • Check that the telescope is working properly
  • If needed, perform reparations on the telescope
  • Perform predetermined science experiments

12:00 Lunch

12:30 Do work in the greenhouse

  • Harvest ripe vegetables/fruits/mushrooms/insects
  • Plant new plants
  • Rip out old, dead plants and insects

17:00 Work out to maintain a healthy body

18:00 Dinner, and after this, free time.

22:00 Bedtime

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