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Explorers gallery 2022 – Moon Camp Challenge
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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: Ro Team

SCOALA GIMNAZIALA “IORGU RADU”  BARLAD    Romania 14   4 / 1
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Project description

“Romanian Moon Research Facility “is the name of the lunar base created by”Ro Team” and it is designed for four astronauts (1 biologist, 1 engineer – ember of a private company, 2 IT specialists). They will stay in base for only 3 months.

The base consists of 5 main and 2 secondary buildings. In the center of the base is a very large dome called the “Central Module”, and around the Central Module are four bases:

  1. Electricity / Research area:

This base has twelve solar panels. These panels produce electricity for the entire base. Other research can be carried out in this area.

  1. “Main Room”

The area where astronauts sleep, eat, have access to the green garden and training at the gym. The main room is a very important part of the “Romanian moon research facility” base created by the Ro team. The Main Room has two bedrooms designed for astronauts who will live in this base. Bedroom 1 on the ground floor has two beds. These beds are specially made to monitor the condition of the astronaut. The data is displayed after 6 hours of sleep of the astronaut on the screen at the end of the bed. In room 1 you can also find astronaut suits that can be handy in case of emergency. On the ground floor there is also a main hall that connects the base to the garden with greenery, kitchen, bathroom and bedroom 1. The kitchen is equipped with the MoonCamp logo, a battery that is directly connected to the solar panels and can be used in case of emergency. . The bathroom is equipped with a toilet, a bathtub and a sink to maintain the proper hygiene of the astronauts. Upstairs is Room 2. In this room the astronauts have the same conditions as in Room 1. Upstairs you can also find a gym where astronauts can start their daily training. In the gym there are two treadmills and four other devices that can train the astronaut. There are eight solar panels and a communication antenna on the roof of the Main Room. The roof is made of glass and metal. The glass is very strong and very thick. The panels are connected to the base by power cables. The antenna has a direct connection with the “Electricity / Research area”, but also with the other areas that belong to the base.

  1. Greenhouse:

It consists of two greenhouses that keep the greens safe. This garden provides vegetables for the astronauts.

4. The garage
Here is the area where search engines can be loaded wirelessly on one of the special panels. Here, too, remote search machines can be controlled via on-screen control panels, which have direct control buttons on the panels, or can be controlled by wireless remote control next to each car’s control panel.
Next to the control panels for cars and remote controls, there are other panels, which have several buttons for controlling car chargers and a screen, which shows what percentage of the search engines are charged, how much electricity the charger contains and how long it takes cars to load approximately.
There are two buttons on the wall, which open and close the garage.
In the corner, is the battery that provides electricity to the entire garage system in case of emergency

In the garage there are four charging stations for the 4 rovers. They were designed for various purposes: mining and transporting of ice and rocks, transport of astronauts outside the base, handling of objects and materials. They are robotic and controlled from inside the base and are equipped with batteries and solar panels for emergencies.

5. Storage space
Here all the boxes with supplies, equipment, etc. are stored. on special shelves for storage.
Next to the entrance to the warehouse, there are two buttons, which open and close the main door of the storage space.

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

Our base will be located near the North Pole of the Moon, in a well lighting area, in a zone called “peaks of eternal light”, advantageous in terms of the possibility of placing solar panels and due to the relatively stable temperature. We chose this location because of the ice that exists here, which is a resource that is a very important resource for the base.

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

The base will be built in cooperation with a private company interested in discovering resources on the moon’s surface.

Also, a moon base could be a place for launching  rockets to Mars or other places in space.

The base will be built by controlled robotic machines on Earth, with materials built to withstand the harsh conditions on the moon. The large components will be built on Earth from a mixture of basalt, magnesium oxide and urea (which gives it plasticity), like small puzzle pieces, so that they can be transported more easily and assembled by machines on the Moon.3D printers based on local resources (regolith, astronaut urine) are used to build smaller components.

Water
Food
Electricity
Air
Protection

At first, drinking water will be transported from Earth. After a while the robots will carry pieces of ice to the ice filter tube which ensures the filtration of ice dust and other objects. Filters will be cleaned and monitored daily. The water will reach every green area and the main base of the astronauts. After using it, the water can be filtred and reused.

At first, the food will be brought from the earth in dry and frozen form. After the establishment of the vegetable garden, only meat will be brought from the earth to ensure the proteins of the astronauts. The vegetables will come from the vegetable garden where a lot of vegetables can be planted. The astronauts will monitor the garden with greens and take care of it.

Electricity will come from all the solar panels in each base but also from the main area with 12 solar panels that will power the entire base. Excess energy will be stored in the batteries on each side of the emergency base.

Our base will be equipped with an air quality control system. To ensure a healthy atmosphere, technologies will be used to transform CO2 into oxygen (Mellisa), and nitrogen will be brought from Earth.
The plants in the greenhouse will supply some of the oxygen and will consume some of the CO2.
Because 45% of the weight of the rhegolite is oxygen, it will be obtained by processing the rhegolite(by sending electricity through the material), while obtaining materials for other uses (aluminum).

To protect the meteorites base, a laser system will be installed that will destroy meteorites approaching the base.

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

The astronauts will have a very strict schedule. It will consist of three parts: 1. Sleeping / waking up 2. Eating / exercising / relaxing 3. Study / Research / Work / Basic care / helping colleagues.
This is an example from an astronaut’s day:
7:00 Awakening, astronaut training and base check
7:20 Mental health check (20 min)
7:40 Exercise.
8:00 Total hygiene routine. (1h)
8:30 Eaten and talked to the other astronauts.
9:00 Checking the communication systems and the condition of each part of the base.
10:00 The morning report of the astronauts.
10:20 Working in the garden
11:20 Studying the new things found by the robots on the moon.
12:20 Reporting resources to researchers on earth.
13:00 Lunch break and relaxation for astronauts.
14:00 Discussion with doctors and specialists about the mental state of each astronaut.
14:40 Reverting the base and resources.
15:40 Meeting of astronauts to discuss the conditions of the moon, the resources and the objectives they have to do.
16:20 Control of robots and their restoration.
17:00 Special break in which astronauts will be able to do recreational activities.
18:00 Exercises.
19:00 lunch break
20:00 Detailed reporting of the activity of the day
21:00 Checking the base and resources
22:00 Total hygiene.
23:00 Preparing for sleep.

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