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Explorers gallery 2022 – Moon Camp Challenge
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Explorers gallery 2022

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: Orion MRTech- Team Colombia

MyRoboTech  Tulua    Colombia 7, 8   6 / 0
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Project description

Our main idea with this moon camp is simplicity, we believe that what is necessary is not always the greatest and that we should experiment with what we have at hand. For this, we make meaningful use of all the space at our disposal: the largest settlements are our rooms, where we are ourselves responsible for the energy that will be produced through movement, work and exercise. An unusual but ingenious way. The project is supplied by a resting place that is combined with the energy production place and a harvesting place with a large orchard or plantation next to the farm in a smaller area. The supervision of the processes is captured from the heights by the satellite antennas helping the control or the good management of each contemplated part. It also provides information on the lunar environment, its changes and visible behaviors as the days go by, not only useful for astronauts but also for those interested on Earth; it is a means of local communications by making use of the satellite’s built-in audio system, a signal that spans long distances. With that said, you might think that fun, entertainment, and attractions have not been taken into account, but it is quite the opposite. Here, the one who has the most fun, does physical activity and generates movement is the one to whom we owe the most energy and the one who helps us the most by gathering his or her strength.

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

Shackleton was a crater that impacted the south pole of the Moon millions of years ago. The peaks located at their edges reach the highest possible exposure to sunlight. On the other hand, its inner part has the shade generated by these, making the place more tolerable and suitable for us to temperature and haze. We seek to place the plantations with elevated satellites on the peaks, withdrawing the water reservoir a little and our farm towards the back next to the rooms. We see that a camp inclined to move doesn’t sound bad if we can get out without collateral damage.

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

Due to the location described, we see that part of our facilities rub shoulders with the sunlight hitting the lunar surface. But one thing should not be forgotten, because, although it resembles the usual on Earth, it far exceeds the radiation that it represents for us. As a result, our camp has barriers of a different, thicker type of glass. It either repels or deflects the danger that we cannot eradicate but will avoid. You can see it in the crop, on the farm or the water collector.

Water
Food
Electricity
Air
Protection

The water collector is located directly over a smaller but deep crater in the center of the crater. This large hole in the ground prevents the site from overheating and keeps it cooler than could be expected, so it was considered a favorable place for this concentration of water. It is a transformation that, without the usual heat, can be done more quickly by the most suitable method. From crushing what is left of the rock, to the expansion of a filter or tunnel to remove the contained water in gushes.

In spite of dealing with perhaps unnecessary expenses, the presence of animals also brings benefits to our camp and to the people who inhabit it, since it is no secret that the protein present in them keeps us healthy. However, due to the conditions and location, it can be avoided to carry large beasts or organisms that do not have it. Another faction to consider as a food supplier are plants, all of which are edible. One problem that can arise is that, without a good distribution of one and the other, we could be wasting both.

What has been said and promised is debt. Leaving aside solar energy because it has been mentioned several times, we will concentrate on the main one: the energy given by work, force and movement. The terrain conditions are made for this purpose, it is only the will of the astronauts to stay and maintain the camp. It sounds exhausting, we know, but we see it as just a start in the tasks that can later be mechanized and robotized. The resting place and the rooms do not cover much so if everyone participates in these ways it will become an exercise.

Oxygen in our camp is rather exclusive and the few places that are not focused on our rest or consumption do not really require much. This is why we use only one source and that is the natural one, the one that contains all our plants and seeds to germinate. That is why it is so spacious. Our system is simple, the astronauts go for one container a day that they must transport in their rovers from the natural shelter to their own room. This has been designed to last overnight and tomorrow at the latest.

Against dangers that the human eye does not detect, as well as those that it does. Our barriers are transparent and not at all technological yet, but just as useful as any other. Our goal is to prevent damage to the few places dedicated to processes outside of one’s direct participation, and this is achieved by considering all possibilities because, ironically, among the greatest risks we find above our heads is the lunar space that hides so many things. Those sites located on the peaks have priority, since they have been exposed to the hazard by effect of necessity.

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

At 5 a.m. in the morning, the alarm goes off and as usual, I quickly get up to turn it off. I realize it’s funny because I would wake up at 6:30 in the morning as a reminder of my life on earth. When I get out of bed I feel like I float, like I weigh less and this is obvious because I’m on the moon, but I just arrived a couple of days ago, it’s still a surprise to me every time I get up. I experiment with gravity while I eat my breakfast cereal, then I take a bath and put on my space suit; always before leaving I look at the drawing I made of the earth, the sun and the moon that day I had a nightmare of a hole where the oxygen was leaking out, but we fixed it and saved ourselves. After leaving I got on my rover and explored the moon to investigate what I found. Stop by our own sustainable farm with some legumes, and fresh food brought from the land in special bags. I found on my way space rocks that I later launched in a container, they were from the night before there was a lunar space storm, throwing multiple of these against some solar panels of our communication instruments. When I was on my break I examined them and I had the remains of a fractured solar panel; in the end I took the trouble to replace it and put new batteries in place. When I saw it was 10.00pm

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