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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: Space MRTech Team – Colombia

MyRoboTech  Tulua    Colombia 11, 12   4 / 1
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Project description

We pursue the latest and greatest version of our project. With a good dimension of space, sufficient transportation, research and exploration mobiles, centers of common interest and bases secured to electric power reservoirs the word modern is inscribed everywhere and no ground can make us retreat. The roads have been well delimited and the supply columns have been raised to take full advantage of them. 

 

Everywhere you look you will come across rovers, loading machines and robotic harvesters, but with a console that also allows you to operate them manually. It is quickly identified that the only facilities present are the dome split into four routes, each serving a different need. 

 

We plan to stay here for quite a while, so spacecraft do not cause us too much intrigue as there are so many resources and uninhabited parts on the Moon. We like to admire the sky, but we prefer to move around and make long expedition trips on land. However, there are two incredible ships located at the ends of the camp, separated by several meters from everything in very good condition. 

We promise that there won’t be a moment of the day when you won’t find something to do; you can devote yourself to cultivation, experimentation, supervision and if tiredness calls you, also to leisure.Even for subway excursions you will find form and with that you will be assured of several weeks of exercise. 

If you miss someone, you will be able to communicate through messages received by satellite waves.

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

Rows of solar panels set the tone for the camp located near the lunar equator, where the sun’s rays strike and their intensity is most precious. On the other hand, there are subway tunnels in this area that we can explore without any problem because there is no repeated record of the presence of nearby craters, which is natural in more distant places such as the poles. Something curious without a doubt and that we do not ignore of this place is that it concentrates the irregularity of the land that comes from its hidden face and the already treated surface of the one that can be seen.

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

We do not channel our energy into devising new forms of construction because we do not use all available technology and known building materials. These include mineral resources from which finished products are obtained. What we will pay attention to is the assembly of paths, escapes and limitations in the lunar soil, trying to achieve a material similar to this one and that results in a homogeneous mixture of the two. We could take it as a counter to natural hazards of the environment rather than just doing for the sake of doing. A good example can be the peaks as a regolith wall.

Water
Food
Electricity
Air
Protection

In our camp there is a specialized team of astronauts who, in search of water ice, adapt their rovers to collect it in internal capsules. This is a daily process carried out at any site in the camp that in their eyes has the potential to contain this resource. It can take hours or even days and everyone is called upon to participate, even though it is a formal job on the moon. It is those who belong to it who cannot stop and once they have completed their task, the water is emptied into the large container.

The food in our camp is, in short, shared among the four domes. We have not yet solved our food and we rely on natural food, from seeds to vegetables and algae. It is the largest of them all for a reason; it is sufficient for a minimum group of people, but as it starts to grow, so will our methods of obtaining food. The farming is not the cleanest or easiest way, but it changes people’s perspective to see how much they need it up there.

The sun’s rays hit our panels without fail and when they have been fully charged with their energy, they will pass from one to the other until they reach a box that will contain it and transform it into electricity. Its uses are varied because the applications of the resource are also varied. Outside this entry, we can count the backup, powerful and useful to the different mobiles that need it to function naturally. At the expense of the modernity that we can perhaps tout about our camp, it turns out to be an expensive and difficult place to maintain.

Several meters below ground, in the subway, hang carefree hollow caves of regolith that can be accessed by rovers suitable for the environment. There the stone breathes and does not heat up easily so it can be a suitable place for growing plants at a cool temperature that provides us with the necessary oxygen. So let’s look at it as a different option than the one proposed with the domes. The reality is that everything is easier than getting a resource like this that we depend on to survive in a place that has no atmosphere and no air. One for the other.

Whether our technological advances serve us well or not, and since protection is one of the fields in which we must excel, we are not doing badly at all. We resort to the example of our vehicles, one more equipped than the other, our complex of devices displayed all over the camp as in war parades or the two spaceships parked at each end of the site. We do not know exactly to whom to prove it, but that we are protected we are. Even if one piece of the moon should break off, we will wait in each other’s tunnels.

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

 I wake up, take a bath in my space bathtub and eat the food I planted in the crop with some legumes. The suit is heavy and when I put it on I feel a little more confident, my jumps are no longer so long in the room. I walk to the parking lot behind the dome as I greet my other colleagues who are also leaving for work. The rover had been damaged since last night by a solar panel that suddenly fell on it, it was an accident. However, today it is as good as new and with it I can go exploring the Moon to investigate what I find.  Along the way I remember that I had to connect to the satellite to send information back to Earth. I turn that way on the side of the Moon where the sunlight does not reach and activate the lamp system to see better. Apart from being dark, the place is quite cold, so I turn on the rover’s heating, which is made with radiators and reused water.  Where the satellites are located is also known as the deployment area. Rocks and regolith fly here when the spacecraft are propelled so the route there is somewhat difficult but which the rover can traverse with the robotic arm on its deck, clearing debris as it goes. Nearby I put on my magnetic boots to join the Skyfly MK1 skateboard that takes me to the satellite much faster.

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