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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: Moonraker

IES José Jiménez Lozano  Valladolid    Spain 14   1 / 0
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Project description

Our lunar base project is committed to renewable energies, so we have designed solar panels platforms, which will be used to move the lunar electric vehicles.  These roads with solar panels are currently operating in countries such as France.  

It is also important to add that we have designed  some floating platforms that are huge fans,
which have been tested several times in Antarctica, and are capable of staying in the air.
In order for the big fan to work, we have found a kind of solar wind which is a stream of charged particles
that are released from the upper atmosphere of the Sun, called the solar corona. This plasma consists mainly of electrons, protons and alpha particles with thermal energies between 1.5 and 10eV.

Indoors we have thought of assembling molded cardboard pieces to separate rooms,
which would save us from carrying more weight. We also consider important to build a tall communication tower
to establish a good connection with the Earth. We will build greenhouses to ensure the supply of food to  the astronauts, with an innovative technology of automatic irrigation.
The seeds will be brought from Earth while the water will be extracted through an ice structure of one of the poles which it will be transformed into water.
To transform the water into drinking water we will use purification tablets

Any base of this type has to be able to hold breathable air, that is, it has to provide oxygen and remove carbon dioxide. The International Space Station (ISS) uses electrolysis to break down water into oxygen and hydrogen and vents capture carbon dioxide into space.


  

 

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

If the base were located in the north or south pole, the solar panels would receive constant sunlight.

If the base is in equatorial regions, these will only produce power for 14 consecutive days, followed by two weeks of darkness.

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

For the residence modules we have decided that the material used would be the Larcore A2 as it is quite light and resistant between the interior and exterior to avoid the cold, the modules will be insulated from the cold. For the control tower the 2DPA-1 material which is also very light and resistant, for the greenhouses, it will take graphene and carbon fiber. On the roof there will be huge LED lamps to ensure light.

Water
Food
Electricity
Air
Protection

the water will be extracted by heating the ice and being transported in large heated pipes to prevent freezing.
Also inside a furnace, a material called ilmenite (a material abundant on the moon) is heated to extract oxygen, which combines with hydrogen to obtain water.

The supply of food and oxygen will be done through crops and food packages for astronauts sent from Earth.
The meat and other food would have to arrive by ship. Tomatoes and wheat can sprout on the moon
We will also use hydroponic agriculture, whereby plants are grown in water instead of soil and illuminated with LED lights to artificially replace sunlight.

We have thought about putting floating platforms that are huge fans, which have been tested several times in Antarctica.

They are able to stay in the air; For the great fan to work, we take advantage of a kind of solar wind, it is a stream of charged particles that are released from the upper atmosphere of the Sun, called the solar corona.

This plasma is mainly composed of electrons, protons and alpha particles with thermal energies between 1.5 and 10.10eV.

The International Space Station (ISS) uses electrolysis to break down water into oxygen and hydrogen and vents captured carbon dioxide into space.

We would have to build buildings with walls thick enough to block out radiation and wear space suits every time astronauts go outside.
The walls must also be strong enough to withstand the pressure differences between the outside and the inside, and to deal with the impact of micrometeorites (small particles of rock and dust that crash onto the Moon’s surface at high speeds).
These considerations mean that when we expand the first bases and start building structures on the Moon, lunar concrete, which is a mixture of sulfur and aggregate, may be a good choice.
Astronauts will have to exercise to prevent loss of muscle and bone mass

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

Astronauts wake up in their module, exercise, clean up, and head out to begin their assigned work for the day. These jobs include the maintenance of the crops to ensure their feeding, breathing, they would continue the day checking the correct functioning of the lunar base, also the correct state of the greenhouses, and communicate with the Earth’s space center, the rest of The day is based in the control tower laboratory for research on the Moon and its behavior.

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