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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: MC Moon

Kusadasi Makbule Hasan Ucar Anatolian High School  Aydin    Turkey 14   6 / 5
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Project description

Our moon camp is set up for four astronauts. It is scheduled to continue for eight months. Until then, everything necessary for the time has been set. Keep in touch with Earth for possible mishaps or any shortcomings. The base of our station is resistant to high temperatures and has a structure that will keep the planted nutrients, water, oxygen and electricity well. Our camp is surrounded by regolith in order to protect it against radiation, meteorites and possible temperature changes. In the design of the locations of our station, we put strong magnets for artificial gravity, thanks to these magnets, the magnets on the soles of our astronauts’ boots attract each other and gravity is created. In our camp, we have a Urine Remembrance Room next to the gym, toilets and toilets. In addition, our clinic and greenhouses have a kitchen, bedroom and playroom.

Each of our crew of four has several different

There are areas of expertise. Experiments for scientific research

We have a laboratory to realize

Space exploration is carried out for many different reasons. in the name of humanity

and there are very important reasons for the development of people.

 

To investigate the possibility of life outside Earth.

– Studying the entire space with stars, galaxies and black holes.

 

-Energy and energy that will be beneficial for humanity on other planets outside of Earth, in space, and

find resources.

 

– For energy purposes together with meteorology and communication.

We plan to go to space for 4 different reasons. Physical exploration of space, both with manned spacecraft and remotely managed

made with robotic spaceships.

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

We decided to install it at the South Pole location. In this part of the ritual, the temperature is more stable. It receives about 80%-90% sunlight throughout the year. Therefore, we can obtain a lot of energy thanks to our solar panels. Next to the solar panels will be a radar that, thanks to its elevated position, will have an excellent signal to communicate with Earth. Also, some studies indicate that there may be water in this part of the moon. From here, we can obtain the water the camp needs more easily.

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

We plan to transform the lunar soil into a printable material with a 3D printer, on which lunar concrete will be developed as a base. The materials we will use in the construction of space shuttles and rockets are generally composite materials with metal matrix. It will also be used in aluminum alloys reinforced with boron fibers in space shuttles. Metal matrix composite materials are ceramics in which a ceramic reinforcement phase can be used as reinforcement, which can be used to provide desired and required properties. Other materials to be used are:

1-Kevlar is a material consisting of very light carbon-based, very strong fibers.

It has enough strength to resist impacts from meteorites and space debris.

makes it perfect for standing up against. The carbon fiber in

2-CFRP carbon composite is stronger than other conventional materials such as steel and 70% lighter than steel. It can be used on the space shuttle that encounters temperatures above 1,260 degrees Celsius (2,300 degrees Fahrenheit).

3-Reusable surface insulation The white portions of the shuttle will have low temperature reusable surface insulation and can only withstand temperatures as low as 649 degrees Celsius (1,200 degrees Fahrenheit). The white color provides better control of the temperatures inside the shuttle where the astronauts work. Since liquid sulfur will be used instead of water, there will be no need to use water.

Water
Food
Electricity
Air
Protection

In its first phase, the water will be transported from Earth. The next step is to extract water from the ice extracted on the Moon. We take the moon water with the Rover and store the water. The water used is purified and reused. Thus, we prevent water loss.

Aeroponic method will be used for food. Aeroponics means Flowing Water Culture. Aeroponics is the system in which plants are suspended vertically in the air and their roots are periodically sprayed with nutrient-laden mist, thus growing plants without the use of soil. In aeroponic systems, the seeds are sown on pieces of foam exposed at one end to light and at the other to nutrient-laden mists. This foam, placed in small containers, keeps the roots and stems in place as the plants grow, allowing the plants to grow vertically. In Aeroponic systems, where large amounts of food can be produced using a small area, the amount of water used is exactly 695% less than the amount of water used in traditional agriculture. Food will be provided by the crops planted in the greenhouse. At the time of sleep, air purifying plants recommended by NASA will be used to neutralize possible harmful situations. Energy bars, various nuts and canned foods will also be brought from the Earth.

Helium 3 gas produces 4 million times more energy than coal and oil. Although it does not exceed 100-150 kilos in the world, it is a substance that is found more than 500 million tons per month. That’s why we plan to supply electrical energy from here. In addition, solar panels made of thermo electrified materials can also be used.

Oxygen produced in the electrolysis of water will be used. Required oxygen by water electrolysis
Water from lunar ice will be used to provide With this process, hydrogen gas is also obtained.
we will have. The resulting Hydrogen gas will be converted into electrical energy.

While artificial remains of our spacecraft, such as celestial objects or expired satellites, can be detected and tracked using different imaging methods, long-term monitoring of small meteorites is not possible. Orbital remains with a diameter larger than 10 centimeters are planned to be detected by our imaging systems. By using data obtained from imaging methods such as radar and telescope, a list of objects on the orbits of spacecraft will be created and then these objects will be followed continuously. The protective layer on the outside of the spacecraft can effectively protect the spacecraft against objects smaller than 1 centimeter in diameter.
However, if they collide with larger objects, spacecraft can be seriously damaged. Astronotisr takes oxygen with them in tanks, these are called oxidizers. The oxidizers mix with the fuel inside the rocket booster and are then ejected to propel itself. Our spacecraft, which has the ability to change direction, can maneuver without colliding.

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

Our astronauts will spend a day with a total of 8 hours of sleep each in two shifts, 1st and 2nd shifts. Clocks are set to London time. Half of our astronauts will sleep between 00.00-08.00 and the other half between 08.00-16.00. first half

They will wake up between 08.00-08.30 and meet their personal needs (toilet, breakfast, etc.)

Between 08.30 and 09.30, they check the base and list the things to do that day.

They exercise at 09.30-10.30.

They do their daily work between 10.30-13.00.

Between 13.00-14.00 they rest for lunch.

They go back to work between 14.00-16.30.

16.30-17.30 they report what happened to the second half.

At 17.30-18.30, the exercise is done again.

They will eat between 18.30-21.00 and take time for themselves.

Final work will be done between 21.00-23.00.

Cleaning is done between 23.00-23.45.

Between 23.45 and 00.00, preparation for bed will be made.

The second group does the same things, but at different times. These hours are general. But

astronauts can work more or less in terms of their duties. All astronauts have duties and work areas according to their area of ​​expertise.

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