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.
We call our moon camp challenge: Camp Poseidon because of the Poseidon, the god of the seas from the Greek mythology.
That’s because of the gravitational influence of the moon in the earth’s seas.
It is supposed to be built in the Kepler crater near the equator line of the moon.
It is designed to be a sustainable base that doesn’t needs many earth’s resources as it has an oxygen,water and food source for the sustain of two astronauts.
It has a gym, a greenhouse represented by letter “G” , a refectory represented by letter “K” , a bedroom represented by the letter “B” with 2 beds and a dry bathroom in its interior and some photo-voltaic cells on the top of the bedroom and it has also a sewage treatment system and a water tank represented by the letter “T”
Where do you want to build your Moon Camp?
Close to the Lunar Equator
Why did you choose this location?
We had choose the Kepler crater because of its proximity to the equator line and because of its position between the Oceanus Procellarum and Mare Insularum. It is a small crater that is located on the visible side of the moon that maintains temperature above -40 degrees and that has much solar incidence for the photo-voltaic cells.
Our camp will provide water through a water treatment system that melts the little ice on the regolith into drinkable water for two astronauts and the plants that are inside the greenhouse. According to the United Nations Organization around 110 liters of water are needed per day to attend the human hygiene and health care. The tank will have a capacity of 1.000 liters. Also the water that is used on human use will be treated on the sewage treatment system and then used in irrigation for the plants, closing the cycle of the “3 R cycle”(Reduce, Recycle and Reuse) in the camp.
Our Camp will provide food through the planting of edible plants in the greenhouse, making the food’s producing process make oxygen and moisture for the base, until the harvest the astronauts will feed themselves with spatial food that is packaged in vacuum sealed tube with pasta and nuts, as well as other non-refrigeration need foods
Our Camp will provide power through the use of photo-voltaic cells since our camp’s location is next to the equator line making the solar incidence is higher than on the poles as well as the moon doesn’t have almost none atmosphere, in earth our atmosphere filters a large part of the solar incidence, making the solar rays “weaker” than in the moon because of the atmosphere filtering it.
Our Camp will provide air through the planting of plants in the greenhouse for food, air and moisture.
How do you plan to build your Moon Camp? Which materials would you use?
We will use materials such as acrylic and light metal alloy that can handle the internal pressure of the Camp and that is resistant to radiation to build the Camp.
The Moon environment is very dangerous for the astronauts. Explain how your Moon Camp will protect them.
Our Camp will provide protection to the astronauts through the use of materials that are resistant to radiation and that can handle the internal pressure of the Camp without breaking.
Describe a day on the Moon for one of your Moon Camp astronauts
Our Camp’s astronauts will start their day at 6:00 am on moon time to take their breakfast, then they’ll take care of the plants and do their day’s tasks, like collecting and analyzing samples, then, when the sunlight’s fading, they’ll do some exercises on the gym and then they’ll sleep.
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