In Moon Camp Pioneers each team’s mission is to 3D design a complete Moon Camp using Fusion 360. 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.
Our lunar camp mainly consists of a solar power station, astronauts' living quarters and laboratories, a solar power station, a lunar patrol vehicle, an ice-water conversion station and a plant planting base.
Where do you want to build your Moon Camp?
The edge of Shackleton crater. There are areas along the crater that are permanently illuminated by the sun to provide solar energy, and inside are permanently shadowed areas where ice is stored to provide water and fuel.
How do you plan to build your Moon Camp? Describe the techniques and materials you would use.
The moon is in a vacuum environment with a lot of dust and strong cosmic radiation, so we can choose to build our base in a crater. Try to use the original materials of the moon to build the base. The limestone contained in the moon rock, the water made of liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen and the sand on the moon are mixed into concrete, which is strong and durable; The moon basalt is processed into various building materials; aluminum, iron, titanium and other metals are extracted from the moon ore, and then made into building materials; the construction industry can not do without glass. Various trace additives are added to the moon soil according to the needs, and some useless components are dissolved with sulfuric acid, and then melted at 1500-1700 ℃, and then rolled and cooled to make the moon basalt Moon glass.
The environment on the Moon is very dangerous for the astronauts. Explain how your Moon Camp will protect them.
There is a patrol lunar rover near the base. When the astronauts encounter danger or injury when exploring outside the base, the astronauts can give instructions. The lunar rover can quickly reach the astronauts, and the cabin door will open automatically. The astronauts drive the lunar rover to the nearest space capsule, which can resist the dangerous environment of the moon until the danger disappears.
Explain how your Moon Camp will provide the astronauts with:
Our base is located in the south pole of the moon, where there is a large amount of solid water (ice). Astronauts can drill holes to develop these ice storage points, and then extract and filter the water, so as to obtain sufficient and safe water resources.
Our base is located in the south pole of the moon, where there is a large amount of solid water (ice). Astronauts can drill holes to develop these ice storage points, and then extract and filter the water, so as to obtain sufficient and safe water resources. There are abundant light and water resources in the south pole of the moon. Astronauts can use advanced technology to grow some plants that are easy to live on the premise of only light and water. They can also cultivate “artificial meat” to supplement the protein needed by the human body.
Taking advantage of the phenomenon that the moon has been illuminated for a long time, a large number of solar panels are used in the lunar base to build a system that can convert the light energy into electric energy to provide energy for astronauts and equipment.
Scientists have invented a machine that can extract oxygen from the lunar soil. The “lunar oxygen machine” can convert 1 / 5 of the material in the soil into oxygen, and astronauts can use the machine to produce oxygen. We can also electrolyze the water extracted from the moon to produce hydrogen and oxygen, and let astronauts breathe fresh air.
Explain what would be the main purpose of your Moon Camp (for example: commercial, scientific, and/or tourist purposes).
As long as the purpose of our lunar camp is for scientific research, we can put more instruments in the lunar base, obtain more valuable data and information, and send the information to the earth, so as to promote the progress of science and technology. In addition, we can open up the moon as a starting point for exploring the universe, and the establishment of a lunar camp can enable scientists to better understand the mystery of the moon, so as to further explore the universe.
Describe a day on the Moon for your Moon Camp astronaut crew.
The sun slowly streaked across the horizon, and a new day began. I get out of my sleeping bag, have a quick breakfast and then head to the gym for my regular workout. Then, I put on the spacesuit to start a day's work, out of the capsule, I can clearly see the mountains, lakes, rivers on the earth, it is really a kind of beauty to enjoy, this is my boring space life in the most interesting one thing. I rode the lunar rover slowly to the solar power station, which is the core of our camp. Solar energy provides a steady stream of energy to support our life and work. I'm back at the Ice and Water Conversion Station, one of the sites I'm most proud of. It turns solid ice found at the moon's South Pole into water, and water means everything. We transport some of the converted water to the accommodation module for the crew's daily cleaning and drinking, some to the plant plant base, and some to the oxygen station where it is electrolyzed to produce oxygen for our living and hydrogen fuel for launch. After confirming that all the bases were functioning properly, I set off on a lunar rover exploration trip. The moon is rich in minerals. I took the rock and soil samples I had collected and went back to the camp lab, hoping that the scientists could find something that could be used. The full day is coming to an end and I miss the earth again.
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