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Pioneers gallery 2022 – Moon Camp Challenge
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Pioneers gallery 2022

Moon Camp Pioneers Gallery 2021-2022

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.

Team: AH

郑州轻工业大学附属中学  河南省郑州市    China 19   4 / 1   Second Place – Non-ESA Member states
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Project description

Our base is designed as a scientific research institute and a base for preliminary exploration of the moon. We hope to establish a camp on the moon first to learn how to survive on other planets and deal with emergencies. On the connection between various cabins in the camp, we choose pulse magnetic field dissimilar metal welding technology. We favor its advantages of high efficiency, cleanliness, strong adaptability and high practicability. AH contains the laboratory for the composition of lunar water ice and lunar soil that we will study. At the same time, it has an emergency shelter vehicle (GM), on which we are also equipped with hydrogen isotope batteries to provide continuous and efficient energy. When micro meteorites or other uncertain factors come, astronauts can take GM for rapid escape and camp reconstruction.

2.1 Where do you want to build your Moon Camp?

We choose the plain area near the poles on the back of the moon. Landing on the back of the moon is conducive to the deep space radio and optical observation of the universe, and will not be interfered by electromagnetic waves from other stars in the space. More importantly, the crater on the back of the moon is an excellent condition for building a giant radio telescope. The combustible ice at the two poles provides a rich source for us to exploit resources.

2.2 How do you plan to build your Moon Camp? Describe the techniques, materials and your design choices.

Based on the excellent characteristics of silicon aluminum magnesium alloy (SMAA), such as firmness, light weight, strong compression resistance, impact resistance and electromagnetic shielding, we decided to use it to make the support structure of AH. At the same time, considering that the natural rock and soil layer of the moon can protect against cosmic radiation and micro meteorites. Therefore, we choose the ceramic material sintered from lunar soil as the protective structure outside the camp. By heating the lunar soil to the molten state, it can be used for sealing, so we don’t need to carry a lot of building materials. Since astronauts need to wear heavy protective clothing to maintain their vital signs and resist radiation when moving between the compartments, we plan to build worm like pipes below the lunar surface to connect the compartments. We will also choose the mixture of weathered layer and magnesite (MgO) on the lunar surface as the AH outer insulation film, which can not only ensure the overall firmness of the house, but also well adapt to the huge temperature difference between day and night on the lunar surface.

2.3 The environment on the Moon is very dangerous for the astronauts. Explain how your Moon Camp will protect them. (maximum 150 words)

AH has built a mobile radar detection device to monitor the external environment of the moon in real time. At the same time, based on forge system and digital twin technology, we have built an intelligent monitoring center for the whole scene smart camp, so that scientists on earth can detect the overall operation of the camp in real time in all directions and all weather. In addition, we have also established a multi-functional medical room to solve the possible problems of astronauts on the moon. The high-strength SMAA, strictly temperature controlled LS and worm like underground connecting pipes we built can well cope with lunar micro meteorites and huge temperature difference between day and night.

2.4 Explain how your Moon Camp will provide the astronauts with:
Water
Food
Power
Air

Based on the water circulation system of China space station, we have built a condensate and urine purification and collection device. At first, we used the water resources carried. After the establishment of ah, we began to continuously mine the water ice on the back of the moon’s south pole. At the same time, the camp drainage will also be purified to achieve secondary utilization.

Referring to the data released by the biological popular science test load on Chang ‘e IV, we choose to build a “lunar micro-ecosystem”, which can not only ensure sufficient and reliable food supply, but also perfect the biological planting technology on the moon.

We will concentrate on gathering the secondary raw materials after ilmenite dehydration, and process them to extract the required materials. In addition, we will detect the output of related resources around and conduct daily mining and exploration.

We use large-scale cultivation of Dunaliella salina to produce oxygen. At the same time, it is combined with a fishgill-like filter device to ensure the circulating purification of nutrient solution. In addition, the oxygen generator is used to make oxygen by decomposing effective resources or chemical reaction. Considering the importance of water resources on the moon, we will not use electrolyzed water to obtain oxygen.

2.5 Explain what would be the main purpose of your Moon Camp.

The main purpose of establishing the lunar camp is to use it for scientific research and accumulate human survival skills on other planets through survival and development on the moon. At the same time, the material and its relative content of the moon are analyzed to explore its formation and influence on the earth. On this basis, we will continue to conduct deep space exploration to find the planet where humans have migrated.

3.1 Describe a day on the Moon for your Moon Camp astronaut crew.

With the periodic flow of solar particles passing by, we usher in the first ray of sunshine. After a simple wash, we began to pressurize the living cabin until we balanced the moon’s 1 / 6 times the gravity of the earth. After that, we will pray before dinner to praise the good life brought by the Lord and thank Jesus! “The first meal of the moon” includes square shaped bacon, sweetened biscuits, fruit juice drinks, and coffee compressed into cubes.
After the exploration of lunar soil and lunar environment data, we start our respective exploration tasks.
At noon, our lunch was slightly “pleasant”, including juice, sausage, cocktail and cake. In the afternoon, we will choose to go out of the cabin to investigate the real lunar surface, and do a good job in collecting and sampling. Go back to the laboratory to do disinfection and evolution, and start analyzing the composition of lunar soil and the content of corresponding elements.
In our spare time, we will also go to the observatory to see the mysterious and beautiful depths of the universe. Besides work, we will also go to the leisure center for fitness and exercise to ensure that we maintain a good physical fitness.
At the same time, we will also take care of our “lunar soil ecosystem” to ensure our normal food supply in the future. We can enjoy some seasonal food, preserves, fruit and even Christmas turkey dinner. After that, we will make corresponding location records, which can not only record these beautiful night sky scenes, but also intuitively analyze the corresponding changes of the moon brought by these celestial phenomena, so that we can make corresponding adjustments.
Finally, we take turns to take a night off to ensure that everyone has a normal rest and the relevant parameters of the camp are normal.

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