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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: lunar explorers

郑州轻工业大学附属中学  河南省郑州市    China 19   3 / 3
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Project description

The whole camp is located in the center of the crater and the building is divided into upper and lower parts, including the research module for moon, medical and health, residential module for daily life and greenhouse incubator for crops; the top half of the building is an intelligent robot with imaging technology, intelligent detection environment technology, acquisition and transfer technology based on motion capture and remote control.There are external devices for making oxygen by melting electrolysis, and water production devices.Power facilities include solar sail spacecraft to collect and store electrons in the solar wind, foldable solar panels, signal towers for communication, and radar devices to detect meteorites in space.This is a fully equipped lunar camp with the core facilities of the research and development of the moon.

2.1 Where do you want to build your Moon Camp?

Best location: Shackleton crater


1.Since the lunar rotation axis has only a small axial tilt toward the ecliptic plane, only 1.5, some deep craters near the poles never receive any sunlight and are permanently sheltered.There is a lot of water ice and water source in the crater.

2.The location of power stations in the poles is reasonable, and some areas are always exposed to sunlight, giving solar power to the polar regions.

3.Some sites around the Shackleton crater are almost exposed to constant light.In these places, sunlight can almost always be converted into electricity through solar panels and power stations.Therefore, this is a good place for the future moon landing.Since the sun is directly above the base, the temperature here is also more favorable than the equatorial latitude.

4.In the polar region, the sun has small exposure angles, little temperature change and long-term low temperatures.

5.The influence of electromagnetic radiation can be avoided underground.

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

Part of the small equipment in the lunar camp was built by 3D printing, with the rest using local materials and transporting some materials and equipment from the Earth.For example, the necessary infrastructure and parts needed for daily scientific research can be obtained by 3D printing, and the silicon dioxide needed for solar panels and the metal materials needed for the construction of lunar bases can be used directly on the moon.

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

First, given that the moon is a low-gravity environment that can damage their bones and affect their health, our lunar camp has a gym for astronauts to exercise regularly.In addition, we use medical equipment to check the bodies of astronauts and generate health assessments; second, to reduce the impact of radiation, part of the buildings are built underground; then, the lack of atmospheric protection on the moon, lots of meteorites attracted to lunar gravity, so radar detection devices, astronauts can watch the impact of the entire lunar camp, all the exposure to the moon, will be performed by our intelligent robots.

2.4 Explain how your Moon Camp will provide the astronauts with:

The ice is extracted first, and then all the ice enters the primary heating tower to obtain liquid water, and then the liquid water is pumped into the filter tower through the differential pressure. If it is general water, it can be used after filtration. If drinking water and experimental distilled water are needed, it can be used after distillation in the secondary distillation tower.

It is divided into two parts. The crops in the culture capsule guarantee the basic dietary requirements, and the other part is to regularly release some crops from the earth to the lunar base that are suitable for the next stage of lunar life.

The electrons in the device form an electric field, which generates a cylindrical magnetic field. When the electrons in the solar wind, the system is always running; and the excess electric energy is stored in the battery. After the spacecraft lands on the moon, the power is imported into the power storage device on the moon.Folding solar panels above the moon base are supplied to the auxiliary power.

Molted lunar soil electrolysis is the most direct method to obtain oxygen and metal on the moon: 1. Lunar soil is both oxygen raw material and molten electrolyte without additional chemical reagents; 2. Lunar soil can be directly selected as raw material to reduce the pretreatment process; 3. During the oxygen production process, metal and alloy or intermetallic compounds can be extracted from the lunar soil, which can provide structural materials for the construction of the lunar base.

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

The main purpose of our team for building the lunar camps was scientific research.With the earth’s resources becoming increasingly scarce and the environment getting worse, the moon may be our next home in the future.This requires lunar explorers to set a good foundation for developing lunar camps.Adapt to lunar life; explore and record lunar environment rules; study, collect and develop available resources on the moon.

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

When they wake up in the morning, the astronauts go to the health room room to exercise, which can keep them healthy and start the day very energetic.Then he went back to the residence cabin to wash, had breakfast, and then began the day’s work.An astronaut in the research module control robot exploring, recording and collecting the lunar surface, while an astronaut studies the physical and chemical composition of the lunar soil collected yesterday and compiled records.After lunch, some astronauts observed and recorded crop growth in a greenhouse incubator.In the afternoon, astronauts can have a time rest in the shelter cabin and enjoy afternoon tea.All the astronauts were physically tested at night, and health assessment reports were generated.At night, all the astronauts take turns on duty to monitor the radar and cameras in real time to ensure safety.

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