2.1 Where do you want to build your Moon Camp?
The lunar camp will be built above the lava cave skylight (skylight) near the twilight line at the south pole of the moon .
Because there is a lot of water-rich frozen soil on the other side of the moon’s south pole of the morning and evening line, it can be used as a source of water for experiments and even bases;
Taking the lava cave as the expansion space of our living spaceship, even if there will be more buildings in the future, it will not be constrained by the lack of space. Secondly, the cave wall can be used as a natural protective wall as the first line of defense of the base.
2.2 How do you plan to build your Moon Camp? Describe the techniques, materials and your design choices.
First, the modules of the lunar camp are built on the earth following the construction method of the International Space Station. Each module is bound to a robot. After construction, they are launched to the moon. The robot will put the modules together one by one. Just build it, and before that, a rocket will be launched to transport the materials there.
The shape of our lunar camp is a ring shape that can better block the dangers from all around. Putting the core equipment in the center makes it less likely to be damaged. The fan-shaped dome is made of transparent silicate glass fiber, and the non-transparent metal part is made of titanium .
2.3 The environment on the Moon is very dangerous for the astronauts. Explain how your Moon Camp will protect them. (maximum 150 words)
When we selected the design and materials for the lunar camp, we considered radiation, meteorites and high temperature fluctuations. Therefore, the walls are made of titanium. In addition to its low thermal conductivity and excellent mechanical strength, titanium is flexible, durable and shock resistant, showing our astronauts are immune to heat and meteorites.
For the same reason, we will use clear silicate fiberglass instead of ordinary glass, and the inside of the walls will be covered with a radiation-resistant coating, which will add extra protection from cosmic radiation.