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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: The Selene

郑州轻工业大学附属中学  河南省郑州市    China 19   4 / 1
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Project description


The lunar camp is not only a living place for humans on the moon, but also a gateway for humans to explore the universe in the future. Setting sail on the moon to explore the universe has far less gravitational pull than Earth, which is an excellent factor compared to Earth.

Our base is also providing shelter, work, life, etc. for astronauts. It is composed of a near-circular building, Calibrem, Seveum, Gravitum, Infernum, electronic catapult.


Gravitum is a laboratory for astronauts to study lunar rocks, water ice, and moon dust. They can go to the conference room through the link channel in real time to communicate with the earth, monitor the condition of the plant greenhouse at any time, etc. The interaction of the entire lunar camp is very strong. Which is easy to move.


The electronic catapult simplifies the communication between astronauts and the space station, and also greatly facilitates the exchange of items between the moon and the earth. Even when astronauts encounter danger on the moon, they can escape as soon as possible.

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.

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

After the base is built, the lunar rover will be used to mine water ice, melt the evaporated water ice by reflecting the heat of the sun, and then collect the condensed water through the equipment, and then it can be used through the filter in the Seveum. The urine of astronauts also needs to be filtered, and the remaining filtrate can be provided to the plant greenhouse. as soil fertilizer.

Astronauts can’t live on packaged food forever, but they have to do so for the first few months until the vegetables in the greenhouse grow. The crew will live primarily on a plant-based diet, with extra meat and protein sourced from the earth. Vegetables will be grown by botanists in greenhouses where we will grow potatoes, green beans and soybeans for carbohydrates, sugars, calcium and fiber, vitamins A, K, C; watermelon and cucumber for their high water consistency and sugar content.

In the initial stage, we will use solar power for a short period of time. When the molten salt tower solar thermal power station is built, the power problem will be completely solved. The concentrated sunlight can form a high temperature of more than 1000 degrees Celsius. The heat collection tower transfers the heat to the molten salt under the tower, and a large amount of steam is generated in the process of cooling the molten salt with water, which drives the steam turbine to generate electricity. And the temperature of the sun on the moon just meets this condition.

The ilmenite under the lunar soil is reduced by hydrogen to generate water, and then hydrogen and oxygen are generated through water electrolysis, so as to realize the recycling of the two, and finally generate oxygen; and the plants and people in the greenhouse form an air circulation; The laboratory cultivates mutant plants with strong photosynthesis.

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

First of all, consider scientific exploration and research on lunar exploration, and it is also possible to wait for the camp technology to mature and develop tourism.

Study the soil element content on the lunar surface or in the deep layers of the moon to understand the formation process of the moon billions of years ago.

Second, advanced neutron testing can be carried out to enhance human use of nuclear energy, resulting in greater value.

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

Normally, each day begins with a short meeting with mission control on the ground. The short meeting is mainly to discuss the activities of the day. Regarding the psychological integration of the members of the long-term inspection team of the space station, considering whether the personality characteristics of each astronaut match, carefully design various training subjects, and each astronaut then starts to work according to their own schedule, including the following aspects:

Biomedical laboratory operations

Maintenance tasks: due to changes in the lunar environment

Two hours of exercise a day: to ensure the health of body functions and avoid bone calcium loss and abnormal organ changes caused by long-term weightlessness.

Eat and take a short rest: During long-term space stay, proper rest is the key to maintaining physical and mental health. Astronauts can look at Earth and take pictures at their leisure, witnessing the unique view of the 16 daily sunsets on the moon.

At the end of each day, the astronauts also have another short meeting with Mission Control for a daily summary.

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