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 base can live and study for four astronauts, which can meet the various needs of astronauts’ life, such as exercising, entertaining, praying and chatting with their family online. The base is also equipped with moon cars, microscopes and incubators in order to study the composition of lunar soil, plant variation, etc., which can contribute to the further understanding of the moon and the whole universe for mankind, it also can cultivate fine plant varieties and contribute to solving the problem of hunger of a few people on earth.
2.1 Where do you want to build your Moon Camp?
Around 89° south of the moon, which has 180 consecutive days of sunshine, without continuous sunlight, some instruments and equipment cannot work continuously. Continuous sunlight could meet some of its electricity needs. There is also no need to worry about low-temperature damage to personnel and equipment.
2.2 How do you plan to build your Moon Camp? Describe the techniques, materials and your design choices.
Manned rockets and cargo rockets are needed to carry all the astronauts and materials to the moon. All daily necessities should be packed against collision. Radiation-proof materials are made of lead and graphite. Other materials can be made of iron sheets, coated with yellow paint, the shape is like moon cake, the outer skin tightly wrapped internal appliances, play better heat insulation and radiation prevention effect. If manpower is not enough, the medical robotic arm brought from the earth can be simply processed into the construction robotic arm.
2.3 The environment on the Moon is very dangerous for the astronauts. Explain how your Moon Camp will protect them. (maximum 150 words)
The bedroom is a special radiation-proof room, where astronauts can avoid radiation. Solar and isotope thermal motors provide sufficient power to maintain indoor temperature and prevent excessive temperature differences. Carbon dioxide fire extinguishers are available in each room to prevent further damage to valuable materials while preventing fire. Advanced medical equipment can be remotely operated from Earth. There is a special fitness room for astronauts to exercise and increase resistance.
2.4 Explain how your Moon Camp will provide the astronauts with:
Most of the water has to be transported from the earth, while a small amount is extracted and purified from the lunar soil. The camp is equipped with a sewage treatment system, and the treated water can be used for plant irrigation and oxygen production.
The camp kitchen is connected to a culture chamber that grows the earth’s plants in isolation. The incubator has lights for photosynthesis, as well as solar-powered robotic insects for pollination. Meat is received on the platform next to the culture chamber.
Solar panels and isotope thermal motors can work simultaneously during the day, and isotope thermal motors work at night, using fuel cells to store excess electricity. Space bikes in the fitness room can also be used to generate some of the electricity.
Oxygen can be obtained by catalytic decomposition of carbon dioxide or electrolysis of treated sewage. Plants in the incubator can also produce oxygen through photosynthesis. But the oxygen needs to be regularly resupplied from the earth. Excess carbon dioxide can be processed by the “Laurel” catalytic machine. The camp is equipped with pressure balancing devices that automatically balance the air pressure in each room.
2.5 Explain what would be the main purpose of your Moon Camp.
The camp can be used as an experimental living station for astronauts to explore the lunar environment, plant variation and new energy for a long time, so that humans can better understand the lunar environment and prepare for lunar colonization.
3.1 Describe a day on the Moon for your Moon Camp astronaut crew.
After getting up at 6:30 Beijing time, the astronauts on the night shift went back to the Bedroom to sleep, while the rest of the crew went to the dry-cleaning room to wash and change clothes. Go to the dining room for breakfast at 7:00. Two astronauts go to the lab to do research, and one astronaut goes into the server room to maintain the server and communicate with Earth at 7:30. Finish the morning work at 11:30 and have lunch. The nap begins at 12:00. Get up at 13:30 with the night shift crew to start the afternoon. Summarize the work of the day in the meeting room and make the next plan at 15:30. At 16:00, the group go to the fitness room to use the space bike and treadmill to exercise, use VR equipment for prayer, flight practice, use game console entertainment. At 18:00, have dinner together. 19:00 is free time. The night shift starts at 21:00 and the rest of the crew goes back to the bedroom to sleep. Astronaut on the night shift is required to check medical and fire protection equipment and report back to Earth, as well as clean and collect crops in the culture chamber.
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