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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: the seeker space station

郑州轻工业大学附属中学  河南省郑州市金水区    China 19, 18   3 / 1
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Project description

Our base will be designed to allow a dozen astronauts to survive and explore the moon.It can not only support astronauts to collect lunar resources, explore minerals in lunar rocks and some substances scattered on the lunar surface due to the collision of meteorites and comets, as well as chemical elements in lunar rocks and lunar soil.Moreover, through the reminder from the headquarters, it can actively avoid the danger of meteoroids and comets that cannot be avoided colliding with the moon, and when the energy is sufficient, the astronauts can also actively transfer the base to areas with more abundant resources on the moon.In preparation for exploring more available resources on the Moon and for more distant voyages in the future.

2.1 Where do you want to build your Moon Camp?

Our base will be established at the south pole of the moon at the beginning, and the base will be moved according to the situation.The Antarctic has a polar day and polar night phenomenon for half a year, and there are many craters nearby, some of which are prominent and some places can receive sufficient sunlight for a long time, which is convenient for collecting solar energy.There are also many places where there is no sunlight, there is a large amount of water ice, and according to research, the possibility of collecting water ice from some craters on the moon is high.And the Aitken Basin near the Antarctic has many metal mines, which have huge mining value.Therefore, the south pole of the moon is a very suitable area for building a base.

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

We will send massive 3D printers and modular building components for a mobile lunar base to the moon via multiple very large launch vehicles and transport ships.The first flight will send astronauts and some living materials and some building materials that can allow astronauts to build a simple living area. First, build a living area protected by a thick rock layer. Whether it is from safety or cost considerations, the initial useSubterranean caves on the moon are the best option.After a period of time, the modular building components required for the construction of large-scale 3D printers and mobile lunar camps, as well as a large number of intelligent construction robots will be transported, and we will build them into the approximate appearance of the lunar base. The materials behind the building can be obtained from the lunar soil., because the main components of lunar soil are silicon, aluminum, and calcium, which are all ideal concrete materials.We mainly use titanium to build the base, besides its low thermal conductivity and excellent mechanical strength, it is also flexible, durable and impact-resistant, in addition, the buildings are mostly domes, which are very effective building structures, which are more efficient than traditionalBuildings are stronger, lighter and faster to build.

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

We will use special protective clothing to resist radiation, and add a layer of protective plastic to the surface of each device. This plastic will not affect the normal operation of the device, and can prevent moon dust from adhering to various surfaces of the spacecraft, which may causeLots of glitches.Because there is no atmospheric protection on the moon, a large number of meteorites will be attracted by the gravity of the moon and directly hit the surface of the moon. We will use the satellite observation network and the phased array radar network to conduct a comprehensive analysis of meteorites of all sizes at multiple scales and multiple levels.The azimuth defense, when encountering an unavoidable danger, we will start the movement measures of the base in advance to evacuate in time.In addition, we will have astronauts in regular contact with their families to relieve their psychological pressure.

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

Some time ago, the drinking water brought from the earth was quoted. After the device is built, the device is used to extract water from the lunar soil and rocks. The high latitudes of the southern hemisphere of the moon have a lot of water content, and a large amount of water is stored on the lunar surface.Below, the water ice can be used not only to produce drinking water, but also to make rocket fuel.Note that the collected water should be filtered with a water purifier, and urine can also be collected and filtered. The filtered product can be used to cultivate plants, and the collected water can be stored in a water reservoir.

The initial use of food brought from the earth.In the later stage, a printer was used to build a designed vegetable greenhouse that can isolate the outside temperature and adjust the temperature inside the shed. Plants such as tomatoes, wheat and potatoes were planted to provide astronauts with enough vitamins and other nutrients. These plants can grow on the moon, even on the moon.Under weightless conditions, the germination rate was higher, the growth was faster, and the harvest time was earlier.The shed can also make up for the lack of air or natural water, protect the plants from the high temperature, and allow the plants to thrive as much as possible.

In the early stage, you can carry some nuclear batteries to provide the energy required for early survival.In the later stage, the built solar array is mainly used to absorb light energy to provide energy. Secondly, helium 3 in the lunar soil can be used to provide energy through a nuclear fusion reactor. Later, a factory on the moon can be built to use the water on the moon.The production of hydrogen fuel on the moon can also produce oxygen for breathing and so on.

In the early stage, oxygen candles and oxygen tanks were used to provide oxygen. A large part of the materials in the lunar soil are oxides. In the later stage, molten salt electrolysis can be used to extract air from the lunar soil, and hydrogen and oxygen can also be obtained by electrolyzing the collected water., Oxygen is used for breathing, and hydrogen can reduce ilmenite to obtain water and others, and carry out a ‘circulation’ process, which reduces the consumption of water.

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

The purpose of the lunar camp we established is for scientific research, and at the same time, it allows astronauts to actively avoid risks and explore places with more abundant resources on the moon. They can also transfer the location of the base. The moon has many substances that are not yet known.The minerals in the rock and some substances scattered on the lunar surface due to the collision of meteoroids and comets, as well as the chemical elements in the lunar rock and lunar soil, are used to develop the lunar mineral resources and create another place for human beings to live.Provide a foothold for further exploration, better building materials and even thrusters for flying to more distant planets.

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

Wake up at 06:30, wash up and have breakfast, and wash the dishes after eating.

07:30 Start work:

Five astronauts go to research room a, and the two explore the evolutionary history of lunar geology by studying lunar soil to provide information for understanding solar activity. The three went to study the critical mass of some lunar soil particles lifted up, the collision of lunar soil particles, and the diffusion of lunar soil particles.

After the three astronauts went to the vegetable greenhouse to check the growth of vegetables, they went to research room b to study a new batch of plants and record their growth.

The two astronauts went to the scientific research room c to report to the headquarters on the physical health of everyone and then went to collect the substances.

12:00 Lunch, after the meal, wash the dishes and rest.

13;20 Start work:

The four astronauts go to carry out cable connection, engine inspection and refueling equipment, and transport the material brought back by the rover in the morning to research room a for research by researchers in the research room.Then go to the scientific research room d, use the device to extract water from the soil and water ice, and purify it with a machine, and a part of the water is electrolyzed to obtain oxygen and hydrogen.The three astronauts went to smelt metals and separated various substances and metal materials from the soil for the separation of oxides in the lunar soil, and collected the oxygen for use.

17:00 Sweep, clean the room and check the workstation system, including checking the wiring of the workstation, whether the connection is tight, to ensure that dust does not enter the interior, so that all places can be well sealed, after the work is completed, carry out a period of timerest.

18:30 Start eating after making dinner. After washing the dishes, go to check the supplies you have now.

At 19:30, during the regular meeting, we will discuss and report to the headquarters after today’s harvest. After the meeting, the researchers continue to study, and there are three people on duty to observe.

21:30 Begin to take turns on duty and rest in batches.

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