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Pioneers gallery 2022 – Moon Camp Challenge
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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: Truman

郑州轻工业大学附属中学  河南省郑州市    China 18   4 / 2
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Project description

Our plan is to establish living areas, fitness areas, conference rooms, observation rooms, laboratories, rocket lifting bases, plant rooms, air rooms, power rooms, radars, water purification areas, garbage storage, intelligent control solar devices, and manned lunar rovers and unmanned lunar rovers on the moon, the energy supply is mainly solar and nuclear complementary, before helium-3 nuclear power generation has not been skillfully mined or applied, we will use solar energy for most of the energy sources of the base, and our camp is protected by a huge shield For adjusting the air pressure and temperature in the camp, our lunar camp can currently guarantee almost all kinds of life needs of six astronauts, but this is only our initial plan, with the increase of astronauts, we can expand our lunar camp with it, and gradually improve various functions to achieve a more perfect lunar camp.

2.1 Where do you want to build your Moon Camp?

Because there are many small craters on the lunar surface and the surface is uneven, our camp was built inside a large, shallow crater to avoid these problems. And in the crater can prevent some radiation from the sun and the universe, but also conducive to maintaining a constant temperature. But our solar installation is built next to the Shackleton Crater in the eternal daylight area to ensure a steady stream of energy for the base, and there are water resources necessary for human life and hydrogen resources in the form of water ice in the Shackleton Crater, so that when we collect water and energy, we can also check the solar installation.

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

Most of the items in our lunar camp will be 3D printed, items that cannot be printed by ordinary printing will be transported to the moon by transport rockets, and 3D printing consumables can be mined for the rocks of the moon by unmanned vehicles on the moon. All building shells in our camp will be encased in aerogel for optimal insulation. The base’s inner protective shell is spliced with plexiglass, and the outer protective shell is spliced with aluminum alloy. For some combinations of components, we will use the vacuum environment for atomic welding, which can reduce the workload and improve efficiency. The main structure of the lunar rover we use titanium as a raw material.

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

Meteorite impacts often occur on the moon, so building materials need to have a good ability to withstand pressure, we will use lunar rocks and lunar soil on building materials, using 3D printing technology to build building shells, secondly, we will use a special material insulation tile in the building shell to prevent high-intensity irradiation and maintain the temperature in the building, and radar can monitor whether there is a meteorite impact, so that astronauts can do a good job of coping. In order to prevent astronauts from being affected by gravity and causing muscle atrophy, we have also established a sports room in the living area for astronauts to exercise their muscles

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

For the acquisition of water sources in the camp, first of all, the astronauts will carry some water when they arrive at the moon for near-term use, during which we will use unmanned vehicles to continuously mine the resources such as lunar soil, moon ore and ice around the camp, and extract water sources from them, and finally make the water source drinkable through water purification equipment, which is stored in tanks in the water purification area for astronauts to use. Some of the water is electrolyzed with solar energy to obtain hydrogen and oxygen (part of which leads to the air chamber) as backup energy sources, which can be converted into water when water is scarce. When the material rocket will go to the moon to obtain helium-3 energy from the moon, it can also bring some backup water resources.

Our camp’s plant base simulates vegetable greenhouses to build. It is load-bearing by a curved steel body to prevent external injuries. At the same time, there are intelligent adjustment lights at the top to cope with the dark night of the moon for up to 14 days each time and select different colors of light to achieve the best growth effect of plants, which can ensure the normal growth of crops. Given the lunar gravity problem, our crop water supply is taken from underground to ensure soil moisture. The plant base and the air support room are connected to each other and exchanged to achieve the best air composition. We will also grow some algae plants to quickly meet the food needs of astronauts (and can also produce a lot of oxygen).

The energy component is met by hydrogen and solar energy and nuclear energy in the later stage, but the main source of energy in the early stage is still solar energy, and hydrogen is mainly used for the complementarity between energy and water resources. Our energy is uniformly output from the power room to each room, and the power consumption of each room is recorded, and there will be a detector for each distance of the transmission channel, and when there is a problem with the power, the position can be locked in time for repair.

The oxygen generator mainly relies on electrolyzed water to produce oxygen and hydrogen, and the water source comes from the ice of the crater, and the water supply is achieved through the mining of unmanned lunar rovers. The normal amount of air produced through the air support room will be connected to each room throughout the camp by a pipe, which will have detectors at intervals and lock the position in time for repair in the event of a failure. The air chamber will regularly update the air, and the exhaled carbon dioxide will be delivered to the plant chamber, supplying plant photosynthesis and producing oxygen at the same time.

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

The main purpose of the lunar camp is to do scientific and energy research, and we’re looking at helium 3 in the lunar soil, and hopefully we can use it to solve the energy problems that we’re going to face in the future, and we’re going to figure out the best way to get it out, transport it, use it. At the same time, other materials of the moon will be studied, and the geological changes of the moon will be studied to find useful information for processing, so as to solve some problems in reality. And observation in outer space on the moon will have more advantages than on the Earth, we will use this advantage to predict the trajectory of the satellite or some meteorites in the universe, give full play to its value, at the same time we will also explore the universe, looking for the mystery.

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

Since the sun on the moon doesn’t shine as regularly as it does on Earth, we’re going to follow the earth routine to reduce the negative effects of the changes in astronauts’ biological clocks over the years. At 7 am, the astronauts will get up in soft light and soft music. At this time, the intelligent central control system will help the astronauts adjust the water temperature of the toilet to facilitate the astronauts to wash after getting up. And the seats in the camp will automatically adjust to the height and Angle that the astronauts are accustomed to, so that they can do morning reading after washing. At 8 o ‘clock, the astronauts begin their morning exercises, which they can choose to do in the fitness area or in the living room with others to do tai chi or square dancing. At half past eight, the astronauts began their own work, some of them are responsible for checking the normal operation of the equipment in the camp, some of them are responsible for some scientific research experiments, some of them are responsible for driving the lunar rover to go out sampling, the astronauts are busy with their own work. At twelve o ‘clock, the astronauts go back to the living room to watch some movies and have lunch. After lunch, they will have a small meeting. At this time, the astronauts can discuss some scientific research situation or share some interesting things in life. At 3 p.m., the astronauts begin their afternoon work. In the evening, the astronauts cooked dinner together. After a busy day, the astronauts did their favorite way to relax. At 9 p.m., the color of the living area’s lights becomes pleasant, allowing the astronauts to take a shower to wash off the day’s fatigue and fall asleep to soft music.

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