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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: Artemis

The Affiliated Middle School of Zhengzhou University of Light Industry  Zhengzhou City, Henan Province    China 19   5 / 3
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Project description

Our base aims to find new life and explore the moon.

This is the first time in human history that we have lived on an alien planet for a long time, and our base is composed of five major parts: the main cabin, the energy tank, the food cabin, the air cabin, and the water tank, and the five major parts are connected through pipes, reducing contact with the outside world. The base can accommodate 2 astronauts for long-term safe living.

Among them, there are test benches in the energy cabin, food cabin, air cabin and water tank for scientific research. The main cabin is divided into five parts, surrounded by sleeping areas, living rooms, storage areas, sports areas, and the middle is the general control room, which can monitor the overall base and contact the earth.

For spacesuits, we mimicked the function of lotus leaves, applied technology to surface nanostructures, developed clean, stain-resistant nano coating, and infiltrated titanium dioxide into nano coating; and these nanoparticles were added to the fibers of the spacesuit, which made the spacesuit shock-proof, deodorant, disinfected, and self-cleaning.

2.1 Where do you want to build your Moon Camp?

We plan to build a lunar base near Shackleton Crater at the South Pole of the moon. First, it is the easiest place to obtain solar energy, which is conducive to energy collection and research. And the change of day and night is not very obvious, suitable for astronauts to live. Secondly, at the South Pole of the moon to facilitate the construction of radar tower to transmit signals with the Earth, contact; At the same time, research has shown that there is a high probability that there is a large amount of water and ice at the moon’s South Pole, which could be mined for scientific and domestic use, frozen for millions or billions of years.

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

Initially, we will build part of the infrastructure on Earth and send it to the moon via carrier rockets. Later, we plan to use lunar basalt to melt the lunar soil, allowing it to slowly cool and crystallize into the material needed. Lunar basalt was chosen because of its good compressive, tensile and high hardness, which makes it easy to cast into structural parts. It has great advantages in the lunar environment and is an ideal material for constructing lunar camps.

At the same time, the lunar soil contains a large amount of aluminum and iron, which can be obtained by smelting aluminum or steel. Combined with the construction drawings, modular construction base.

In addition, our lunar base adopts multi-body unit distribution. When any module fails, backup resources are immediately activated and checked and repaired to ensure that there is no threat to the whole system within a certain period of time.

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 shell of the building is made of high-strength metal material, which can withstand space dust particles, cosmic rays and atmospheric pressure inside.

And to protect astronauts from the vacuum of space, our base is completely sealed, but if one of the cabins fails, it can’t stay normal for a long time. As a result, radar near the camp can monitor the trajectory of large approaching meteorites, and the rover has resources and communications equipment that could help astronauts send signals in an emergency.

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

There is a lot of water and ice in the South Pole crater of the moon, and we built an ice quarry with lasers that can emit lasers to cut the ice, cut the ice into small pieces of ice, and then use the claws of the ice quarry to grab the ice and put them back to the base. The base has a water tank, and there is an ice melting device in the water tank that can turn ice into water, pass the water into the distiller for distillation, and filter and remove impurities in the water to obtain usable water. There is a laboratory in the water tank to test whether the components in the water meet the standards.

The plants are planted in the plant glass cabinet, which is controlled by the central control computer to provide the water, minerals, temperature and humidity required by the plants, and a large number of plants are planted to ensure food supply. At the same time, the picked fruits are processed in the food processing room to ensure the health of the food and refrigerate the excess food to improve the time of food preservation. The cultivation of microorganisms can provide necessary minerals and some water sources to ensure the basic life of astronauts.

In terms of energy, first of all, we absorb solar radiation energy through the solar array and convert it into electrical energy, while using electrical control devices to control and supply the power of the base. Secondly, the use of collected lunar soil to extract helium trident, which can be used as storage energy and as scientific research materials. In addition, the moon is rich in mineral resources, with all the elements of the earth and more than 60 kinds of minerals。

Lunar soil oxygen: According to the electrolytic current of the lunar soil, the oxygen in it can be migrated to the anode through the electrolyte and become oxygen released. Centrifuges separate the various gases produced by electrolysis by differential centrifugation. The carbon dioxide produced by the electrolytic lunar soil is provided for photosynthesis of cyanobacteria, and the walls of the cyanobacteria culture tank are covered with timed carbon dioxide output and oxygen collection ports. Oxygen tanks store oxygen through underground pipes to transport oxygen to various parts.

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

The idea behind the moon camp is to make it easier to conduct scientific research. First, analyzing lunar soil, air and water ice will help us understand the similarities and differences between the moon and Earth, and even predict whether similar materials exist on other planets. Second, studying whether plants could be grown on the moon could provide a way to increase food production. Last but not least, our moon camp can serve as an outpost for exploring other planets.

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

A day on the moon is different from life on Earth.

In the morning, the astronauts first went to each laboratory to check whether the instruments are running normally and upload data; Through the oxygen concentration detector on the wall, the change of oxygen concentration in the room is recorded, and the time of opening and closing of the hole is controlled to keep the concentration constant, so that our astronauts can concentrate on the work in the most comfortable environment.

After breakfast, the astronauts follow a schedule set in advance. In the morning, astronauts will use the rover to remotely monitor the interior of the base while studying samples collected from lunar soil, rock and ice, gathering as much information as possible in the lab, and preparing and purifying drinking water. If the external conditions are good, in the afternoon we astronauts will drive the lunar rover to explore the mission; Otherwise they’ll stay at the base and do their research.

After lunch, the astronauts returned to the sleep module for a nap. In the afternoon, if conditions are good, the astronauts will drive the rover to collect ice, which will be transported back to base in preparation for the next step of testing the composition of the water. After entering the energy room, check whether the power supply is normal. Then, part of the power supply is supplied to the base through an electrical control device, and part of the power supply is supplied to the battery.

After a day’s work, the astronauts will have dinner and chat. After a short rest, the astronauts enter the main control room to report progress, hold meetings with the Earth control room and schedule tomorrow’s work. After the meeting, the astronauts were “off duty.” But in order to maintain the astronauts on the moon’s gravity well, everyone needs to proper exercise movement area, in addition, we through the optical design, in the eyes, respectively for 3 d display light projection, using eyes, the parallax between the astronauts can experience all kinds of sports, you can also watch the real landscape on the earth, video calls with family and friends, Ease the feelings of missing. They then return to the sleeping capsule, which automatically cleans the astronaut’s body and goes to sleep after cleaning.

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