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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: frantic metal

郑州轻工业大学  河南省郑州市    China 19   4 / 2
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Project description

Our lunar camp is built on lava tubes, because a lot of exploration has proved that the natural environment inside lava tubes is favorable for human life and production.In order to protect the camp and personnel, our camp is equipped with a shield generator to prevent the danger caused by meteorite falling.In order to maintain the long-term safe and effective operation of the lunar base, the lunar camp meets the basic conditions of human life, such as residence, medical treatment, leisure and sports.Second, the lunar camp meets the productive needs of the scientific staff, such as scientific research, plant cultivation, energy and food production.In addition, the moon camp also has special functions such as energy development, space medicine, deep space exploration, military stronghold and so on.The residential area is divided into three floors, the ground floor is divided into four areas, respectively for residential medical treatment, leisure sports, through the central channel can lead to the ground floor control area and the ground floor.The camp is surrounded by solar energy harvesting facilities, plant-growing areas, nuclear fusion generators and signal transmitters, and is equipped with a special lunar rover for lunar exploration.

2.1 Where do you want to build your Moon Camp?

Lava pipes in the North and South poles of the moon.Temperature difference is small, because the polar regions may also exist a lot of water ice, which can solve the problem of the raw material of oxygen and water, a warden time under the sun and the moon, we build solar panels convert solar energy into electrical energy, which can solve the problem of electric power, the lava tube within the natural environment provides favorable conditions for human’s life and production, to sum up,We decided to base our camp on lava tubes at the moon’s poles.


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

In the early stage, our moon camp will be transported to the moon by spacecraft, and the initial camp will be assembled by 3D printing technology and robots.The framework for our lunar camp will then be made of Marine-basalt, which will be formed by melting special lunar soil and then cooling and consolidating it in a vacuum.The moon’s surface is littered with minerals and compounds that could be used to produce metals, glass, bricks, paint and other materials for permanent settlements and infrastructure.The entire site will be built using artificial intelligence, 3D printing and other technologies.Lunar soil aggregate was added with low melting point metal.The low melting point metals in lunar rock and lunar soil were extracted and purified by the robot, and the low melting point metals were prepared into rod materials.At the same time, a screening robot was used to screen the lunar soil powder aggregate, which was combined with a metal rod with low melting point, and the printer was used to extruder and print with heating equipment, finally forming a 3D printing building.And the building will be coated with a coating that protects against radiation.


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

First of all, we have decided to residential area as the main place of protection, so outside the basic configuration set a hard shell, thus protection and at the same time, for the sake of the safety of the astronaut we had double protection, which is in danger comes can hide in the basement, because our basement is and outside channel is connected,So you don’t have to worry about getting trapped, that’s what we’ve designed for protection.

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

n order to live on the moon for a long time, we can only consider using local resources for necessities other than transportation from earth.The permanent shadow on the moon are not affected by the sun all the year round, is BingTaiShui, mining has the difficulty, but rely on the abundant mineral resources of the moon, in the existing method of obtaining water, the most mature one way is to use the hydrogen reduction of ilmenite for water, the hydrogen can rely on electrolytic water, will generate water collected,Then through ion exchange resin and reverse osmosis membrane water purification can solve the daily needs of water resources.

For food, in addition to being transported from Earth, cyanobacteria could be dropped on the moon to break down the lunar soil, participate in photosynthesis and produce some nitrogen fixation, and improve the soil in the plant culture chamber into suitable soil for plant culture. On Earth, cyanobacteria are almost everywhere.Second, crops grown in plant culture can also be used as food.

As for energy, solar power has to be a priority, in addition to carrying some of the nuclear batteries already in use for small devices.Carrying solar panels to the moon in large numbers is not practical.The lunar soil is made up of 45 percent silicon dioxide, which can be extracted to make solar panels that are coated with special protective layers to protect them.Solar base stations could then be built to provide solar energy.In addition, it is suggested that the nuclear reactor base station can also generate electricity for the moon camp.

For oxygen need to survive, we can’t just rely on oxygen bottles, but the water on the moon is a kind of extremely scarce resources, direct electrolysis of water is not realistic, depend on the rich mineral resources, the moon in the moon to obtain oxygen method, the most mature one way is to use the hydrogen reduction of ilmenite, the hydrogen can rely on electrolysis of water,Reduction ilmenite can also receive water at the same time, the forming cycle, can be repeated use of the ilmenite itself on the moon will capture the hydrogen from the solar wind, so the oxygen producing process can produce some extra water or hydrogen net, it’s advantages, in addition, plants of the pure green plant, can also increase the oxygen concentration.

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

The moon has endless resources, we need to explore and discover, the establishment of the moon camp is to be able to better complete the related scientific research work and exploration on the moon, when the moon camp development to a certain scale, can also be used for the survival of human beings, relieve the pressure of the earth’s population

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

Wake up early in the morning in a comfortable sleep the deck into breakfast after routine cleaning link, link after the breakfast, in personal terminal access to today’s work arrangement, (artificial intelligence will carry out all work according to the arrangement of their area of specialisation) or into the control center to check each monitor work and night meteorite impacts,To observe the growth of plants in the plant culture room, or to maintain the lunar base camp infrastructure, or to carry out astronomical observation science activities, or to change into lunar overalls and go into safe areas that have been explored by lunar robots. After personal work in the morning, I will take a lunch break.After the lunch break into the physical ascension chamber of physical training to resist because of gravity lead to problems such as muscular dystrophy and osteoporosis, main job is to explore the moon exploration in the afternoon, after to regional exploration by robots to ensure safety of lunar resources under the condition of exploitation and collection, such as rare metals, rare earth and mineral resources, etc.,Drilling to the unknown material will be collected by the robot to the scientific research area for staff to study, and the collected information through the base station signal back to the earth’s total control center, at the same time to take advantage of the collected resources and processing the synthesis of various building materials, such as propellant, so as to better the construction of a moon base, at the end of a busy and full day’s work,Astronauts can go to the leisure area to read books, relax through VR devices, and talk with their families on earth.


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