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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: Jade Rabbit

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

Our goal is to study lunar minerals and find rare substances in the moon (such as titanium, thorium, uranium, rare earth metals, etc.). We will mine a large amount of ore on the moon through the mining vehicle, transport it back to our laboratory for crushing, extract materials, evaluate the material quality through experiments, and transport the valuable ore back to the earth through the spacecraft. At the same time, when the spacecraft returns to the camp, it can also carry some food, gas (such as nitrogen) and water to supplement the needs of the camp.

2.1 Where do you want to build your Moon Camp?

We will build our camp at the north pole of the moon. The crater in this place is rich in water ice, which can provide water, oxygen and even fuel for astronauts (water can be decomposed into oxygen and hydrogen), and contains large-scale mineral resources. It can not only help astronauts survive, but also facilitate ore exploration, mining, material extraction and experiments. Moreover, most countries are located in the north pole of the moon, which is convenient for communication.

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

Our camp uses a nano mixed material, which is resistant to high temperature and radiation. Use the mature 3D printing technology to print all buildings on the earth in less time. Then we will repack all the buildings and transport them from the earth to the moon by rocket in three batches. The first batch of astronauts to transport the necessary parts of life (residence, plant cabin, oxygen generator, water recovery system, biogas power generation system and solar power generation system), so that astronauts can adapt to the lunar environment first. The second batch of necessary parts for ore Research (laboratory, mining vehicle, mining vehicle ) will be transported to start work. The rest of the third shipment (recreation room, medical room).

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

Our camp will use a nano hybrid material. Space radiation will be absorbed when encountering this material. At the same time, this material has good high temperature resistance, so as to minimize the radiation received by astronauts and live and work comfortably on the moon. We are equipped with a medical room, which can carry out telemedicine. In case of emergency, doctors on earth can remotely control the equipment and operate on our astronauts. Our astronauts can also read books and exercise in the entertainment room. When they are interested, they can also play games together to relax and enhance each other’s feelings at the same time.

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

We can look for craters containing water ice at the southern level of the moon, obtain water ice from them, and then obtain daily water resources with the help of solar devices. In addition, we will establish a water recovery system on the moon (facts show that the water produced by the recycling of water vapor and urine accounts for 80% of the water used by astronauts on the space station) to recover and purify the condensate produced by water vapor in the camp and the urine of astronauts.

We plan to bring a small part of soil and plants (such as wheat, potatoes and onions) from the earth. We will use the soil to build a plant cabin. In addition, after transporting ore, the spacecraft will carry meat products when returning from the earth to ensure that astronauts can also get comprehensive nutrition in space.

The energy of the camp comes from two parts. The first is to use methane to generate electricity. Methane comes from two parts. The first part comes from the biogas digester we have established, which uses astronauts’ feces and food residues to produce biogas (mainly methane and carbon dioxide), and makes the greatest use of all available materials to reduce energy consumption. The second part is to use the excess carbon dioxide in the camp and the hydrogen produced by the electrolytic water oxygen generator, There will be a sabatir reaction between them to produce methane and water. Second, there is almost infinite solar energy in space. We have built solar power panels to generate electricity and store these electric energy.

Oxygen mainly comes from the oxygen produced by the electrolytic water oxygen generator. The photosynthesis of plants in the plant cabin can also provide us with a small amount of oxygen. Carbon dioxide mainly comes from the respiration of astronauts and plants in the plant cabin. Because nitrogen consumes less, it is a wise choice to carry it from the earth by spacecraft.

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

Our primary goal is to ensure that astronauts live safely and comfortably on the moon, try to make them feel as if they are still living on the earth, and adapt to the living environment on the moon as soon as possible. Then conduct ore research, focusing on the study of lunar ores and looking for rare substances of the moon (such as titanium, thorium, uranium, rare earth metals, etc.).

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

Each astronaut has at least nine hours of sleep a day. From 08:00 to 08:30, the astronauts get up and wash. 08:30-09:20 eat in the restaurant and listen to the earth morning news. After dinner, some astronauts went to the laboratory for ore research, and some went out to explore ore. 12: 00-13:00 for lunch, we have rich food reserves to ensure that astronauts can enjoy the same delicious food on earth in space. 13: Take a nap at 00. 14: After lunch break, check the growth of plants in the plant cabin and ensure the normal operation of oxygen generator, power generation system and water recovery system. 17: 00 for dinner. 18: 00 after work, you can relax in the entertainment room and talk to your family. If the astronauts have any sudden diseases, if they are mild, the infirmary is equipped with complete drugs. If surgery is needed, doctors on earth can operate robots for remote surgery. 20: 00, astronauts can take some time to summarize and record the progress of lunar research, and hold a small meeting in the conference room to exchange views and put forward good suggestions. At 22:00, the astronauts entered the residence to sleep.

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