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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: Gipsy Danger

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

Our base is set as a place for human beings to preliminarily explore the lunar environment and try to survive, and explore the unknown and dangers on the moon. Therefore, we named it gipsy danger. The construction can support the daily life and scientific research of the four astronauts, and explore more available lunar resources and human survival possibilities.

Gipsy danger base has two research directions: one is to conduct geological survey through field investigation to find the best place for human settlement on the moon in the future; the other is to find natural resources on the moon for human survival, trying to cultivate plants in the lunar environment, and make a preliminary attempt on human resource circulation and normal life on the moon.

Our base has four modules: habitat, industrial area, investigation area and biological area. As we discover the need for new space, we will begin to build them from the materials available on the moon and begin to look for and explore resources such as water, food, electricity and air. In addition, phase change materials are used to ensure that the camp has a constant temperature environment suitable for human survival, and motion capture, VR reproduction and other technologies are used to relax and recover the astronauts, as well as relevant radar advanced detection technology to explore the geographical and geological conditions of the moon. Astronauts can adapt and focus on their research work, and their lives are as similar as those on earth as possible.

2.1 Where do you want to build your Moon Camp?

We will build a lunar camp in a suitable crater near the South Pole. Because it is rich in resources, during the day, the conditions of the south pole can provide sufficient solar energy as energy. The south pole is the most convenient place on the moon with a temperature similar to that of the earth, which is more suitable for people to live on the earth. Secondly, it can better prevent solar storms and meteorite impacts, and can collect some energy on the lunar surface, extract and prepare. Its temperature and angular velocity allow the existence of solid water, which can provide domestic water for astronauts and provide necessary resources for their survival. At the same time, Antarctica also has a large number of exposed mineral resources such as magnesium, aluminum, iron and titanium, which can be used as building materials.

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

Local materials are used to extract the required materials using the rich mineral resources on the moon and various chemical reaction principles. For example, methane fuel is required for the construction of a fuel engine at room temperature, and it can be used to electrolyze water to obtain hydrogen and react with carbon dioxide to generate methane and water, which can be recycled repeatedly. Houses can be built using 3D printing technology, which uses low-power microwave radiation, a temperature of about 1500 watts, to sinter moon dust. The lunar dust will be heated to 1200 ° C ~ 1500 ° C, slightly below the melting point, fusing the nanoparticle dust into a ceramic-like solid. 3D printing does not require the transport of adhesive materials from the earth.

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, we solve the radiation problem on the moon mainly by using high-strength insulating and radiation-proof materials. Establish a magnetic field shield at the base to solve the radiation, strengthen the protection of astronaut protective clothing against radiation, and use materials that can absorb radiation to solve the high-energy particles in cosmic rays. Second, the base built a water spray chamber at the base gate, while using TiO2 materials to design spacesuits to remove moon dust containing a large number of toxic and carcinogens. Third, the camp uses phase change materials and temperature control systems to help astronauts resist temperature and cosmic radiation. Radar at the top of the camp can monitor the arrival of large meteorites, and the lunar rover and base have the resources and communications equipment to send signals to Earth in critical situations. The camp’s rehabilitation massage equipment can relieve the pressure of the lunar environment on the astronauts’ body muscles.


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

The use of ice in the lunar soil, distilled to obtain water, in order to electrolyze water to obtain hydrogen, you can use the minerals contained in the lunar soil for chemical reactions to make water, such as titanium ferroalloys and hydrogen reactions to produce water, and then use electrolyzed water to produce hydrogen, so as to create a cycle.

Some are carried by rockets launched for the first time from the earth, and some are carried by building greenhouses suitable for crop growth. Soil and required microorganisms will be carried from the earth to cultivate crops on the lunar camp, produce food for human consumption and maintain the lives of astronauts.

Generate electricity using sunlight. In addition, the moon is also rich in energy, helium-3 is a rare gas rich in the lunar soil, which is directly injected by the solar wind into the lunar soil layer on the lunar surface, and is adsorbed by the particles of the lunar soil, which is a fuel for controlled nuclear fusion power generation. At the same time, hydrogen produced by electrolysis of water can also be produced with oxygen combustion to generate water.

The ilmen-ferroalloy reaction also makes use of the electrolysis of water, which can generate oxygen for astronauts to breathe. Reaction formula: FeTiO3+H2->Fe+TiO2+H2O and electrolyzed water reaction: 2H2O->2H2+O2.

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

The main purpose of our lunar camp is to conduct scientific research and Exploration on the lunar environment and make a preliminary exploration and attempt on the life of astronauts on the moon. In terms of scientific research, we continuously study the lunar landscape through astronauts driving a lunar rover, try to develop the resources on the moon, use new resources to invent new materials, and find out whether there is life on the moon; In terms of life, we explore how to build a living area to meet the needs of food, clothing, housing and transportation, and obtain the necessary resources such as electricity, water and air required for daily life, so as to maintain the normal life of astronauts on the moon.

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

The lunar timing is based on the earth’s primary meridian. At 6:00 in the morning, in the living area of the lunar camp under the control of the gravity system, the astronauts of the lunar camp wake up from the sleeping cabin, change the casual clothes made of special thermal insulation materials (phase change materials) from the wardrobe, and use the washing room made of gravity water outlet device. At 8:00 am, after breakfast in the living area, the astronauts arrived at the work area, started the instruments in the camp work area and industrial area, and put them into working state. At 10:00 a.m., the astronauts arrived at the industrial area of the camp to check the operation data of the instruments and feed back the information of the industrial area to the earth in time. At 12:00 noon, after lunch, the astronauts returned to the sleeping module for a lunch break. At 3:00 p.m., the astronauts put on their spacesuits, arrived outside the camp, drove the lunar rover out of the camp, conducted daily real-world survey of lunar landform, and sampled the undiscovered and unnamed soil and ore of the moon. At 17:00 PM, the astronauts returned to the camp for dinner. After dinner, they went to the work area to analyze the collected samples, upload the analysis data to the lunar satellite database, and send the data to the earth through the satellite. At 18:00 p.m., the astronauts entered the e-sports area and sat on the e-sports chair with steamed stuffed bun airbag for entertainment for an hour to get mental relaxation and physical and mental relaxation. At 19:00 PM, the astronauts closed the work area and industrial area, and the instruments were running. 20: At 00, the astronauts reported the situation to the earth monitoring station through the electronic screen in the working area. At 21:30 PM, the astronauts returned to their living quarters to rest.

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