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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: Upwarding Men

郑州轻工业大学附属中学  河南省郑州市    China 19, 18, 17   5 / 0
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Project description

Upwarding Men aims to land on the moon and live on the moon. Taking into account the various unfavorable factors of the moon, we plan to build the base in a crater at the north pole of the moon to reduce radiation; to build a lunar camp inward from the rock wall, to build a radar above the crater, to build solar panels throughout the crater wall, to build a nuclear fusion device at the bottom of the crater, and to build a rover system. The construction of the moon camp refers to the technology of Ding Lieyun’s team and Japanese architecture, through 3D printing technology to print out the moon bricks with mortise and mortise structure, after splicing, the use of rigid structure characteristics, the entire lunar base areas are designed as a box structure to reduce the impact of the moon earthquake. The moon has a long illumination time at the north pole, and we will use solar cells to obtain energy. The lunar poles contain abundant sailors and lunar dust: rovers are used to obtain material, which is put into a regolith charge-in system to obtain water and oxygen. Through greenhouse greenhouse technology, enough food is obtained on the moon.

2.1 Where do you want to build your Moon Camp?

Inside a crater at the north pole of the Moon. The Arctic is sunny and conducive to solar cells; the lunar helium-3 content is high, which is used for nuclear fusion to generate electricity. The arctic region’s water ice resources can provide astronauts with water and oxygen. In the crater, the space radiation is relatively small, and the temperature near the polar region is -50 ° ~ 0 °, the temperature difference is relatively small, and greenhouse cultivation has advantages, which is conducive to the survival of astronauts.

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

For the construction of the base, we plan to use 3D printing technology, the use of lunar dust, through the print with mortise and tenon joint structure of the brick, joining together for building materials and its heat. Used in the process of building shockproof advantages of rigid structure housing in Japan, will base within the crater wall, avoids the influence of seismic, anti-radiation effect, also can prevent the meteorite crashed again.

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

On the moon, radiation, lunar earthquake, extreme conditions, air shortage, food shortage, etc. are all dangerous dangers. The base is built in the wall of a crater. In the construction process, Japanese building earthquake prevention technology can be used to prevent radiation and moon earthquakes. With solar panels and the long illuminationtime of the northern lights,longterm  power supply can be obtained, and nuclear fusion devices can be built. The base is equipped with a heating system to control the temperature within the appropriate range. Obtain enough oxygen by putting moon dust into the regolith charge-in system. Build planting areas in the base and use agricultural greenhouse technology to obtain food sources for a long time.

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

Water is one of the important resources for human survival. The Arctic of the moon is full of frozen ice. A probe vehicle can dig out a mixture of frozen ice and lunar dust, put it into the regolith charge-in system, and obtain water at high temperature for astronauts.

Electricity is obtained through solar cells, part of which is used for heating greenhouses and partly for lighting plants; the carbon dioxide generated by astronauts’ lives and water obtained through excreta treatment systems and some elements are used for plant photosynthesis. The base planting area is equipped with hydroponic area and soil culture area, and different crops are planted. Astronauts carry meat products (for emergency use or life improvement), plant seeds, fertilizers, etc. before landing on the moon.

The moon’s northern lights have sufficient lighting time to obtain electricity through solar panels; the water elements in the frozen ice of the moon obtain a large amount of deuterium and tritium through electrolytic water, which are used to generate electricity through nuclear fusion devices.

Oxygen accounts for 43% of lunar dust. Through the detection vehicle, the moon dust is put into the regolith charge-in system to heat enough oxygen. Transmit gas to all locations of the base through the gas transmission channel.

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

Considering that human exploration of the moon is extremely limited, our team’s design is mainly used for scientific research. How to improve the living conditions of astronauts on the moon, study the geological composition under lunar dust and frozen soil, the impact of radiation on seeds, the impact of radiation on building materials, the impact of long-term low gravity on astronauts, study the activities of the moon, observe the impact of solar storms on lunar life, and so on.

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

Under the influence of the moon’s low gravity, extreme temperature, large radiation and thin air, life for astronauts is extremely difficult.

Astronauts wake up every day, wash and gargle briefly, and start eating breakfast. After breakfast, we need to fertilize and water the plants in the greenhouse. After that, they will arrive at their respective project offices for research, such as observing the growth of plants in radiation, observing solar radiation, studying the composition differences of lunar dust around the moon, etc.

Arrive at lunchtime. After lunch, astronauts take daily exercise to promote blood circulation. After the exercise, the astronauts continued their research.

Before dinner, all astronauts should give a report on their tasks in one day.

After dinner time, astronauts have their own time. Because they are located in the north pole, radio waves are conducive to contact with the northern hemisphere of the earth. They can have a video connection with their families and have a competition between astronauts, such as chess.

If necessary, astronauts also need to wear spacesuits and set foot on the surface of the moon for outdoor work.

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