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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: Space travelers

Colegiul National Mihai Eminescu  Suceava    Romania 16, 15   3 / 0
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Project description

Moonwalker89 is designed as a place for innovative scientific research, a first step towards human colonisation of the solar system using technology and scientific discoveries.

The lunar base is designed to shelter six people and consists of a secondary dome with a bathroom, infirmary and fitness room at ground level and six bedrooms upstairs, followed by a farm with algae ponds on either side for 02 production and aeroponic farms on either side of the ponds where we grow plants. These farms are equipped with a system of installations, using a sprayer we distribute through pipes to the roots of the plants the nutrients, then another pipe to collect the water that forms in the farms and transport it to the pond, from where it will be distributed further. Next comes the main dome, with a ground-level buffet and kitchen, which contains a circular table, sink and storage for food and utensils, and upstairs the command centre, with a circular table from which astronauts can communicate with people on Earth and get a view of the garden and Earth, followed by the laboratory, which has a work table where astronauts can study the composition of the lunar soil and rocks, the crawl space where humans can communicate with the outside world, and the storeroom where the batteries, generator and water tanks are located, as well as several storage racks.

2.1 Where do you want to build your Moon Camp?

After several searches, our team concluded that the Shackleton crater, which almost coincides with the Moon’s south pole, is the best option for our base on the Moon. Shackleton Crater has a lot of advantages, such as a marginally illuminated area 80% of the time and the area is rich in ice resources. Its interior is permanently dark, which makes it a good research site.Its floor contains a layer of about one micrometre that would contain 20% water in the form of ice.

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

Because creating the parts on the moon would be very difficult or even impossible, we decided to create the parts on the ground, and then transport them to the moon using several spacecraft.

The materials used in the base will be: titanium, a good thermal insulator, aluminium oxide glass which has a hardness similar to steel, kevlar and high quality steel.

 

After bringing all the materials and finishing the base, we will send a shuttle with supplies and then one with plants and algae to complete our farm.

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 environment on the Moon is very dangerous for the astronauts. Explain how your Moon Camp will protect them

Knowing that the environment on the Moon is very dangerous, we built the base so that our astronauts have no reason to leave the base, everything is repaired by remotely controlled robots, and when they do they wear specially designed suits to maintain their body temperature

The base is made of materials that isolate the interior environment from the exterior, so inside the base astronauts can carry out their activities in an environment similar to that on Earth.Instead of normal glass we will use aluminium oxide glass which is at least as durable as steel and remains flexible.

2.4 Explain how your Moon Camp will provide the astronauts with:
Water
Food
Power
Air

Once the base is built, water (in the form of ice) from near Shackleton Crater will be collected and transported by oak trees into the base, and then melted and purified to eliminate potential harmful impacts of other solvents on humans and plants.
Water can also be obtained by reacting FeO with H2;
Fe0 + H2 -> Fe + H2O
After using it, we filter it to increase the amount of water in the monthly base, thus being able to make larger provisions for a possible loss of energy that would not allow us to process water.

For the first few months, the astronauts will consume food brought from Earth until the plants in the garden reach maturity.
The astronauts’ food is largely composed of plants, which will be grown in aeroponic farms; where we will plant brown rice, which is a rich source of carbohydrates, fibre, vitamins (B1, B3, B6, E) and protein, and soya, which is a rich source of minerals, protein, vitamin C, fibre, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and cucumbers and strawberries because they have a high water content of 91-95% and are rich in vitamins and protein.
Astronauts will receive meat supplements from time to time from Earth to supplement their shortages.

For starters, the astronauts will generate their electricity using generators (which use H2) brought from Earth, just like H2.
After installing the 40 photovoltaic panels and batteries, enough energy will be produced to cover the daily consumption of the astronauts and their utilities (more than 1400 kWh in a month). In addition, the photovoltaic panels will also charge the batteries that the astronauts will use when the solar panels can no longer capture sunlight.
If the panels fail and the batteries cannot be used, the astronauts will still have the two generators to use until the situation is remedied.

In the first phase the astronauts will use compressed O2 tubes brought from Earth.
In the next phase, once the farm is completed, they will not need oxygen tubes unless they go outside the base.
Our farm is ideally sized to create enough oxygen for the entire team for the duration of the mission.
In the third phase, the astronauts will create O2 and H2 from water collected on the moon using electrolysis.

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

Explain what would be the main purpose of your Moon Camp (for example: commercial, scientific, and/or tourist purposes)

The main purpose of our base is research. With the help of the remotely monitored rover, we will collect rocks and ice for analysis and study in the laboratory. From these we can obtain evidence of traces of extraterrestrial life, but we can also find out the origins of substances on the Moon. In time, if large quantities of substances are discovered that would be useful on Earth, we can turn the base into a shopping mall.

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

Since the day to night range on the Moon is very wide and the astronauts will be isolated from the rest of humanity, they will have to follow a strict work schedule to maximise their work output and make the most improvements in science.

The astronauts will wake up at around 6:30 a.m. to do their morning hygiene and then meet in the kitchen for a meal.

Two of the astronauts will be in charge of farm and food management, three of the astronauts will be in charge of researching soil and rocks on the Moon, and one of the astronauts will be in charge of maintaining the lunar camp.

After their morning meal, the research astronauts will go to the laboratory where they will use remotely monitored rovers to collect rocks and ice for analysis and study in the laboratory, where the ice will become drinking water,  the other two astronauts will go to the farm where they will inspect the algae ponds and make sure everything is in order, they will also take care of the food plants, and the last astronaut will inspect all the mechanisms and devices on the lunar base and make sure they are working properly.

At 12:00 noon the astronauts will gather for lunch, after which they will each return to their work tasks.

From 18:30-19:30 the astronauts will meet in the fitness room to exercise to keep healthy and prevent muscle atrophy.

At 19:30 to gather again for dinner, it is important that astronauts balance work and relaxation and build healthy relationships with each other.

After dinner the astronauts will go up to the Command Centre where they will connect with Earth and discuss their discoveries and how the day went at Moon Camp.

Around 21:00 – 21:30 the astronauts will go to do their proper evening hygiene and then go up to their bedrooms to sleep.

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