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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: Light chaser

郑州轻工业大学  河南省郑州市    China 19   6 / 5
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Project description

The name of the lunar camp we designed is called Light Tracker, which includes energy supply system, lunar rover assembly area and astronaut residence area, etc. Our designed lunar camp is mainly used for scientific research, development and utilization of lunar resources and establishment of deep space exploration space station, etc., so that the moon will eventually become a huge, stable and fully functional “natural space station”, a common scientific laboratory for human beings and a research and test base, outpost and material transfer station for deep space exploration.

2.1 Where do you want to build your Moon Camp?

We want to build a lunar camp in Tycho crater near the south pole of the moon. Tycho crater is a crater with a sharp mountain wall, one side illuminated by sunlight and the other side in the shadow. Overall, the pit bottom is relatively flat, which is conducive to the take-off and landing of the lunar spacecraft. The most important thing is that there is enough sunshine to facilitate the production of solar energy, and it is close to many craters. There is a possibility that there is water ice inside these craters for human needs.

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

Lunar basalt has good compressive properties and moderate tensile properties. In addition, the moon also contains aluminum and iron, and aluminum or steel obtained by smelting can be used as important building materials; Urea contained in urine is a good adhesive. Adding urea to the lunar geopolymer mixture has a better effect than other common plasticizers and can reduce the demand for water. The bionic earthworm underground burrowing robot, which has a strain sensor, can drill holes, manipulate, locate and navigate underground, and carry out underground mining and construction. The tail of the robot is provided with a 3D printer, which can print pipelines in time by using cuttings. Moreover, the mixture printed by 3D printer is proved to be stronger and maintains good workability, which greatly increases its extensibility and durability, and improves the durability of buildings.

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 semi-underground structure of the base is helpful to reduce the harm of radiation and resist the impact of micrometeors from space.The ground part is made of concrete made of lunar rocks, etc. to build a huge ceiling, and the outside of the ceiling is covered with a thick layer of lunar soil to prevent cosmic rays from shining. Underground buildings can also effectively resist the extreme temperature of the moon.

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

The mirror is used to reflect sunlight to melt ice, and then water is collected in the groove at the lower part of the dome. A temperature-controlled heating device is added below the bottom of the groove to ensure that the water will not solidify into ice and can smoothly flow into the water decomposition device through the pipeline. We have also built a simple water intake device, which can be accessed through a drill bit, using leaves to generate water vapor volatiles, and directly obtaining water vapor through the lunar soil.

The first is dehydrated water from the earth to the moon food and sticky foods and to plant seeds, building plant module on the moon, plant module using etfe film, good film by low temperature resistance, high transparency, easy to clean, with good resistance to high temperature resistance, corrosion resistance and weatherability, the service life of at least 25-35 years.To improve the lunar soil to grow plants, cosmic ray intensity greater than the earth, so the possibility of variation in plants than the Earth, we can thus access to food.

Solar energy is converted into electric energy and heat energy through bionic solar panels, which have the ability to track the position of the sun. Using the dual-axis tracking technology of GPS, it can always be in the direction with the highest efficiency, and can generate 40% more electric energy than traditional solar energy. Nuclear power plants use helium 3 on the moon to provide electric energy through nuclear fusion. Molten salt thermal power plants generate steam above 500 degrees Celsius through heat transfer medium to push steam turbines to generate electricity through the principle of solar photothermal power generation.

The lunar soil is rich in oxygen, which accounts for 45% of these minerals. Mining these minerals will release oxygen for people to breathe, and it can also provide oxygen for human beings through photosynthesis of plants.

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

In the aspect of scientific research, taking the development of lunar resources as the main task, the reserves of lunar resources are scientifically studied and explored. Build a lunar base with a controlled ecological environment with a life support system, carry out lunar architecture, transportation, mining, material processing and various scientific research, and make scientific research and technical preparations for building a lunar village suitable for human habitation in the future, so that the moon will eventually become a huge, stable and fully functional “natural space station”.

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

In the morning, astronauts wake up from bed and wash in the living area to start a new day. Astronauts come to the restaurant for breakfast to replenish their strength. After dinner, go to the control room to check the operation of the equipment, and then remotely control the lunar rover to collect lunar soil. When the lunar rover comes back, the astronauts wear spacesuits, bring oxygen devices and take the lunar soil back to the camp. Have a rest after lunch, and then put the lunar soil into the laboratory for research. In the evening, astronauts can go to the exercise area to exercise, or chat and play games together, and then go back to the accommodation area to take a shower and sleep.

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