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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: Moon Creators

郑州轻工业大学  河南省郑州市    China 18   1 / 1
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Project description

Our lunar camp considers that if astronauts live in a low gravity environment for a long time, it will have a great impact on their bodies, and it will be difficult for astronauts to adapt to the gravity environment of the earth.

Therefore, our lunar camp puts forward an idea to solve this problem. We have established a large gravity device on the moon. It creates centrifugal force through rotation and simulates gravity by centrifugal force, which can help them live in an environment similar to earth’s gravity for a long time, so as to avoid the impact on their body caused by the low gravity environment of the moon.

At the same time, due to the low gravity of the moon and thin atmosphere, the resistance of camp rotation will be much less than that of the earth, and the energy consumption will be relatively less.

2.1 Where do you want to build your Moon Camp?

If we can find a suitable lava pipe, we will choose to build it here, but if not, we can also build it under the lunar ground.

 

Why two levels? First of all, the two levels of the moon are exposed to sunlight most of the time, and there is no atmosphere on the lunar surface, so solar energy can be brought into full play. Lava tubes can help us reduce the hazards of space radiation, extreme temperature and temperature difference, and space meteorites, greatly reducing the construction difficulty of the base and the requirements for construction materials.

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

The construction of the camp is divided into four stages. In addition to the rotating main body, we will use 3D printing technology to directly use lunar soil as raw materials for construction, so as to save material costs and transportation costs.

In the first stage, we will send the robots responsible for the preliminary construction to the moon. They will deal with the construction environment of the moon, mine a large enough underground space, and build the base of the camp to place the main part of the camp.

In the second stage, the main part will be transported to the moon in turn for combination and splicing. The main part of the lunar camp is to assemble the modules on the earth and transport them to the moon in turn for splicing, because the lunar camp we built can be divided into four small modules, each module has relative independence, and ensure that after one of them is damaged, the others will not be affected too soon.

In the third stage, after the construction of the main part, we will build the lunar surface. We will directly use the lunar soil to build a garage and radar on the lunar surface to produce air, water and food. At the same time, we will connect all parts of the lunar camp at this stage, that is, connect the underground and the ground, so that astronauts can shuttle freely through all parts of the camp.

The fourth stage, which has been officially completed, now we need to start the operation of all parts of the camp. The main body drives the outer ring to rotate, so as to create centrifugal force to simulate gravity. Finally, the bin on the outer ring will adjust its inclination due to the centrifugal force.

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

We will establish a completely closed earth ecological simulation system, so that astronauts can live on the moon for a long time. At the same time, we have also built a production storage warehouse to realize a self-sufficient life on the moon.

 

Every part of our camp is closely connected, including underground and aboveground. They are also connected. Because we will dig a tunnel under the lunar surface to connect it to the surface and underground, so that you can reach every place in the camp without wearing a spacesuit. But they are also independent of each other. If one place is damaged, other places will not be affected too soon.

 

Finally, the location of our camp ensures the safety of astronauts to a certain extent. Because there is no atmosphere on the moon, space radiation and meteorites have become a great threat, and underground and lava pipelines have become natural refuge ports. It can help people resist their harm to a certain extent. In addition, their temperature is also relatively appropriate, and the temperature difference between day and night is relatively small.

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

When they come to the moon, astronauts will carry some water, which will be their important circulating materials about water at the beginning of that period. They will only maintain their basic life. Later, they will mine ice water in the shadow area of the moon for subsequent life.

During the initial landing on the moon, astronauts will also bring some microorganisms from the earth to help them transform the lunar soil. With water, artificial sunlight and appropriate temperature, plants can grow on the moon.

The rotation of our camp needs to mine helium-3 on the moon, use its nuclear energy to generate electricity, generate magnetic field through power generation, and rotate the main body of the lunar camp. In principle, it is similar to the fan on the earth. But in life, we still use solar energy.

The reasons are as follows: 1. The use of helium-3 is not mature, which also shows that our camp will not rotate in the first period of time. After all, the energy that makes it rotate can not be well controlled.
2. The technology of using solar energy is very mature. At the same time, the moon is also an excellent place to use solar energy.

For the above reasons, we intend to use helium-3 nuclear energy and solar energy to complement each other.

Hydrolysis of electricity and exploitation of oxygen and other substances in the air in lunar soil should also realize the recovery and circulation of oxygen.

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

The moon is the gateway to the solar system and the first launch point for human beings to enter the universe. Such an important position must be looked after for a long time and have a good understanding of the base. This requires someone to stay on the moon for a long time. And long-term expectation on the moon is bound to bring irreversible harm to the body. Therefore, in order to enable astronauts to overcome the influence of light gravity and live on the moon for a long time, we put forward this idea.

 

At the same time, the moon is rich in clean energy helium-3, which can be sold for profit, and the moon tourism project can be carried out in the later stage. Although our focus is still on scientific research.

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

The environment of the moon is very dangerous, so someone must stay awake all the time, so that when the danger occurs, measures can be taken quickly to minimize the loss.

 

Therefore, our camp time system adopts the shift system. At present, the total number of people in the camp is 12, with six people as a group, so that their work and rest times are wrong. Because the day and night duration of the moon is different from that of the earth, we will re customize the work and rest time of a moon. Their work and rest time will be similar to that on the earth, but will be carried out in two groups.

 

First, they were awake for 15 or 16 hours and slept for 8 or 9 hours. Then came their day’s schedule:

 

The first hour after waking up is their work preparation stage, which is to get up every day and do daily things such as washing, eating, etc.

 

In the second hour, they will hand over the task with another group and plan and arrange the task of the day.

 

In the third to fourth hours, they will exercise.

 

In the fifth to sixth hours, they will have a second rest at noon.

 

The first 7 to 12 hours, their working hours, doing experiments or outdoor exploration.

 

The 13th hour is their reporting time to earth headquarters.

 

The 14th hour is the handover time between them and another group.

 

The 15th to 16th hours are their free time. They can have a rest or choose to talk to their families far away from the earth.

 

The 17th to 24th hours are their sleep time.

 

At this time, the other group had already started their whole day’s task. They will have two overlapping sober hours, mainly responsible for the two task handover, and can also strengthen cooperation and communication.

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