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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: Overfligh

郑州轻工业大学附属中学  河南省郑州市    China 19   4 / 2
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Project description

The lunar camp we built will be mainly used for commerce. Economic activities include lunar occupancy experience, mineral collection and sales, and green space vegetables. The site selection of the camp shall be carried out in time according to the mineral content of the lunar surface and the sunshine range. The base building is divided into residential areas, working areas and vehicles, all focusing on economic activities. Building materials mostly use anhydrous concrete that can be synthesized on the moon to repair and strengthen buildings. Energy required for daily activities, such as water and electricity, we use existing technologies and equipment to achieve self-sufficiency.

The purpose of our camp work is to establish a light in and heavy out material transportation system on the moon. We reduce the cost of obtaining materials from the earth. To plant green vegetables and mine available minerals on the moon, transport resources to the earth, and make greater use of lunar resources to promote the development of the earth is our ultimate goal.

2.1 Where do you want to build your Moon Camp?

We want to build the lunar camp near the lunar sea called storm ocean. Because the lunar sea is rich in basalt, and the ilmenite contained in basalt can be used to produce oxygen, and storm ocean is the largest lunar sea on the moon, it can ensure the needs of mining ore in the camp and do not need to change the location of the camp for a period of time. At the same time, the storm ocean is located in the area of the moon where the direct sunlight lasts for a long time, which is convenient for us to use solar panels to generate electricity. Craters and craters near the storm ocean and moon sea can provide conditions for us to explore other available materials on the lunar surface.

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

Siderite is collected on the moon and placed in the reduction unit to obtain sulfur. Then 35% sulfur is mixed with 65% lunar soil to obtain high-temperature resistant concrete, which is used as camp building materials. The living area of the camp is hexagonal, and a rest warehouse, supply room, fitness room, main control room and kitchen are built, which are connected by the central door. Solar panels and thermoelectric generators are set outside the camp to generate electricity by using the diurnal temperature difference between solar energy and the lunar surface. Electricity and water are stored in the supply room, and green vegetables are cultivated in the planting greenhouse. The transport vehicle and collection vehicle adopt the methane liquid oxygen engine which is better than the normal temperature fuel engine. The fuel methane is produced by hydrogen and carbon dioxide at high temperature through sabajet reaction. The communication means combine radio communication and quantum communication, set up a high-frequency antenna near the camp to send electromagnetic waves to the earth, and use laser ranging equipment to send laser to the satellite between the earth and the moon, and then bounce back to the earth, so as to realize quantum communication. The portable life support system backpack carried by astronauts when they go out is equipped with high-frequency radio, which can transmit the sound and biosensor data in the space suit to the communication system of the camp, and transmit the signal sent from the camp back to the astronauts.

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 base is built in the pit and protected by the weathered layer. The material is lunar concrete, which can absorb radiation, but it is not thick and airtight. It needs to be coated with epoxy coating on the outside. The top glass of the base is composed of plexiglass, polycarbonate and plexiglass, which is more protective. In order to prevent the impact of asteroid impact, we choose the camp barrier material with compression resistance, radiation resistance and toughness. In order to reduce the exposure of personnel activities to the lunar surface, the facilities required for daily life are set indoors, and the living area is connected with the planting shed by underground passage. When checking outdoor equipment and going out for mining and exploration, personnel need to wear space suits to supply oxygen and establish contact with the camp, which can also ensure life safety.

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

Using a device made by engineer dunk that can prepare water and oxygen from the lunar regolith, the power comes from a solar reactor. Dunk's preparation process uses ilmenite, which is obtained from basalt in the moon sea. Hydrogen reduces ilmenite to produce water. Existing studies show that there is ice at the poles of the moon ball. We use the collection vehicle to collect the moon ice in the Antarctic meteorite crater and melt it in the water storage area to extract water.

Food is transported from the earth and then stored, and then the reduced oxygen and carbon dioxide are used to supplement the plants in the greenhouse to promote plant growth. The dust and volcanic ash on the moon are used as the planting soil components, which is conducive to plant growth and can improve the photosynthetic efficiency of plants on the premise of ensuring sufficient sunlight and carbon dioxide.

Electric energy is generated by solar panels using sunlight. At the same time, the intelligent bicycle in the fitness room is used for human power generation. Most of the raw materials required for the production of solar panels can be collected and extracted on the surface of the moon. Therefore, we build multiple power stations. At the same time, the thermoelectric generator is used to generate power by using the temperature difference between day and night on the lunar surface. It has no rotating parts, small volume, long service life, no noise and no maintenance, higher power generation efficiency and lower cost. The core material is semiconductor, which makes use of the characteristics of large temperature difference electromotive force of semiconductor. In addition to the temperature difference between day and night, solar heat, waste fire heat and other waste heat can also be utilized.

Oxygen is mainly obtained from the earth first, and then the oxygen supply equipment in the supply room realizes the gas circulation in the camp. Similarly, the reaction device invented and manufactured by dunk is used to decompose water from the reactor in the electrolytic cell to produce hydrogen and oxygen. Oxygen is the product and hydrogen returns to the reaction process. Initially, the hydrogen that needs to be brought from the earth is used as input, which is only used in the first few hours, and then recovered by the electrolytic cell, so that the reduction reaction can be carried out continuously, so as to continuously produce oxygen.

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

The main purpose of our lunar camp is commercial operation. Its content is divided into three parts: one is to provide visitors with lunar stay experience, the other is to mine minerals for sale on earth, and the third is to plant green space vegetables and then transport them back to earth for sale. The life of visitors is divided into three parts: basic life, daily entertainment and experience of growing vegetables or picking ice. Mine cars are used to mine available minerals from the moon sea and moon ice from the Antarctic. Minerals are stored in warehouses and then transported to the earth regularly. For the sale of space vegetables, first obtain plant seeds from the earth, cultivate them in the vegetable shed of the camp, and make fertilizer from the excreta of the base personnel, which will be transported to the earth after the vegetables are mature.

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

In the morning, astronauts and scientists go to the kitchen for dinner after washing, and take a moment of physical exercise after dinner to ensure the positive mental state of life and work in the new day. Some personnel went to the main control room to check whether the camp facilities operated normally and whether the communication with the earth was normal, and made today's work arrangement and assigned the task to the members in charge of all aspects. The personnel responsible for the supply of oxygen and water resources shall go to the supply room to check the instrument readings and make records, and regularly inspect and repair the facilities to ensure the normal operation of the whole camp. The personnel in charge of vegetable cultivation shall regularly check the growth status of vegetables and make records. The personnel responsible for equipment maintenance shall regularly check whether the signal transmitter of the signal tower is normal, so as to keep in touch with the earth at any time, and check whether the fuel of transport vehicles and acquisition vehicles is sufficient. In addition, send personnel to introduce the camp to the visitors, arrange their residence and lead them to participate in the activities. After lunch, go out in batches for scientific exploration and collect rocks and minerals. A team is formed every two weeks to go to the south pole of the moon to mine lunar ice. It can also explore other unknown fields and the mysteries of the moon. Collect and sort out the research data uniformly every night, summarize today's work results, and make a routine scientific research report to the earth. After these work, you can rest and relax.

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