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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: Pioneer

郑州轻工业大学  河南省郑州市    China 19   4 / 3
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Project description

T sia is the abbreviation of the stars. The shape of the base of the Tsia moon is a six-pointed star. We want it to be like a star that keeps shining even in the silence of the universe. It is a large base that can support the daily lives, work, play and study of thousands of people, and better use of resources, allowing astronauts to reach all corners of the camp without having to go outside.
The base is constructed in three phases.
In the first phase, the robot will first land on the moon, use 3D printing technology to build a camp using lunar soil and rocks at pre-surveyed destinations, and complete the camp’s monitoring system. After most of the camp is built, robots will overhaul it to make sure the base meets basic living standards.
In the second phase, the astronauts and supplies arrive at the camp and the monitoring system is turned on. The signal station made contact with the earth, the distribution of supplies was completed, and the details of the camp began to be refined. Collect urine and use plasticizers
Synthesize from urine and concrete using 3D printing technology to solidify infrastructure and start using lunar resources such as minerals and solid water.
In the third stage, the modules in each area are improved and routinely maintained.

Original Text:
T sia是星星在的缩写。Tsia月亮底座的形状是一颗六角星。我们希望它像一颗星星,即使在宇宙的寂静中也能不断闪耀。它是一个大型基地,可以支持成千上万人的日常生活,工作,娱乐和学习,并且可以更好地利用资源,使宇航员无需走到外面就可以到达营地的各个角落。

2.1 Where do you want to build your Moon Camp?

Our base was built near the crater in the Shackleton area (0.0° east longitude, 89.9° south latitude), where the light and shadow areas meet. Here, there is a high probability that solid water richness is distributed in the crater.
In addition, there is a nearby Malapert Mountain at an altitude of 5,000 meters. No matter how the moon rotates, its crest is always visible to Earth, allowing for the construction of a large Earth-to-Earth communications center. On the backside of the mountain, it is protected by Earth year-round, allowing deep space astronomical observations.
In addition, parts of the crater rim are exposed to sunlight almost year-round, have a lot of solar energy, the polar regions have smaller temperature differences than other regions, and a large number of lunar seas are located on the far side of the moon, protected from radio noise from Earth.

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

The robot first landed there and used resources such as lunar soil and lunar rocks to build most of its body through 3D printing technology. In addition to basic materials such as concrete, we will wrap the outermost walls of the camp with a solar photovoltaic mesh for thermal insulation. Using urine and concrete from the moon to create tougher 3D printing materials. Adding urea to a mixture of lunar geopolymers (concrete-like building materials) is more effective than other common plasticizers such as naphthalene or polycarboxylates, and can reduce the need for water. The mixture from the 3D printer proved stronger and maintained good compatibility, and could easily mold fresh samples and retain their shape up to 10 times their own weight. These tougher materials are combined with 3D printing technology to further strengthen the already built camp.

Original Text:
机器人首先降落在那里,并使用月球土壤和月球岩石等资源,通过3D打印技术构建身体的大部分。除了混凝土等基本材料外,我们还将使用太阳能光伏网包裹营地的最外层墙壁,以实现隔热保暖。使用尿液和来自月球的混凝土来创建更坚韧的3D打印材料。将尿素添加到月球地聚合物(类似于混凝土的建筑材料)的混合物中比其他常见的增塑剂(如萘或聚羧酸盐)更有效,并且可以减少对水的需求 。来自3D打印机的混合物被证明更强并保持良好的兼容性,并且可以很容易地模制新鲜样品并保持其形状高达其自身重量的10倍。这些更坚韧的材料与3D打印技术相结合,以进一步加强已经建成的营地。

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


  1. The rest area is built underground, so temperature changes are not easily affected by the outside world. Inside, plenty of supplies and oxygen are stored, and escape routes are set up so that in the event of a disaster, you can escape in the escape pod.
  2. Superplasticizers can be produced from urine and lunar geopolymers. 3D printing technology is used to wrap a layer of plasticizer around the camp’s outer layer, reducing radiation and enhancing the building’s robustness.
  3. Foundation isolators, primarily seismic dampers, are deployed on foundations to absorb shock and stress from conventional lunar earthquakes, thereby increasing safety.
  4. The camp has a gym and medical room to ensure the health of the personnel.
  5. Lunar dust is highly dangerous, can damage equipment, and provides separate rooms to handle space missions.


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  1. 休息区建在地下,因此温度变化不易受到外界的影响。在里面,储存了大量的补给品和氧气,并建立了逃生路线,以便在发生灾难时,您可以在逃生舱中逃脱。
  2. 超级增塑剂可以从尿液和月球地聚合物中生产出来。3D打印技术用于在营地的外层周围包裹一层增塑剂,从而减少辐射并增强建筑物的坚固性。
  3. 地基隔离器,主要是地震阻尼器,部署在地基上,以吸收常规月球地震引起的冲击和应力,从而提高安全性。
  4. 营地设有健身房和医疗室,以确保人员的身体健康。
  5. 月球尘埃是高度危险的,可能会损坏设备,并提供单独的房间来处理太空任务。
2.4 Explain how your Moon Camp will provide the astronauts with:

1.Solid water. Using the use of the sun room principle to melt solid water, the sun room is an important way to directly use the sun’s radiant energy, the house is seen as a collector, through the architectural design of efficient insulation materials, light-transmitting materials, energy storage materials, etc. organically integrated together, so that the house absorbs and preserves as much solar energy as possible, to achieve the purpose of the house heating dissolved solid water for human use, sewage with the urine delivery system to the urine purification The waste water is sent to the urine purification room for reuse.
2.Urine purification. The water exhaled by the astronauts is collected by a condensation dryer and converted into drinkable rehydration water by a purification unit.
3.Basalt (which contains large quantities of good quality ilmenite) reacts with the hydrogen present in abundance on the Moon to produce water for daily use.

1.Three growing greenhouses. Kale, potatoes and legumes can be grown hydroponically for human consumption. Since meat is not available, the body gets its protein needs mainly from legumes.
2.Delivery of food from Earth. The use of electromagnetic catapult orbits to launch rockets to Earth for the delivery of food, medical and other supplies and the replacement of people.

1.Nuclear power plants. Physico-chemical analysis of the lunar soil has revealed that it is rich in helium 3 and that helium fusion using deuterium and helium 3 could be used as an energy source for nuclear power plants. This type of fusion is safe, non-neutron producing and easy to control. The helium 3 content of the lunar soil is estimated at 715,000 tonnes.
2.Solar energy. The lunar surface is almost devoid of atmosphere, and solar radiation can live there for a long time. Calculations show that the amount of solar radiation reaching the Moon is about 121,000 watts per year, which is 25,000 times the total amount of energy currently produced on Earth in a year.

1. Electrolysis of water (the oxygen supply room is close to the water melting room). Oxygen and hydrogen are produced by electrolysis of water and the oxygen is available for human use.
2. Electrolysis of minerals. Many quartz and minerals are present on the surface of the sphere, with silicon dioxide, aluminium oxide, iron oxide and magnesium oxide being the main components of the minerals. The electrolysis of the minerals in the nitrate layer of the Moon creates a large amount of oxygen. Scientists have estimated that each kilometre of nitrate layer contains approximately 1.4 tonnes of electrolysable minerals, creating 630 metric tonnes of oxygen.
3. The carbon dioxide emitted by the human body reacts with hydrogen in the Sabatier reactor to produce methane and oxygen.

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

1. Astronomical research. The moon has no atmosphere and does not rotate. The far side of the moon can protect itself from the geomagnetic field, which is conducive to the construction of high-resolution optical telescopes, radio telescopes and solar wind observation platforms for astronomical research.
2. Research on rare earth resources and some unknown elements. The moon has many elements and rare earth resources that are not found on the earth, and has great research value.
3. Research on plant growth in space environment.
4. Humans settled on the moon for exploration work, which is the pioneer of human exploration of space.

1. Short videos of science or lunar life can be filmed and uploaded to multimedia platforms on Earth, which not only allow people to understand lunar life, but also make money.
2. Scientific research patents can be sold.
3. Astronomical charts for sale.

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

After waking up in the rest area on the first floor every morning, I went to the control center on the first floor to check that the camp’s instructions were working. After that, I go to the gym to work out, then I go to the dining area to eat meals prepared by the robot, after which I start my morning work, my job is to take care of astrology research, but I also have partners doing mineral research and plant research on the lunar environment. At noon, after a robotic lunch and a short break in the lab, it was back to work in the afternoon. Night is my favorite time of day because my workday is over. I can go to the cafe or games room with my colleagues to relax or do some recreational sports like rock climbing, running, basketball or volleyball. Playing basketball on the moon has become one of the greatest joys of my life on the moon because gravity is so low, shooting is easy and the experience is great. Of course, taking two days off a week is also my favorite time to go to the barber shop to change my hair and mood, or go to the astronomy room to see the latest astronomical images, or talk to my family on the phone. But at the beginning and end of each month, when we don the space suits and drive the rover to collect new samples, sort them and distribute them to the appropriate labs, I don’t have time to do it. One week at the end of each month, when our experimental data is summed up, we spend almost all our free time in the library and study room every day. On top of that, we take turns filming our lives on the moon every week, updating our short video accounts on Earth, and in our free time we live stream science or just chat with people to ease our boredom and increase our connection to Fellow Earth fellows interact and exchange information. Every month, we conduct medical examinations in the medical room to ensure good health.

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