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.
Our base is an area to live, work and do scientific research on the moon. It includes residential area, planting area, experimental activity area, nuclear reaction area and a series of areas. From the initial completion of the base to basically self-sufficient energy cycle. It can support 3 ~ 4 people for daily life and experimental activities. It aims to better carry out astronomical observations, develop lunar resources, explore the moon and explore the universe with all possibilities. It provides a foothold for mankind to explore further targets and is an outpost for mankind to go further into deep space.
2.1 Where do you want to build your Moon Camp?
Our lunar base will be built on the edge of a craters at the moon’s South Pole, an area of near-constant daylight，where there is plenty of sunlight for solar power.It is also located near a permanently Shadowed area where frozen ice can be stored to provide astronauts with plenty of water. The 5,000-metre-high peaks allow communications antennas to beam data to Earth unimpeded, and the large number of craters also provide rich mineral resources.
2.2 How do you plan to build your Moon Camp? Describe the techniques, materials and your design choices.
We plan to use multiple rocket launch complete base construction and make it run long term.In the first few times launches, the core components of the base and the astronauts will be sent to the moon.Specially designed structure will make the astronauts completed the preliminary rests without external force.In following launches, the rest of the base and heavy lifting equipment will be sent to the moon for final construction.During the operation, there will also be transport spacecraft shuttling supplies back and forth to the Moon.
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 camp will have a multi-layered composite outer wall to shield the whole base from harmful radiation, high temperatures from the sun and lunar dust, as well as some small meteorites. The camp is equipped with a high-powered early-warning radar that can detect incoming meteorites, allowing the astronauts to react quickly. The base’s active interceptor will launch a nuke to shatter the meteorite. In case of emergency, astronauts can return to the orbital module in the lunar orbit through the emergency escape rocket on the launch pad.
2.4 Explain how your Moon Camp will provide the astronauts with:
A The base will store a small amount of water from Earth.Most of the water for life will need to be collected from the permafrost by astronauts on a lunar rover. Treatment units at the base purify them into clean water, and a built-in water recycling system maximizes water recovery and reuse.
The camp has special growing areas where staples such as potatoes can be grown. Meat and other food will be transported regularly by cargo ships. The base has special refrigeration facilities to store the food. There is also an emergency food supply for astronauts to survive until evacuation if other food is not available.
The polar day condition allow the panels to provide a constant supply of energy and recharge batteries. The base is equipped with magnetically confined helium-3 fusion reactors to provide power for high-power equipment. In emergency situations, hydrogen fuel cells at the base can provide emergency power from hydrogen produced by hydroelectricity.
There is a powerful air circulation system in the camp,which monitors the indoor air condition and converts the carbon dioxide produced by breathing back into oxygen. The oxygen produced by the electrolysis device will also be released into the air,so that the camp environment is very similar to earth. In an emergency, the oxygen-generating substances in the base will be used to keep the astronauts safe.
2.5 Explain what would be the main purpose of your Moon Camp.
On the moon, we can learn more about the moon in detail, such as its structure, moon and solar wind. There will also be more sources and directions for energy on Earth, such as tritium, which can be used for thermonuclear fusion. Furthermore, the moon’s vacuum conditions could be exploited for more detailed scientific research. And the moon’s low gravity could also be used to launch rockets and other space exploration tools, making space travel more efficient.
3.1 Describe a day on the Moon for your Moon Camp astronaut crew.
In order to ensure the normal work of the astronauts, all schedules are arranged as close to life on earth as possible. At 7.00 in the morning, all the astronauts wake up from their sleep, wash and have breakfast, and at 8.00, their morning work officially begins. The four astronauts will be divided into two groups, one group will grow in the area to take care of carefully cultivated plants and the other group will do their scientific work in the scientific research area, the morning work ends at 11:00.It’s time for astronauts to have lunch and lunch break from 11.00 to 13.00. After lunch, they will have A period of time at their disposal.They can do anything they love to, either for entertainment or exercise. Then comes the afternoon work. One group will drive the lunar rover, going out to explore and to excavate lunar resources such as frozen ice. The other group will stay at the camp, overhauling the camp and providing remote technical support to their traveling companions.At 17.00, the whole day’s work is done and the astronauts can have some free time after dinner. At 19.30, all the members gather in the conference room to summarize the work of the day and plan the forward work. The headquarters of the earth will also participate in the meeting.At 20.00, the astronauts finish washing up before going to bed, and within about half an hour, they will return to their sleeping compartment one after another to rest to have enough energy for the next day’s work.
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