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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: landing plan

郑州轻工业大学附属中学  河南省郑州市    China 19, 17   4 / 0
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Project description

The lunar camp is planned to carry out some astronomical exploration activities in order to find a foothold for the survival of human beings farther away. First of all, we have to find a suitable place to build our base, collect sunlight energy to use existing equipment to produce electricity, use lunar ice to convert into the water resources we need, use oxygen supply equipment to electrolyze water to produce oxygen, through understanding the previous experience of astronauts landing on the moon, we can use the fertile soil on the moon to seal the cultivation of vegetables, and by raising yellow mealworms to obtain protein, many projects can be carried out on the moon. Some people will ask what is the purpose of building this base? In fact, it is possible to use the surface rock chips on the moon to cultivate artificial stone and fluoropolymer synthetic materials to strengthen the impact, and it is easy to obtain impact resistance. And, of course, our key observatories for the observance of the moon’s surroundings and surface material to keep our camps running.

2.1 Where do you want to build your Moon Camp?

Where the lunar camp is built is an important question, and communication with Earth will not be interrupted. But the moon’s night energy supply is a challenge. The lunar poles have access to extractable lunar ice and are well fed, but communication with Earth is intermittent. We considered it all and felt that polar regions were a good choice.

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

In the laboratory of the German Aerospace Center, artificial stones are cultivated using surface rock chips. In Spol’s lab, a beam of intense light is focused on a coin-sized light plate, producing temperatures of up to 1100°C to fuse several layers of powder. After a while, these powder layers grow into dark black granular bricks, which is the same as 3D printing. Sperl said they are strong enough to withstand earthquakes on the moon, further strengthening the strength of the material to build houses, we are using local surface rock cuttings to cultivate artificial stone and fluoropolymer synthesis to produce high-strength building materials, can defend against natural factors on the moon, the shape of the house is a simple and resistant honeycomb type.

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

Since there is no atmosphere on the Moon, the lunar surface is directly exposed to space. Thus the temperature of the lunar surface changes very drastically. During the hottest day, the lunar surface temperature can reach 127 °C; at the coldest time of the night, the temperature can drop to – 183 °C. There is no atmosphere and no water, so survival is very difficult. And we designed the lunar camp base without worrying about this problem, our base has heating supply equipment, through the heating pipe into each project room, our base is very strong to withstand some natural attacks. We have radar detection that can detect the arrival of risk factors, which is enough to ensure our personal safety.

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

Use the ice on the moon to purify it into the water we need.

We had food growing places and silkworm farms that were enough to satisfy our food and dressing problems.

By receiving sunlight, photovoltaic cells can generate electricity, and solar concentrators can generate heat that can be used to keep the night warm through heating ducts. Solar-powered electrolyzers can break down water into oxygen and hydrogen, which is transported through pipes to various areas, which is used to make fuel or put into fuel cells to power at night.

Electrolyzers break down water into oxygen, which is piped into each project room .

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

We established the lunar camp mainly for scientific research, and our camp has a special research room to conduct research work, mainly to study rare resources on the moon, such as metals and some other elements. In addition, the environment in space is very different from that of Earth, and growing crops on the moon may have some unexpected effects, which may have a positive impact on agriculture, biotechnology, etc. on Earth. And we can also do other scientific experiments on the moon, which can be compared with those on Earth to get better results. In addition, we have key observatories to provide equipment support for exploration and scientific research.

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

In camp, our astronauts follow the same schedule as on Earth. In the morning, the astronauts wake up under the reminder of the sleeping equipment, after a simple wash, put on the spacesuit and go to the restaurant to have breakfast, and then they start to work in the scientific research room, the scientific research room has the latest equipment on earth, can help our astronauts work more smoothly. If needed, the astronauts will go to a plant growing center to get materials for experiments, or they will test minerals mined by the rover before putting them into storage. At night, the astronauts return to their bedrooms after finishing their work. Occasionally our astronauts can communicate with their families or report back to work from their practice rooms on Earth.

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