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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: Amadis

Shanghai QingPu Senior High School  Shanghai    China 16, 15   6 / 0
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Project description

Our base is designed as a scientific research institute for lunar exploration. The base is made of silver as the main body, and the appearance is beautiful. It is divided into experimental area, living area, planting area and communication area, and also contains two kinds of outdoor lunar rovers, which have the role of exploration and excavation. The base is divided into two layers, the upper layer is half exposed to the lunar surface and the lower layer is underground. Four astronauts can live in the base at the same time, conduct daily life, and conduct scientific research. The base aims to complete various scientific research projects, provide a better and more efficient experimental base for the world, analyze and explore the lunar environment, mineral resources and detect the lunar surface climate, complete the collection of various data on the lunar surface, analyze the distribution of lunar minerals and test the feasibility of lunar base construction, and do a good job in outpost work for the development and utilization of lunar mineral resources in the future construction of large bases on the moon.

2.1 Where do you want to build your Moon Camp?

Where do you want to build a lunar camp?

We decided to build our lunar base by the crater at the lunar South Pole.First, the temperature is recently close to that on Earth and is the most habitable place on the moon.Second, there are rich resources, water ice provides the necessary supplies for astronauts, and the sun for most of the time provides enough energy for the camp.The battery pack can supply electricity during the night.Not only that, but craters give us shelter.

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

How do you plan to build your lunar camp?Describe the techniques and materials that you will use.

The camp is designed to be semi-buried, the living quarters will be placed underground to provide astronauts with a safe and comfortable environment to withstand radiation and meteorite threats, and its construction will be completed in two steps:

Step 1: Build the main modules on Earth, and then send them separately with payload rockets.The living areas and planting areas that sustain the astronauts will be sent first.The walls of the module are mainly made of titanium.The rover will prepare for the landing platform.

Step 2: Furniture and astronauts will be sent to the moon.The rover helps astronauts excavate the lunar regolith by covering the camp surface via a 3D printer to block radiation..

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 environment on the moon is very dangerous for the astronauts.Explain how your moon camp will protect them:

The moon does not have an atmosphere like Earth and could be identified as a vacuum, so we decided to lay insulation in the walls while using the regolith covering the camp surface to protect solar radiation.In addition, for the possible meteorite impact of the lunar camp, we built the main part underground, and used a conical dome to minimize the meteorite impact.For astronauts’ work, we specially designed a rover to ensure the personal safety of astronauts during the work stage.

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

Water: Most of the water will come from the ice in the permanent shadow pit. The astronauts will drive a Lunar Rover to collect them, then melt and purify them in the camp.The walls of the camp are lined with water cycle pipes to make the most of the water. Using instruments to detect water in soil cultivation makes every drop of water available for use. An alternative water source can also be created by burning hydrogen and oxygen if insufficient.

Food: The camp has extensive growing areas, greenhouses, incubators. The main food is potatoes, corn and other plants, most of which rely on electric lights or the Moon’s own light survival, there are some of the earth’s emergency food and artificial meat farming for backup.Meat supplements can be done once in about 4 months. The fields are semi-automated farms, monitored.

Electricity:We will use solar energy to generate electricity, and we will build as many solar panels as possible near each base to ensure sufficient energy.And there will be large battery packs to store excess energy to avoid meteorite impact causing damage to the panels and other emergencies.

Air: We will transport oxygen, nitrogen and carbon dioxide on earth to the moon through high pressure to store it for reserve,oxygen and hydrogen can be obtained by electrolysis water. Other gases, for example, carbon dioxide,since scientists have found the existence of a cold carbon dioxide trap on the moon,it can be obtained by mining dry ice, and nitrogen is barely available on the moon, so it can only be supplied through the Earth.

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

The lunar camp we designed this time aims to complete the collection of various data on the lunar surface, analyze the distribution of lunar minerals and test the feasibility of lunar base construction, and do a good job in outpost work for the development and utilization of lunar mineral resources in the future construction of large bases on the moon.

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

A day for astronauts at a lunar camp:

In the morning, he will wake up in the living area, leave the living area after washing and eating breakfast, and go to the laboratory to conduct daily research experiments, mainly the analysis and exploration of the lunar environment, mineral resources, and the detection of the lunar surface climate.

Or may board the lunar rover to go out on field work, field expeditions, and collect various parts of the moon.

Conduct scientific research projects in the morning, return to the living area at noon to complete lunch, and everyone can have an hour’s lunch break.

In the afternoon, daily exercises are completed, as well as the inspection and maintenance of the base’s operating facilities, as well as the care of plants in the planting area.

After dinner, astronauts can organize some collective entertainment projects, psychological counseling, etc. He also reached a routine communication with Earth before going to bed to report on the situation of the base.


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