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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: Perez Mercader

IES Juan Antonio Pérez Mercader  Corrales (Huelva)    Spain 16, 17   6 / 3
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Project description

Our Lunar Camp will have numerous facilities so that the astronaut can carry out his work and activities with the greatest possible comfort. First, it has the accommodation area, the place where the astronauts will work and rest. On the other hand, it also has a greenhouse, water tanks and solar panels. Finally, it also has an area that is used to investigate the terrain.

2.1 Where do you want to build your Moon Camp?

The best option to build the moon camp is to build it at one of the poles. There is where the temperature is more constant, between 0 and -50 degrees. If you build on one of the poles you have to be careful and build a layer of protection against meteorites. Another very good option is to build the base underground. The temperature is higher and there should be no protection against meteorites.

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

One of the main materials for construction on the moon camp that we have chosen is the lunar soil. The lunar soil contains silica which is the main body of some construction’s materials like concrete or bricks. Silica is also useful for making glass which we could use for construction. In our botanic garden, plant residues, branches, stems could be used to increase the strength of building materials. Finally, to increase the resistance of our construction material, we are going to use it to mix human urine with the other materials before using them in our 3d printer.

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

One of the greatest dangers that we can find are meteorites, that is why it can be difficult to build a lunar camp, but this is not impossible.
Before starting to build the camp, we will have to carry out a study on the moon, analyzing each of the zones and comparing them to see which zone is less attacked by meteorites. This will be the place where we will build our camp. For greater security, the camp will be located the caves and center the craters that will give it greater protection and in this will be installed meteorite detectors that will tell us well in advance and we will be able to take cover.

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

Before our astronauts arrive at the camp, we will have sent a series of robots to the moon to start building it. One of those robots will oversee going to the poles and obtaining a certain amount of water that will be stored in a tank. The camp will have a system of water recycling that will take advantage of all the water that the robot brought. Therefore, through this system all the used water will be purified, including the urine of the astronauts, and put back to the human consume.

Before our astronauts arrive at the camp, we will have sent a series of robots to the moon to start building it. One of those robots will oversee building a greenhouse so that astronauts can feed themselves. As on the moon there are periods of a lot of sun, the greenhouse will not let light through and it will be made of metal, resistant to high temperatures. On the other hand, the cultivation will be done with artificial light supplied by large spotlights. The water used for the Irrigation will be supplied by the tank that
provides water to the entire camp. Once the greenhouse is built, the robots will plant the seeds that they will have brought from the Earth.

Before our astronauts arrive at the camp, we will have sent a series of robots to the moon to start building it. One of those robots will oversee building the solar planks in a place where there are the maximum periods of sunlight. Due to the fact that there are periods of dark, these planks will have a battery that is charged while they are working. Once the energy is obtained, some specialized robots will be the ones that oversee transporting that energy to the camp. Half of the energy will be used to maintain the camp and the other half will be used to maintain the camp on the days of thark. Due to this, it will be a tan of plaks.

Before our astronauts arrive at the camp, we will have sent a series of robots to the moon to start building it. One of those robots will oversee building a cubicle next to the greenhouse connected with it with a pipeline. In this cubicle, will be collected all the oxygen that the plants produce and stock it until it flows for another tubery that connects with all the camp and in this way provides oxygen to the astronauts.

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

Our main objectives on the moon are focused on scientific investigation. We want to increase our knowledge for the moon’s atmosphere and terrain (geological study) and investigate the amount of existing water which is mainly frozen. The most important, we want to check the possibility of continuing to send research to the moon, even in the future the possibility that humans can inhabit it. That’s why we need to investigate the exploitation of lunar resources and analyze the problems and advantages of all sectors of the moon.

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

It’s essential that the group of astronauts maintain physical and mental health, and for this we have a series of considerations before organizing the schedule: The human being has a biorhythm adapted to a cycle of 24 hours, the Moon takes 27 d, 7h., 43 min and 11.5 s, to rotate on its own axis, and the color of the sky always looks dark because it has no atmosphere that scatters light but an exosphere.

The group of astronauts is made up of twelve people,who will be divided into two groups with two different schedules, in order to ensure that there are always at least six people on alert.

Each group consists of two engineers, a biologist, a doctor-psychologist and two scientists.

Subgroup A

6:00 – 7:00: Breakfast;

7:00-8:00: Physical training and grooming;


12:00-13:00 Lunch;

13:00-15:00 Personal time;

15:00- 19:00 Fieldwork-

19:00- 20:00 – Physical exercise,

20:00-21:00 Lunch,

21:00-22:00 free

time, 22:00-6:00-Sleep time.

Subgroup B

6:00-14:00 Sleep time;

14:00-15:00 Breakfast;

15:00-16:00h Physical training and grooming;

16:00-20:00 Fieldwork (3 hours in common with the other subgroup).

20:00-21:00 Food (in common with the other subgroup),

21:00-23:00 free time,

23:00-3:00 Group work;

3.00-4:00 physical exercise;

4:00-5:00 Food;

5:00-6:00 free time.

The development of fieldwork is divided into three sections.

  1. Maintenance of computer and robotic facilities and equipment.

Engineers will review the proper functioning of the base, facilities, power and water supply, thermoelectric generators, communications with ESA and the perfect functioning of the Rovers.

  1. Care of the greenhouse and collection

The two biologists will oversee the greenhouse and the good condition of the food to be ingested, and the quality of the water. They will also analyze samples collected from the lunar surface.

The two doctors will collaborate with the biologists and take care of the physical and mental state of the group.

  1. Research (sampling and analysis).

Scientists will collect samples from the lunar surface. They will analyze theresulting data and those provided by the camp’s instruments such as the weather station, radars, spectrometers, etc.

  1. Sharing of the work done and communication to the ESA base.

The twelve astronauts will have three hours of work in common, to organize the activities to be developed and communicate the results to ESA.

From 16:00 to 19:00h.

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