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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: The french mooners

Lycée Nazareth-Haffreingue  Boulogne sur mer    France 17, 18   3 / 2
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Project description

We have chosen this project because in our curriculum, modeling is the thing we have enjoyed the most studying this year, indeed moon camp has given us the opportunity to use fusion 360. Through that project we can ask ourselves if we could ever live on the moon. This project was made for two scientists to live in indeterminate time on the moon, that’s why we began to think about the different problems they came across. Our lunar base is composed of a laboratory in the middle and all around stands a greenhouse,  storage depots, observation areas, a living room (kitchen and lounge), a bedroom, a bathroom and a garage.

2.1 Where do you want to build your Moon Camp?

For the location of the base, we thought of installing it in an existing crater in order to create a dome above the station

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

The Moon camp is made of Kevlar and many windows similar to the one we can find on the ISS. The pyramid in the center is imposing, that shows that it is the scientific field which dominates in the base (because it is in the pyramid that we find all the laboratory instruments and the computers). And the spheres are put all around the pyramid to show that everything leads to it.

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

¤ solution to  radiation solar : On the Moon the dose of solar radiation is more puissant than on Earth, so we must provide windows that reduce this overload in order to protect us from cosmic radiation.For the windows, it would be necessary to put the windows found in the ISS (the Cupola) throughout the station.

¤ solution in front meteorite drop : set up a dome above the station but this will pollute the visual and it would be necessary to create an exit to be able to go out to extract the ice water in the various terrestrial caves. Either a probe placed on the asteroid with a large engine to push it, or a probe in orbit around the asteroid which will exert on it an attraction which will modify its trajectory.

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

As water is difficult to transport, we have to install many water collectors. In order to renew the dirty water into drinking water we can treat it in UV lamp pumps.
We will look for liquid water near the crater. If there is no or not enough liquid water, we draw water from the ice deposits under the ground. We have designed a system for this. We can drill a steel pipe to collect it. To prevent this water from freezing, a second ammonia-based heat exchanger is installed.

To feed yourself on the station, you would have to take what you need from Earth and transport it to the station. In order to continue to create food stocks, some vegetables will be grown in a greenhouse.

To use electricity on the base we use solar energy with solar panels. If the solar panels are not enough to give more electricity for the station, we use mechanical energy. When water is treated, as it is in motion, we can use this mouvement to create electricity (hydroelectricity). On the Moon we don’t find the same temperature at the Earth so we have to put a heating system. We had thought of the ACTS radiator. This is a heat exchanger connected to a water cooling loop that circulates in 6 m2 aluminum radiators located outside the space station. The excess calories are captured and then transported by the water loop to the radiators which dissipate the heat into the interstellar vacuum.
As the only energy present on the moon is electricity, we will need autonomous electric cars. Audi is responding to our demands, as AI:TRAIL is autonomous and suitable for all surfaces.

The Moon’s environment does not allow the creation of natural O2 (no photosynthesis) : solution: according to several studies, it would be able to extract oxygen thanks to certain lunar rocks. Regolith (the part of the ground covering the source rock) is composed of 48% oxygen but not in a gaseous state so on the station we must create a machine that can extract enough oxygen to accommodate 3 people. Each cubic meter of lunar regolith contains an average of 1.4 tons of minerals, including about 630 kilograms of oxygen and for the air to be well renewed, it would be necessary to put an air purifier in each room.

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

The moon camp has a scientific interest, all the research done there will allow to create a way of living on the moon.

3.1 Describe a day on the Moon for your Moon Camp astronaut crew.
  • 7:00 am : astronauts wake up
  • 7:15 am: shower in fitted bathroom
  • 7:25 am: breakfast
  • 7:40 am 10:00 am: divide up the tasks for the experiments to be carried out
  • 10h:10am-11:10 am: fill in the papers regarding the experiments.
  • 11:15am-12:00am: mandatory daily sport session
  • 12:15pm-01:00 pm: lunchtime
  • 01:00 pm-01:30 pm : break
  • 13:30pm-16:00pm: outing on the moon to pick up the rocks and the date
  • 16:15pm-17:00pm : vegetable garden time
  • 17:00pm-19:00pm : analysis of the data following the expedition
  • 19:00pm-20:00pm : dinner
  • 20:15pm-21:00pm : sending of the daily report to planet earth
  • 21:00pm : bedtime

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