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 lunar camp is divided into five areas: living area, working area, growing area, equipment storage area and nuclear reaction area. Our Moon Camp is a scientific research project. By studying the lunar environment and growing vegetables, we can explore how to make it a scientific pioneer that meets the standards of human existence.
2.1 Where do you want to build your Moon Camp?
In view of the large temperature difference on the lunar surface, the temperature at the south pole is relatively stable. Secondly, because the lunar south pole has water ice resources, the location is the south pole. At the same time, we chose to build all areas on the lunar surface to facilitate various jobs.
2.2 How do you plan to build your Moon Camp? Describe the techniques, materials and your design choices.
We intend to ship some of the camp widgets that can be assembled into spacecraft to the moon, and for the rest, we will build them further with robots and 3D printers after we have a firm foundation on the moon. The technologies and materials we use are as follows: First, the lunar camp will be built in an oval shape in all areas of the surface, and constructed with materials that are resistant to high temperature, high cold and strong radiation. At the same time, ellipses have better compressive capacity than circles.
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 elliptical structure of the lunar camp reduces solar radiation due to its smooth surface, and is built underground to prevent the intrusion of dusty meteorites. In addition, temperature-resistant, cold-resistant and radiation-resistant materials ensure a comfortable environment for astronauts in the camp.
2.4 Explain how your Moon Camp will provide the astronauts with:
A small part of the water on the lunar camp will be transported from the earth, and the rest will be obtained from water circulation facilities and reactions. At the same time, the lunar rover will also be equipped with heating devices, so that astronauts who go out for a long time can obtain water from the frozen soil on the lunar surface; In addition, the lunar camp has a perfect water resource circulation system, which can make full use of water resources.
The lunar camp has special planting areas and space breeding projects. Among them, the camp will be arranged with red and blue LED lights to enable plants to obtain the required bioenergy.
The permanent day environment on the moon enables the camp to absorb cosmic radiation through solar panels to obtain electric energy. At the same time, the electric energy in the lunar camp will also be provided by the energy released by the established nuclear reactor through nuclear fission.
The lunar soil is rich in oxygen. Oxygen accounts for up to 45% of the mass, but it is locked in minerals such as silica (SiO2), titanium dioxide (TiO2), alumina (AI203), iron oxide (FeO) and magnesium oxide (MgO). Mining these minerals will release oxygen for people to breathe.
2.5 Explain what would be the main purpose of your Moon Camp.
The lunar camp will be used primarily for scientific research, imagining future migration plans by addressing the challenges astronauts encounter in their daily lives. At the same time, the camp will also study the composition of lunar soil and rocks, and explore resources useful to humans. In addition, plants grown on the moon will become “giant plants” because of the microgravity environment, which can be used both commercially and as a solution to the side effects of population growth.
3.1 Describe a day on the Moon for your Moon Camp astronaut crew.
Astronauts’ lives on the moon are more similar to their lives on Earth, so they don’t disturb the rhythm of their lives. First: wake up at 8:00, wash and eat breakfast until 8:30; 8:30-10:00 morning exercise in the living area; 10:00-11:30, some astronauts will check the completion of the camp, and some astronauts will be responsible for recording Plant growth in the plant care area. 11:30-12:00, lunch; 12:00-13:00, lunch break or entertainment; 13:00-16:00, some astronauts take the lunar rover to collect soil and rock samples, while the rest stay in the camp scientific research. 16:00-16:30, dinner; 16:40-19:30, after a short rest, do a day’s work report and summary, and determine the task for the next day; 19:30-22:00, astronauts recreational exercise time. Go to bed at 22:00:
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