2.1 Where do you want to build your Moon Camp?
The Amundsen crater provides Permanently Shadowed Regions and sunlit areas. Its flat surface is suitable for deployment of superconducting cable which can provide electricity. The PSR include areas with extremely low temperature and excessive quantity of hydrogen.
The materials in the crater are potential resource for future economical development on the moon.
The presented information is a research, conducted by Thomas Marshall Eubanks. Amundsen is located near the moon’s south pole which ensure wide resource of glacier in the area.
2.2 How do you plan to build your Moon Camp? Describe the techniques, materials and your design choices.
The building of the station is split into 4 stages. The first step consists of digging space needed for the laboratory module. The cast is moulded out of steel. After that the observation departments, animal habitats and emergency sites are constructed.
The parallel construction of the two towers built by duraluminium is the second stage. It is likely to be the longest due to the installation of communication devices, air purification and water waste processing system.
The third stage consists of transferring additional and more voluminous equipment such as emergency shutters, natural habitat scenery, nuclear reactors and solar panels.
At the last stage, which can be divided into two missions to the moon, scientists are brought to inhabit the camp and animals on which it will be experimented.
At the top of our base will be the communications room made of duralumin and closed with polycarbonate. The space there will be occupied with massive computers and routers to establish the connection to Earth and create a network range zone.
The connection between the station and the lunar surface will be provided by a retractable ramp that can be used by astronauts and vehicles. We will separately have a lift at the two entrances of the residential area that will pull up the astronauts into a depressurizer.
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 astronauts will spend their time mostly inside the main building. The materials which is built of are sufficient protection. The external buildings are related to the main one by means of tunnels, which suggests that the astronauts will once again rely on the construction of the base.
Exiting the base will be imposed in case of malfunctioning of a part of the base, for instance a nuclear reactor. It will be shut out from power and fixed manually. Astronauts will be equipped with a spacesuit that protects against lunar dust and radiation for enough time.