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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: Space_Invaders

Zespół Szkół Łączności w Warszawie  Warszawa    Poland 17 to 18 years old External viewer for 3d project
Project description
Describe your Moon Camp project.

The main purpose of the base was to combine the research function, to ensure safety and the possibility of a long stay on the Moon for several astronauts.

 The base had to be self-sufficient. For this, it was necessary to secure the right energy source and to provide sufficient food.

The base consists of two connected parts. One part is located on the surface of the Moon, the other below its surface.

To protect against radiation, temperature or meteors, the entire base is covered with regolith.

The part of the base located on the surface of the moon consists of:

– garage for research rovers also acting as a technical room,

– solar power plant,

– mini nuclear power plant,

– the medical part,

– antennas for satellite communication,

– experimental plant cultivation.

Below the surface are:

– plantations with compost,

– computer and technical room,

– kitchen and dining room,

– bedroom,

– bathrooms,

– gym and relaxation room,

– recycling.

Where do you want to build your Moon Camp?

We would like to build a base near a place with coordinates N 79 30 0.00 W 46 30 0.00.

North pole, near the craters: west of Mouchez, southeast of Catena Sylvester, north of Poncelet.

Location with access to natural resources (ice, minerals and rocks with radioactive isotopes).

A place near shady craters where we would be looking for ice to collect water.

In the craters’ walls you could look for safe pits and tunnels to take refuge without having to dig the tunnel down.

The location of the base would allow good communication with the Earth and around the lunar space station and access to solar energy.

How do you plan to build your Moon Camp? Describe the techniques and materials you would use.

The base would be constructed of components and materials supplied from Earth.

The base elements would be made of light, moon-resistant and durable materials.

They would be unfolded like tents on Earth with a large share of robotic arms and rovers.

Connecting the modules would have to ensure perfect tightness so that no air escaped from the base.

Later, as the base would become more developed , materials would be sourced from the lunar surface.

Water
Food
Electricity
Air

Startup stock would have to be delivered from Earth. Topped up with ice obtained from eternally shaded craters. Ice blocks would be gathered by rovers. Some of the water would be recovered in recycling.

Startup stock would have to be delivered and then replenished from Earth. Lunar crops would enrich the astronauts’ diet.

The source of the energy for the base and rovers would be a solar and mini nuclear power plant. Radioactive elements would be obtained from the surface of the Moon.

Cylinders with the gases necessary for breathing would be delivered from the Earth. In the next step, the source of the oxygen would be crops.

How do you plan to build your Moon Camp? Which materials would you use?
The environment on the Moon is very dangerous for the astronauts. Explain how your Moon Camp will protect them.

Astronauts would wear special coveralls during the necessary walks on the lunar surface.

To shorten the exposure time, they would use the rovers to move around the area.

Most of the work would be done remotely using robotic arms e.g. on rovers.

Roofing would be used in part of the base on the surface.

In the base, astronauts would be below the surface of the Moon in safe, hermetic rooms.

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

Astronauts’ rhythm of the day on the Moon would be earth-like. But it would have to be well planned.

Regular meals, personal hygiene and medical tests would be very important.

It would be essential for astronauts to care about interpersonal contacts and mutual relations. They would spend time together in the dining room, gym and other rooms of the base.

Daily physical exercise would allow them to keep fit.

Part of their day would also be plant growing. They would systematically check the technical condition of the entire base.

An integral part of their lives would be science, research, planning of the exploitation of the Moon and planning how to acquire building materials and essential minerals.

Astronauts would have to be ensured with regular sleep and relaxation.


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