Srihari Shaiju's Project
Hello, I am srihari shaiju studing in 9th grade.
The Hub is designed as the building for the astronauts
to rest and sleep. It is also used for recreational
activities and for communication with Earth base.
Constant scans are taken by the astronauts to assess
their body condition for health and research purposes.
The Hatch allows the astronauts into a vacuum chamber
then allowing into the Hub.
The Greenhouse is the room designed for
production of fruits and vegetables from
nurturing plants. Most of the oxygen released
during photosynthesis by these plants are
gathered into the oxygen silos for the usage of
the astronauts. The main crops grown are sweet
potatoes, spinach and carrots. The sweet potatoes
have a heating container with a bulb uptop to
represent the sun, on the other hand, spinach and
carrots are kept in cool temperatures according
to their respective requirements.
Heating & Electrolysis room
This is the room where the Ice Chunks mined are
heated using solar radiation and the obtained
water goes through a process of electrolysis to
separate its oxygen constituent. This oxygen is
then supplied to the silos.
The heating room uses the power of solar radiation to melt
the ice chunks obtained. 20 small mirrors are kept is such
an arrangement where the solar rays reflected are
concentrated onto a focus point where the container holding
the ice chunks are kept. The shutters are closed when
keeping it in position. The ice within a very small amount
of time melts giving us water. This water is then taken to
the electrolysis room...
Electrolysis is the process where two metal
rods are placed in the solvent of salts
repectively which the person wants to
seperate. Here, we want to seperate the
oxygen from the water. We also recieve
Hydrogen, which provides as a fuel for the
rocket along with the oxygen as an oxidiser.
The oxygen obtained is taken into the silos.
Since oxygen obtained is relatively less, the
process should be conducted at least upto 48
times a day, 2 times an hour.
The oxygen silos are the storage
units for the oxygen obtained from
the Greenhouse and the Electrolysis
chamber. This oxygen is also
supplied to the main Hub of the
astronauts, where they can refil
their tanks too.
The Chand Base is equipped with turrets that
fire lasers at any meteors that may pose a
threat to the base. It may be manually
controlled by the Earth Base or Hub, or
controlled by the AI that is installed in
it. The atmosphere of the Moon is thin,
hence the meteors won’t recieve any
resistence on their way to collision.
Therefore this measure is very important.
The solar panels are the main source
of energy of the Chand Base. The
solar energy is transferred to all
the Base’s structures. This method
renewable and sufficient.
The Ice Driller model- 231 is the vehicle
used by the Chand Base to obtain the Ice
Chunks from the Patches of Ice obtained at
the Poles of the Moon. It has a heated
driller that can open its corolla to suck
in the broken off ice chunks. The ID-231
can be operated interchangibly by either
Human control or the AI implemented in it.
It has a storage capacity of ice enough
for 200 KiloLitres of Water.
The Chand Base has an Antenna that is
used for communication with Earth
Base. It can be used directly from
Hub and its direction can be changed
based on where Earth is.
Why did I make the Base the way I made it?
The main mission of the Chand Base is to help
research. It would enable us to know how to take precautions for
future missions. The constant scans taken by the astronauts would
help is understand the changes that occur to the human body on
the Moon due to the constant exposure to space radiation and low
gravity. It represents the future initiatives that are to be
taken up by countries world wide. It would be easier for us to
observe the vastness of space from the Moon as unlike Earth, it
has no atmosphere to provide interference. We would be able to
explore much more and even provide as a fuel refil spot for
missions to Mars and back. In the model I have made, it provides
for most of the necessary resources and requirements that are
needed to achieve this.