NASA, SpaceX, and various space agencies have talked about returning to the Moon and establishing a Settlement there. But what could a such a mission look like?
What sort of execting tech could be used to build our first Lunar Base there? This animation aims to demonstrate the various technologies that could be used for returning mankind to the Moon.
Difference from previous version is an addition of the Apollo scenes at the start, a few clips from a previous project and just minor tweaks.
Made by animation students from Falmouth University, in collaboration with DSEA (http://dsea.uk & https://www.facebook.com/DSEAgroup/ ) . This animation aims to show you how we can return to the Moon for good.
This animation shows an overview of what a base build inside of Shackleton Crater could look like.
The concepts shown in this animation were meant to be a representation of the following concepts:
Trans-Formers for Lunar Extreme Environments: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/trans-formers-for-lunar-extreme-environments-ensuring-long-term-operations-in-regions-of
Regolith Advanced Surface Systems Operations Robot (RASSOR) Excavator: http://technology.ksc.nasa.gov/technology/TOPS_13664_RASSOR_Excavator.htm
Lunar Surface Manipulation Systems (LSMS): http://technology.nasa.gov/patent/LAR-TOPS-73
In-Situe Resource Utilization: http://www.philipmetzger.com/blog/
(Bigelow) BA-330, and NASA Inflatable Lunar Habitat concept: http://bigelowaerospace.com/b330/ & http://www.nss.org/settlement/moon/library/LB2-303-InflatableHabitation.pdf
PISCES Robot Builder / LANCE Grading Blade:http://www.techtimes.com/articles/127062/20160122/robot-built-entire-launch-pad.htm
Modified ATHELE Platform. https://www-robotics.jpl.nasa.gov/systems/system.cfm?System=11
Lunar Greenhouses: http://www.nasa.gov/vision/earth/livingthings/25feb_greenhouses.html
3D printing of Habitat Shells, as well as several other concepts.
Animation project commissioned by DSEA Group: https://www.facebook.com/DSEAgroup
Animators were students from Falmouth University
Parts of this animation was shown at the International Space Development Conference 2018.
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