This project aimed to show a possible scenario for mankind's return to the Moon, soon, and by using existing tech/concepts. Concepts are shown below but not this is an early preview, final animation due in June 2017
Concepts such as:
Lunar Comms Relay: 0:16 to 0:34 Various concepts including LLCD:
NASA: TransFormers for Lunar Extreme Environments : 0:50 to 2:40 https://www.nasa.gov/feature/trans-formers-for-lunar-extreme-environments-ensuring-long-term-operations-in-regions-of
PISCES Robot Builder / LANCE Grading Blade: 2:42 to 3:04 http://www.techtimes.com/articles/127062/20160122/robot-built-entire-launch-pad.htm
Pg 10 of : https://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/20100021362.pdf
Regolith Advanced Surface Systems Operations Robot (RASSOR) Excavator: 3:06 to 3:30 http://technology.ksc.nasa.gov/technology/TOPS_13664_RASSOR_Excavator.htm
In-Situe Resource Utilization:
Various sources: http://www.philipmetzger.com/blog/
Crane is utilising Lunar Surface Manipulation Systems (LSMS): 4:08 to 4:40 http://technology.nasa.gov/patent/LAR-TOPS-73
(Bigelow) BA-330, and NASA Inflatable Lunar Habitat concept: 4:08 to 5:10 http://bigelowaerospace.com/b330/ & http://www.nss.org/settlement/moon/library/LB2-303-InflatableHabitation.pdf
Modified ATHLETE Platform as base for 3D Printer: 4:40 to 5:10 . https://www-robotics.jpl.nasa.gov/systems/system.cfm?System=11
Example of 3D printing video: https://youtu.be/DQ5Elbvvr1M
Lunar Greenhouses, incorporated into a modified BA-330 : 5:11 to 5:28 http://www.nasa.gov/vision/earth/livingthings/25feb_greenhouses.html
3D printing of Habitat Shells, as well as several other concepts.
NASA Altair Lander: 5:27 to 5:47.
Music track is a clip from Stellardrone's "I dont belong here".
Feel free to visit Stellardrones Facebook page:
and website https://stellardrone.bandcamp.com/
Animation project commissioned by DSEA Group: https://www.facebook.com/DSEAgroup
Animators were final year students from Glasgow Caledonian University .http://www.gcu.ac.uk/
Animators were: Scott Begg, Diane Burton, Sadiq Katani and Greg Miller. Supervising LEcturers were Steven Anderson and Eddie Horn.
Apologies for the poor audio quality!
This is the first in a series of STEM education outreach events that I run within Iraq.
This is a part of a project where I aim to support STEM Education within Iraq, the project also includes other regions such as Turkey, Jordan, and Syria.
This video is the first event with Dr Philip T Metzger and Dr Robert Zubrin.
Special Thanks to:
Canaan Martin (LiftPort Group) : http://lunarelevator.com/
David Evans (DSEA) : http://about.me/DaveTheEpic
We are looking at making more animations about Aerospace concepts, as well as possibly revising this animation to correct errors as well as add in a descriptive narration.
For permission to reuse any material shown in this animation, please contact myself via vimeo , Google+, DSEA's facebook page, or my e-mail "Davie.Evans(at)hotmail.co.uk", with the Title "Lunar based Space Elevator Concept" !