Lunar Base from Foster + Partners

Lunar Base from Foster + Partners

The European Space Agency is seriously working on a project involving future construction inhabited base on the moon. And, of course, one of the largest architects in the world was invited to take part in these developments - Norman Foster.
Lunar Base from Foster + Partners

Various space powers are seriously considering the idea of ​​building an inhabited base on the moon over the next few decades. There are similar programs in Russia, the United States of America and, it turns out, the European Union. Indeed, it has recently become known that the European Space Agency is working together with Foster + Partners to create a space station on the surface of the only natural satellite of the Earth.
Lunar Base from Foster + Partners

One of the main problems hindering the implementation of projects of this kind is the technical impossibility of delivering huge residential and technical modules of the future station to the moon in assembled form. And no one has yet come up with an adequate option for creating modular teams.
But the company Foster + Partners offers to throw on the moon not the modules themselves, but part of the material from which they can be made using a 3D printer. This technology has already been developed by the company's engineers and representatives of the European Space Agency in special pavilions in which the same conditions were recreated that exist on the Moon.
Lunar Base from Foster + Partners

An inflatable dome was taken as the basis for the structure of the future station, the surface of which will be covered by a 3D printer with a layer of regolith (lunar soil) and fastened with a special solution delivered from the Earth.
It is assumed that the European lunar base will be located in the area of ​​the South Pole of the Moon, in the zone of constant sunlight. Here she will be powered by electricity from him. And at first, the 3D printer itself, which will build this station, will also work from solar panels.

Watch the video: 3D-printing a lunar base (December 2019).

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