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We create Space
MoonAixperts - since 2021
We are a team of RWTH Aachen University students participating in 'Over The Dusty Moon Challenge' hosted by Colorado School of Mines & Lockheed Martin.
Together we develope a high-volume transport system for regolith.
The foundation of life on the moon?
What is regOne?A modular high volume transport system for lunar Regolith.
What is lunar Regolith?Regolith is a collective term for the upper layer of a stony soil. Such layers exist on earth as well as on other planets of our solar system like the moon.
Why is there a need for a regolith transport system on the moon?To enable ISRU a constant and homogeneous stream of material is necessary. ISRU (in situ resource utilization) is the use of extraterrestrial resources on site. This technic is the first step for an independent and affordable extraterrestrial outpost. Such outpost could serve as a lab, training ground and interstellar hub for further exploration of the solar system.
What can be made out of lunar regolith?As lunar regolith contains Oxygen (O), Iron (Fe), Silizium (Si), Aluminium (Al), Calcium (Ca), Magnesium (Mg) and others it can be used for the following: Rocket-fuel-production, solar-sintering and 3D-printing.
Can the system regONE fly?No. The system is stationary.
What is the theoretical foundation of MoonAixperts work?We acknowledge that both underlying concepts (vertical  and horizontal ) are based on peer-reviewed papers by Hioyuki Kawamoto from Waseda University (firstname.lastname@example.org). Our team has made changes to both concepts, resulting in a complete regolith transport system called regONE. Vertical : Vertical Transport of Lunar Regolith and Ice Particles Using Electrodynamic Traveling Wave Hiroyuki Kawamoto; Kazuhiro Hata; and Takahiko Shibata July 2021, Journal of Aerospace Engineering 34(4) Horizontal : Vibration Transport of Lunar Regolith for In Situ Resource Utilization Using Piezoelectric Actuators with Displacement-Amplifying Mechanism Hiroyuki Kawamoto May 2020, Journal of Aerospace Engineering 33(3)
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