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Title : Moon: ground zero
Author : Miloje Krunic
Nationality : Serbian
Year : 2013
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Biography : Team members: Aleksandar Copic - Nikola Radojicic - Mina Stevic - Nikola Protic
Type : Nominee
Scale : S : Building
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The idea of moon mining exists for a while now. There are projects and people who already started investing in research of technologies that will generate minerals from Moon, and allow their usage on the planet Earth.There have been many studies and surveys of Moons surface, all leading to same conclusion: within next 30 to 50 years, mining on Moon will not only be economically feasible but also a condition for Earths survival and expansion. Moon: ground zero project is created as an proposal on how to start that expansion. The project consists of two parts. First part is grid of artificial satellites aroundtheMoon that will provide energy for the mining and the superstructure itself. This will be used as starting point of every mining expedition as well as storage space, habitat for people on expedition and in laterphases of project as ecosystem / self-sustaining habitat of up to 20 million people . Also, this structure is easily replicable, so when needed another one can be created on a suitable location. Goal of this project is to create a structure that will be, with few exceptions in the very beginning, able to support itself in every way, as well as life and all functions inside of it. The project will be accomplished through phases. In first phase we create a grid of satellites launched from Earth. These satellites would form a grid around parts of the Moon where insolation is most suitable for energy gathering. Each one of these satellites would be able to send gathered energy via laser to any location where its needed, or if the location is not within the line of sight it would be able to send it to another satellite that is better located for energy transmission. Each satellite would also be equipped with lasers that would serve as an asteroid shield, in order to protect the surface structures and satellites from damage. Second phase is creating modularhexagonalboundary of structure itself on Moon's surface and setting receivers for energy. As nanobots start to create the materials necessary for the structure’sgrowth they create additional power nodes that are used for receiving energy from satellites.

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