Moon Supply Unloading System Design Winners Announced by NASA

Moon Supply Unloading System First Prize

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The very first reward choice, NASAGANTRY2020 ALLGO CS utilized a tripod structure on wheels. Credit: GrabCad/Christie S.

NASA has actually picked 5 3D design submissions to the Advanced Lightweight Lunar Gantry for Operations (ALLGO) obstacle. The concepts use possible methods to discharge products on the Moon, something NASA is thinking about as it pursues sustainable expedition under the Artemis program.

The obstacle supports NASA’s ALLGO expediency research study to establish an ingenious light-weight gantry system utilizing inflatable parts that can be securely packaged and quickly released on the lunar surface area. GrabCAD ran the obstacle on behalf of NASA.

“Almost every submission had innovative ideas, giving NASA a sourcebook for future concept development work,” stated Kevin Kempton, the ALLGO research study and obstacle lead at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. “I am impressed with the results of the challenge and the collaboration within the GrabCAD community.”

Moon Supply Unloading System Second Prize

The 2nd reward style was kept in mind as having a practical style principle with great product packaging and being mass effective. Credit: GrabCad/Anouar Barodi

Submissions consisted of designs that revealed gantry styles in their functional setup and comprehensive descriptions of the packaging and implementation procedures. Based on an evaluation of 132 propositions, NASA selected 20 finalists and picked and ranked 5 winners based upon the obstacle scoring requirements.

  • First Prize: NASAGANTRY2020 ALLGO CS by Christie S. from Nantes, France, judges discovered the style reputable and kept in mind a tidy and basic implementation principle
  • Second Prize: ALLGO-GC by Anouar Barodi from Cuneo, Italy, judges discovered the style sensible and mass effective
  • Third Prize: Archie by Jouni Huopana from Oulunsalo, Finland, judges kept in mind the style is scalable and has redundancy
  • Fourth Prize: Tetrahedral pumped up truss gantry by Rabah Slimani from Algeria, judges discovered the style strong and structurally reliable
  • Fifth Prize: ALLGO Tubecrane by Ben Marken, from Canada, judges kept in mind the ingenious 3 tube style

“NASA will evaluate these concepts further and incorporate the best ideas into a low-cost prototype, allowing us to evaluate how it compares to more traditional designs that use a rigid structure,” stated Kempton.

NASA Astronauts Lunar South Pole

Illustration of NASA astronauts on the lunar South Pole. Credit: NASA

As part of its 21st century lunar expedition program, NASA has actually proposed constructing an Artemis Base Camp at the lunar South Pole. Such a camp would likely require systems to discharge and carry freight from landing zones found a safe range away. The ALLGO obstacle provided the general public a chance to send their concepts of a mobile lunar gantry based upon a structural structure of inflatable parts as computer-aided style, or CAD, design files.

The ALLGO principle research study is moneyed by the Center Innovation Fund within NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD). The obstacle was handled by the NASA Tournament Lab, part of the Prizes and Challenges program within STMD. The program supports making use of public competitors and crowdsourcing as tools to advance NASA research study and advancement and other objective requirements.

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