Russia Develops New Patent for Moon Colony

  • Russia plans to establish moon colony by 2035.
  • The new patent is important progress in that direction.
  • NASA announced earlier this year its plans of moon colonization.

Russia announced a new patent pertaining the autonomous system that is capable of converting thermal energy in to electrical energy, including in the conditions of a lunar base. It was obtained by specialists of the Kurchatov Institute, Russia’s leading research and development institution in the field of nuclear energy.

The Artemis program is an ongoing government-funded crewed spaceflight program that has the goal of landing “the first woman and the next man” on the Moon, specifically at the lunar south pole region by 2024. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine officially announced the Artemis Accords on 15 May will be a series of a bilateral agreements between the nation states in the Artemis program “grounded in the Outer Space Treaty of 1967.”

The invention is particularly important since there is a rush around the globe to establish a colony on the moon. In May, NASA published plans about the Artemis Accords. These will be a series of bilateral agreements between the United States and partner nations, including international space agencies.

To note, Russia will be excluded from these agreements. In the spring, NASA’s report on exploration agenda was published, which includes plans to build a permanent base at the South pole of Selene.

Furthermore, last year Russian scientist Alexander Mayboroda, Director of Avanta Consulting in Rostov-On-Don, offered his engineering solutions for the establishing of a moon colony. Mayboroda’s sensational project consists of a moon base with artificial gravitation, allowing future human residents not only to live on the Moon but even give birth without harm to their health.

The lunar colony, using a centrifuge base with artificial gravity, will allow prolonged stays on the moon, including permanent residency.  The new model will allow a new generation to be born on the moon. The proposed name of the moon base is Gravity City.

Furthermore, the new Russian invention can tie in with the recent patent. The new patented technology consists of the two circuits within a system. According to published documentation, it will include a solar collector, a hot junction, heat exchanger, and a circulation pump

The Kurchatov Institute is Russia’s leading research and development institution in the field of nuclear energy. It is named after Igor Kurchatov and is located at 1 Kurchatov Square, Moscow.

The Process:

  1. Sunlight will fall on the collector.
  2. The heat will pass into heat exchanger through the liquid metal circuit pipeline.
  3. This will return to the pump for heating.
  4. The second circuit will provide the heat removal using a cold junction heat exchanger, which is connected to the radiator refrigerator by a pipeline.

Moreover, the autonomous power plant will produce the energy that is required for the operation of the lunar base during the lunar day. However, its excess will be accumulated for the operation during the lunar night. To note, the lunar days are very hot and reach 390 Kelvin.

Russia plans to have moon landing in the year 2030. The Moon colony is expected to be established by 2035 by Russia. At the same time, there is a gray area of how the moon will be possibly divided amongst nations. For example, how would the boundaries be established, what laws would apply to such space colonies, and how would they be enforced?

There is a lot still to ponder and work on the agreements pertaining inhabiting the moon. The main contenders now are the US and Russia. Will they split the planet in half territorially? All of this needs to be figured out and analyzed.

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Christina Kitova

I spent most of my professional life in finance, insurance risk management litigation.

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