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Habitation Facilities
Facility
Resupply Needs (kg/month)
Power Needed (kWe)
Man Power
Crew Capacity
Description
Standard Hab Module
400
20
1
16
This is the primary habitation module designed for use on SSF or lunar base. The habitation module is a complex of four Space Station Command Modules connected by a node. The quarters provided by the basic hab are relatively cramped and uncomfortable.
Inflatable Hab
1600
80
2
50
Inflatable medium-sized habitation module which provides more comfortable crew accommodations than the basic hab.
Advanced Habitat
4800
400
7
150
Largest habitation module available, provides the most comfortable crew quarters as well as extensive common areas which help crew morale.
Recreation Habitat
200
80
3
-
Habitation module designed for recreational facilities these are needed to help keep the crew's morale high.
Hotel
2500
200
10
20 tourists
Hotel for tourists visiting the Moon. Tourists from Earth are interested in visiting interesting surface features on the moon and historic sites.
 
Science Facilities
Facility
Resupply Needs (kg/month)
Power Needed (kWe)
Man Power
Production Rate
Description
Science Lab
300
30
4
-
Module dedicated to scientific research and experimentation. Research carried out in the Moonbase Science Labs can lead to discoveries in nuclear fusion as well as processes to produce improved electronics in the Moonbase Electronics Plants and improved solar power cells in the Moonbase Materials Plants.
Astronomy
10
0
3
-
Module designed to house astronomy equipment and crew. The astronomy facilities are self-contained and do not require power and thermal control.
Greenhouse
2500
200
8
5000 kg of food/ month
Greenhouses are facilities for growing food which can help reduce the annual resupply costs and help make the base self-sufficient.
 
Power Generation Facilities
Facility
Resupply Needs (kg/month)
Man Power
Output Power (kWe)
Description
Nuclear power plant
100
4
1500
Power plant that uses nuclear fission reactions to generate power.
Solar
10
1
400
Power system that converts solar energy to electrical power.
Fusion
100
25
10000
Nuclear power plant using fusion reactions to generate power. This is a cleaner, safer way to generate power than nuclear fission.
 
Maintenance and Operation Facilities
Facility
Resupply Needs (kg/month)
Power Needed (kWe)
Man Power
Description
Landing Pad
100
0
2
Landing pad for lunar landers. Landing pads make it safer for lander operations and reduce the odds of landers crashing. As your base grows large the number of lander flights increases so the need for landing pads grows.
Communication
1
5
2
Communication equipment for contacting Earth.
Maintenance
500
100
4
Maintenance/repair facilities for base hardware. Building maintenance facilities helps to reduce the annual hardware resupply costs.
 
Mining and Manufacturing Facilities
Facility
Resupply Needs (kg/month)
Power Needed (kWe)
Man Power
Mining/ Production/ Unit Production Rate
Description
Water Processing Plant
80
800
35
50 MT/ month
Water mining/processing facility. Water Processing Plants must be placed at a site that contains water. Water can be located by explorations.
LLOX Processing Plant
70
300
16
150 MT/ month
Lunar-derived Liquid OXygen production plant. LLOX plants extract oxygen by a reduction process from lunar regolith. Each facility requires a Mobil Oxygen Miner to supply it with raw material.
Mobile Oxygen Miner
10
50
16
15000 MT of regolith/ month
The Mobile Oxygen Miner digs up regolith and transports it to the Oxygen Processing Plant. Three Miners are needed to supply each LLOX Processing Plant.
Helium-3 Processing Plant
100
200
20
3 kg/ month
Helium-3 mining/processing facility. This is a mobile miner and processor. Helium-3 is available is such small quantities that the volume of regolith that must be processed is extremely large
Materials Processing Plant
1000
200
40
500 solar cells/ month
Plant for producing solar cells from lunar materials.
Electronics Manufacturing Plant
500
1000
80
1000 units/ month
Plant for producing electronics components for lunar materials. Electronics produced on the Moon have to compete with those produced at the space stations and a other lunar bases.
 
Thermal Control Facilities
Facility
Resupply Needs (kg/month)
Power Needed
Man Power
Heat Rejected (kWe)
Description
Radiator
10
0
1
5000
The radiators are the primary component of the base thermal control system. A heat exchange fluid is circulated through the building on the base and then piped to the radiators where the heat is exchanged and radiated into space.