The Management Department consists of the team manager and the project manager. The team manager is the face of the team and the person that is entrusted with the final responsibility for the project. The team manager is also responsible for creating structure within the project and upholding healthy group dynamics. The project manager is in charge of planning the year and keeping the departments on track with their work. The project manager also oversees if the deadlines that were set are reached accordingly.
The Architecture Department will be designing the self-sustaining habitat. They are responsible for researching and designing a system for space settlement while also taking into consideration spatial and social justice. They are responsible for the overall design of the self-sustaining habitat and the design process. In their design process, they will implement the requirements of other departments, predominantly those of medical and engineering, to make a design that is both innovative and feasible.
The Operations Department consists of three sub-departments: public relations (PR), partnerships and 3D-rendering. PR is responsible for maintaining the public image of Space Oasis Delft and gaining exposure for the team. PR also focuses on managing and creating content for the website and social media accounts, as well as designing team apparel. Partnerships focuses on contacting possible sponsors and partners and maintaining contact with them. The partnerships department also sends out a monthly newsletter to our sponsors and partners and collaborates with PR to organize events. The 3D-rendering department is in charge of creating the visuals and the renders seen on the social media accounts of the team. For this, they work skillfully with the software Blender and collaborate closely with the architecture department.
3D rendering artist
3D rendering artist
The Engineering Department will study the feasibility and design of a moon habitat from an engineering perspective by taking into account interdisciplinary considerations. This will be achieved by satisfying all the requirements derived from the International Architecture and Innovation Competition and synthesized by the engineering department while collaborating with the other departments during the project. The goal of Space Oasis Delft is to design an innovative self-sustaining moon habitat, and to be able to verify the feasibility and the performance of our design compared to the previously conducted studies, while documenting all our findings throughout the year.
The Medical Department will be studying the feasibility and the design of the lunar habitat from a physiological and psychological perspective. The tasks consist of mapping systemic effects, such as radiation and gravity. This department researches life support systems and focuses on envisioning what medicine would look like in space. It is also tasked with mapping out the effects of the particular environment per specialization (neurology, cardiology, nutrition).