Greenhab Report – May 17th

Crew 212 GreenHab Report – 17-May-2019: SOL 12

GreenHab Officer: Hector Palomeque

Environmental control: Ambient with the door closed from 07:00 to 11:00 + door open from 10:00 to 19:00 fan turned up to 3 (max) from 12:00 to 16:00

Shade cloth 80%: on

Average temperatures:
Low: 20 °C
High: 45 °C

Hours of supplemental light: 0

Daily water usage for crops: 9 gallons

Water in Blue Tank: 104 gallons

Time(s) of watering for crops: 07:30

Changes to crops: All plants look healthy.

Narrative: The door of the GreenHab have to stay closed since the early morning because of the very strong winds. The GreenHab fan had to be turned on because of the indoor temperature has reached +40°C at noon. When the winds got lower the door of the GreenHab was opened (at 10:00). All plants were watered once early in the morning to take advantage of the fresh environment.

Today the remaining Yellow Tomatoes and some Lemon Basil were harvested to prepare the dinner that they will share with Dr. Shannon Rupert.

Harvested: Tomato 26g + Lemon Basil 21g

Support/supplies needed: None.

EVA Report – May 17th

Crew 212 EVA Report 17-May-2019

EVA #13

Author: Hector Palomeque

Purpose of EVA: Search&Rescue drone mission scenario attempt 2

Start time: 07:30 (postponed to 08:30 due to weather)

End time: 09:30 (delayed to 09:45 due to miscommunications)

Narrative: This EVA was performed in order to test the Tarot drone in Search and Recovery missions and the very first test in a Martian-like environment of the Observation Rover. The EVA was postponed due to the strong winds but after the EVA crew had the permission of the Director (Dr. Shannon Rupert) to proceed the EVA started with a delay of 1 hour (08:30).

Two of the EVA crew members prepared the Tarot drone for take-off, however, this mission had to be suspended again due to a mechanical/electronic error that does not allow its correct drone take-off and makes it fall.

The other two EVA crew members made the test of the Observation Rover on land. It was a successful test. All the mechanics of the Rover seems to work properly. It is able to move even over tiny rocks and to climb hills.

Unfortunately, the crew had a misunderstanding with the end time. Also, because of the miscommunications with the Hab, the crew was not able to communicate that they were going back 15 minutes late.

Nevertheless, the situation was treated at the debriefing after EVA in order to gain knowledge and experience for everyone, agreeing at the end with the determination of the EVA crewmember responsible for communications and the correct protocol for doing it.

Destination: Hab – Marble Ritual

Coordinates (use UTM NAD27 CONUS): Sector12S Northern 4250933, Eastern 518167

Participants: Zoe, Vittorio, Paolo, and Hector

Road(s) and routes per MDRS Map: 1103

Mode of travel: Driving – Curiosity and Spirit

Commander Report – May Ath

Crew 212 Commander Report 17-MAY-2019

Autor: Marlen Castillo Vilcahuaman

Title: Good Bye, Mars!

Commander here. Hi.

Today, at 20:00, our time in Mars will end. As a crew, we’re thankful for our time here. We learned a lot in these days, and I’m sure this experience will always be in our minds.

If I had to pick a lesson from all of this, it would probably be about the human factors. I’m not uncomfortable for being alone in the vast nature (I’m a biologist, I’m used to it). I do not miss my friends, I know they can do well on their own without my wise advice. Managing the people in the crew was a hard task, though. I finally could apply all my knowledge from years of observing people and their characteristics. Getting to know each of the crew members, their aspirations, their objectives and their tastes proved to be a challenging task which I assumed with interest.

Tiny details suddenly had so much importance. And I couldn’t help to remember my first rotation here, in which, after 2 weeks, I felt I knew my crewmates for quite a long time.

I’m not only finishing my simulation with experimental microbiology results for analyzing back home. I’m returning with a lesson on how to put together a crew, which factors should count and which considerations we should have.

Thanks to mission support, to the Director, the CapComs and to everyone that made this simulation possible. It was quite the adventure.

Regards,

Operations Report – May 16th

Crew 212 Operations Report 16-MAY-2019

SOL: 11

Name of person filing report: Paolo Guardabasso

Non-nominal systems: None.

Notes on non-nominal systems: Nothing to report.

Generator (hours run last night): [From Director]
On (last night): 6:15 PM
Off (this morning): [From Director]

Solar— SOC 84% at 7:40 PM

Diesel Reading – 82%

Propane Reading – 45%

Ethanol Free Gasoline – 4 gallons

Water (Axillary tank) – 0 gallons

Water (static tank) – 200 gallons

Axillary to Static tank transfer – no

Gallons transferred: No

Water in GreenHab – 113 gallons

Water (loft) – Static to Loft Pump used – Yes

Water Meter: 143754.6

Toilet tank emptied: No

Deimos rover used: no (out of order)
Hours:
Beginning charge:
Ending charge:
Currently charging:

Sojourner rover used: ASSIGNED TO DIRECTOR
Hours:
Beginning charge:
Ending charge:
Currently charging:

Spirit rover used: Yes [USED BY DIRECTOR]
Hours: [From Director]
Beginning charge: 100%
Ending charge: 71%
Currently charging: Yes

Opportunity rover used: Yes [USED BY DIRECTOR]
Hours: [From Director]
Beginning charge: 76%
Ending charge: 60%
Currently charging: Yes

Curiosity rover used: No
Hours: 96.6h
Beginning charge:
Ending charge:
Currently charging: Yes

Notes on rovers: [From Director] Sojo’s battery bank was cleaned and batteries refilled with distilled water. Only one cell was critically low (below the metal) but it was still wet. 1.5 gallons of distilled water used. No connections were loose and no battery caps were trapped under the security bar. The thermistor on the Rangers need to go to get serviced. All the batteries on Oppi were cleaned and the batteries will be filled tomorrow. Oppi needs the brakes serviced, as they have failed and run out of brake fluid twice this season.

ATV’s Used: (Honda, 300, 350.1, 350.2, 350.3)

Reason for use:

Oil Added?

ATV Fuel Used: Gals

# Hours the ATVs were Used today:

Notes on ATVs:

HabCar used and why, where? Nothing to report.

CrewCar used and why, where? Off Campus

General notes and comments: Nothing to report.

Summary of internet: Nothing to report.

Summary of suits and radios: Nothing to report.

Summary of Hab operations: after EVA#11, we had a debriefing and we worked on our experiments. The high winds have slightly damaged the tunnel covers in a few points.

Summary of GreenHab operations: Nothing to report.

Summary of ScienceDome operations: Nothing to report.

Summary of RAM operations: Nothing to report.

Summary of any observatory issues: Nothing to report.

Summary of health and safety issues: Nothing to report.

Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support: the new pump is working fine, but I just wanted a clarification: is it normal that the pump works in a pulsed mode (oscillating ON/OFF) when a low quantity of water is required?

EVA #12 Report – May 16th

Crew 212 EVA Report 17-MAY-2019

EVA #012

Author: Zoe Townsend

Purpose of EVA: Collection of sand for outreach purposes and physiological experiments to see how the suits performed in exercise.

Start time: 09.30

End time: 11.00

Narrative:

Today’s EVA was aimed at assisting with the project on the physiological effects of the suits. The EVA was to walk up to the Mid Ridge Planitia viewpoint to see how much oxygen was in the blood before and after the EVA, therefore assessing the suitability of the suits.

The experiment was deemed a partial failure where there were difficulties in isolating the suit to the outside elements. The windy weather also affected the testing where it wasn’t a true test of the suits fans ability.

Summary of the debrief, after the EVA:

  • · Communication was the best over all the sim
  • · Issue with clarification of time change (read earlier email from commander)

Coordinates (UTM NAD27 CONUS): Sector12S Northern 4251250, Eastern 516000

EVA Participants: Paola, Mariona (Medic), Camilo and Zoe (Commander)

Road(s) and routes per MDRS Map: Sagan Street 1103

Mode of travel: (walking or driving)? Walking.

Greenhab Report – May 16th

Crew 212 GreenHab Report – 16-May-2019: SOL 11

GreenHab Officer: Hector Palomeque

Environmental control: Ambient with the door open from 07:00 to 12:00 + fan turned up to 3 (max) from 11:00 to 19:00

Shade cloth 80%: on

Average temperatures:

Low: 21 °C

High: 41 °C

Hours of supplemental light: 0

Daily water usage for crops: 9 gallons

Water in Blue Tank: 113 gallons

Time(s) of watering for crops: 07:30

Changes to crops: All plants look healthy. Basil, tomato and cilantro plants continue blooming. The yellow tomatoes remaining now are ready to harvest. Chard is completely recovered from the previous harvest. Sugar Snap Peas are growing better under shade (more than 80%). Tomato in the big blue tray continue with its fructification, now it has 3 tomatoes.

Narrative: The GreenHab fan had to be turned on because of the indoor temperature has reached +40°C at 11:00. The GreenHab door had to be closed at 12:00 due to the strong winds. All plants were watered once early in the morning to take advantage of the fresh environment.

Harvested: Tomato 97g + Basil 36g

Support/supplies needed: None.

Spacesuit Report – May 16th

Crew 212-LATAM-III

Submitted by Spacesuit Engineer: Camilo Andrés Zorro Mendoza

Spacesuit report

Sol: 11

Sim suit used Engineering EVA: 7, 8, 5 and 4.
used for 1 hour and half

Sim suit: 7
Voltage level before EVA: 12.8 V
Voltage level after EVA:
12.5 V

Sim suit: 4
Voltage level before EVA:
13.1 V
Voltage level after EVA:
12.6 V

Sim suit: 5
Voltage level before EVA: 12.6 V
Voltage level after EVA:
5.6 V (it will be changed)

Sim suit: 8
Voltage level before EVA:
13 V
Voltage level after EVA:
12.8 V