Crew 182+ Operations Report 19NOV2017
Name of person filing report: Shannon Rupert
Non-nominal systems: water heater, lower deck electrical outlets, one
suit charger, generator, Hab water system, front airlock window, top
Notes: Water heater needs to be replaced. It was supposed to be
replaced two Mondays ago, but when the contractor came to do it, the
crew did not open the door
Lower deck electrical outlets: Electrician is being hired to look at this.
Suit charger: Broken by crewmember. An additional three suit chargers
were not working when the suits were delivered. Contacting NorCal
Generator failed in the night. Believed to be low oil. Will monitor.
Last night when I went into the Hab, the water pump was running
non-stop and the system was empty. After I refilled the tank to ½ and
troubleshooted, I determined that someone just ran the system dry. I
reprimed the lines and the pump began functioning normally.
The front airlock windown came out this summer, and during the refit
and again the night before last. Need to find a way to secure it.
The new top hatch is not secure in high winds. Need to find a way to secure it.
Generator— Turned off yesterday am at 8 am, turned on last night at 6
pm, failed during the night, was restarted after adding oil at 7:45
am. SOC was at 61% so I’m going to let it run all day. We need to
replace the summer blend with a winter blend and we did not use the
amount of fuel we thought we would because the generator was out of
service all summer. Note: only use the generator specific oil.
Solar— SOC was at 61% this morning. Will monitor throughout the day.
Diesel – 65%
Propane – n/a psi. Amerigas was contacted and propane was ordered.
Ethanol Free Gasoline (5 Gallon containers for ATV) – 0 gallons. Note
this should be rewritten on the template as Ethanol Free gas. This is
the only gas that should go in the ATVs. It is only available at
Stan’s Chevron. In addition, the only oil that should go in the ATVs
is an ATV specialty oil.
Water (trailer) – 0 gallons.
Water (static) – ~ 200 gallons
Trailer to Static Pump used – no
Water (loft) – Static to Loft Pump used – yes
Water Meter: n/a
Toilet tank emptied: no (at least not by me)
ATV’s Used: All ATVs except the 300 were used today. All 5 have been
serviced and repaired for the season. The 300 still needs its parking
brake repaired, parts are on order. The 350s all have new seats so
none of the machines has a ripped seat. We will be using one today.
Oil Checked: no
Atv # Fuel Used Gals: Not none. We will go get gas toady.
Tires Status: Fine
# Hours the ATVs were Used today:
Deimos used: Yes
Hours: nor reported
Currently charging: yes
HabCar used? Yes. We got one load of water in it today.
Notes and Comments: The four new rovers are charged but still need to
be put together and their seats modified. Progress will be reports as
I get to them.
We are using so much less water with the new toilet.
Summary of internet: Also needs to be added to template. Not sure
about Hab’s internet.
Summary of suits: This needs to be added to the template. All suits
are operational, 6 suits in EVA room. Two exploration suits in EVA
room, only one charger. Prototype exploration suit in EVA room. Two
exploration suits in Science Dome with no working chargers. I found a
bottle of soda lime on the stirrer in the lab and it was on. I turned
it off (hope it wasn’t Brandon’s, just thought about this).
Summary of Hab operations: Noted several failed systems and they are
noted above. The cement pad out the rear airlock needs some serious
Summary of GreenHab operations: Heating at 50 degrees F. It’s lovely
in there. Plants are looking good. Hose has a leak and freezes at
night. Needs to be modified to a very short hose that is taken in
every night or water taken directly from freeze free faucet. Crews
need to be sure they push the level all the way down and use it daily
to prevent freezing. Caution should be taken to not spill any water
on the ground as it will turn to dangerous ice,
Summary of ScienceDome operations: The lab is pretty much a mess.
Brandon is still doing his work, but lab will require cleaning before
next crew. Shop vac was not used nor put together.
Summary of health and safety issues: Still need alarms, will check to
be sure they were ordered.
Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support: Please update
this template with the additions indicated. Thank you.