Operations Report – December 26th

SOL: 8

Name of person filing report: A.Passeron

Non-nominal systems:

– Helmet :
I noticed a 8cm-long superficial scratch on one of the helmets. This is not a crack, as I can’t feel the scratch from the inside.

– Generator :
The generator worked properly during the whole night.

Generator (hours run):
Generator turned off at 8:10am
Start charging battery at 8:10am
Battery charge is 80% at 3:20pm
Generator turned on at 3:20pm (low SOC, weather was cloudy)

Solar— SOC
@ 8:10am : 86%
@ 3:20pm : 37%
@ 4:30pm : 36%
@ 5:50pm : 100%
@ 6:15pm : 100%

Diesel – 76%

Propane – 48%

Ethanol Free Gasoline (5 Gallon containers for ATV) – 2.5 Gallons (1 container remaining)

Water (trailer) – 20 gallons

Water (static) – 270 gallons (estimated, we don’t use the ruler anymore)

Trailer to Static Pump used – No

Static to Loft Pump used – Yes

Water Meter: 50 gallons

Toilet tank emptied: No

ATVs Used: No
Oil Added?
ATV Fuel Used:
# Hours the ATVs were used today: 00:00 hours
Notes on ATVs: ATVs were nominal.

Deimos rover used: No
Number of hours: 92
Beginning charge:
Ending charge:
Currently charging: Yes

Sojourner rover used: Assigned to director only.
Number of hours: 4.2
Beginning charge:
Ending charge:
Currently charging:

Spirit rover used: No
Number of hours: 4.0
Beginning charge:
Ending charge:
Currently charging: Yes

Opportunity rover used: No
Number of hours: 4.3
Beginning charge:
Ending charge:
Currently charging:

Curiosity rover used: No
Number of hours: 1.7
Beginning charge:
Ending charge:
Currently charging:

HabCar used and why, where? No

Summary of internet: All nominal

Summary of suits and radios: There is a 8cm-long superficial scratch on one of the helmets.

Summary of Hab operations: All nominal

Summary of GreenHab operations: All nominal

Summary of ScienceDome operations: All nominal

Summary of RAMM operations: Not Operational

Summary of health and safety issues: Crew is Healthy

Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support:

Journalist Report – December 26th

After having breakfast, we started charging the battery to be sure that the generator run during the whole night. Then we tested a GPS device and a new concept of drone controller. As we prepared for the EVA, we took a group picture of the crew wearing spacesuits. Arno, Thibault and John then tested the new drone controller on the X-1 spacesuit. Unfortunately, it quickly ran out of power. We thus did the engineering check and a communication experiment. As we finished the EVA three hours later, we had a well-deserved lunch. Then we played a board game and poker before fulfilling the daily human factor experiments. We started the generator early today, as the clouds were gathering on the horizon.


EVA Report – December 26th

Propose of EVA: We did one three-hour EVA for three crewmembers. The purpose of this EVA was double:
– We wanted to test an innovative drone controller and a new GPS for analog spacesuits in the region of Pooh’s Corner (drone’s weight < 500g) (1h). Unfortunately, we didn’t manage to make these experience work in the field despite extensive efforts. We fixed them and we will try again tomorrow.
– We wanted to continue our experiment about control/astro communication. Arno and John looked for hidden objects with only radio indications and hid new objects to be found by Thibault and David.

EVA #6:
Start time: 1030am
End time: 0130pm

Arno Passeron: Leader
Thibault Paris: Astro 1

John Scezpaniak: Doctor Astro

Ilaria Cinelli and David Murray on Comms

Destination: Pooh’s Corner (E519000, N4251000) for part one then 200m south from the Hab (E518200, N4250500) for part two .



Commander Report – December 26th

Ilaria Cinelli

My Crew and I had a great Xmas meal all together with a few Jupiterians! I can honestly say that our breakfast was very modest!

We have been talking about different things, and the one I like the most is motivation. Each of us talked about their dreams in space, and how hard the way to reach them can be. Sharing failures, it is a clear sign of trust and awareness! So, it is a pretty good thing!

Our generation knows that space is possible, and now we are living a great transaction period in which space will be opened to more and more people thanks to private companies (and probably a new landing on the Moon!).

However, there is a big gap. There are a lot of childhood experiences about “being inspired by space”, and only a few places where free tips about “survive in the space jungle” can be shared. Then, there is an incredible high number of people doing self-promotion…

Students and experts are now willing to volunteer for any space activity or study, regardless if this is in collaboration with an Agency or not. Although the bureaucracy and limitations behind space, people want to contribute to the space sector no matter what.

This is a remarkable sign that our society is changing including space exploration at the early stage of education. Analogues could be seen as a business and research field born from this context too.

The advice I hope my Crew will follow is: HAVE A DREAM AND MAKE IT REAL! Loud and clear! We have an ENTIRE life to make real our dreams, and the secret is doing it! Just DO IT! The hardest part is believing in our dreams when the game becomes harder. In case of failure, you will have a lesson learned! Keep up a positive mood for having a good focus in action! Motivational speeches help on the way.

I am trying to give them the right directions, and I hope this mission will be a personal achievement for them too. Here, motivational conversations come naturally, without scheduling a debriefing or an individual meeting. That’s what I like the most!

Although I have been assigned of the position of Commander, I am not in the position to teach them “how life works”, but I can advise them for their best. There is a “human side” in leadership, which is often forgotten, and that make a different between a good Leader and a Tyrant.

Being a Commander is great responsibility. I have been training them in remote, and it is my privilege to shape their vision of space in the practicalities of a simulated mission. Two weeks of time to learn what you cannot learn in school: practice!!! It is short period of time during which I can turn upside down their future vision of space. Have a “human side” in my leadership helps me to get the best out of me for my Crew (and the mission).

Commander Ilaria Cinelli

Crew 185 Greenhab Report 26Dec2017

[title Greenhab Report – December 26th]

David Murray

Environmental control:


Ambient with window/door open from 12:30 – 16:55
Working Hour: 12:30
Inside temp at working hour: 24 C
Outside temp during working hours: 3 C
Inside temperature high: 30 C
Inside temperature low: 15 C
Inside humidity: 21%

Functioning nominally
Turns on at 16 C and off at 20 C

Not functional

Shade Cloth On/Off
The greenhab lights are on from 17:00 to 24:00 every night

Average temperature:

Changes to Crops
More beans on the bean plant and three spinach sprouts
Morning Research Observations

Daily Water Usage for Crops
2 gallons

Time(s) of Watering Crops


The crew salvaged some ice sheets a couple days ago for use in the greenhab. Today, I used the last of that. Two more spinach seeds have sprouted and everything looks healthy. There is no noticeable difference between the control and experimental groups of tomato plants.

Support/Supplies Needed

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