Operations Report – February 12th

Crew IKEA Operations Report 12 Feb 2018

SOL: 2

Name of person filing report: Shannon Rupert

Non-nominal systems: Power System Control

Notes on non-nominal systems: nothing new to report

Generator (hours run): Turned off at 9:30 am, on at 5:00 pm

Solar— SOC 82 %

Diesel – 75 %

Propane – 49 psi.

Ethanol Free Gasoline (5 Gallon containers for ATV) – 0 gallons.

Water (trailer) – 0 gallons.

Water (static) – 350 gallons

Trailer to Static Pump used – no

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

Water Meter: not recorded

Toilet tank emptied: no

ATV’s Used: none

Oil Added? n/a

ATV Fuel Used: 0 Gals

# Hours the ATVs were Used today: 0

Notes on ATVs: Nothing to report

Deimos rover used: No


Beginning charge:

Ending charge:

Currently charging: No

Sojourner rover used: Yes


Beginning charge: 100

Ending charge: 73

Currently charging: yes

Spirit rover used: No


Beginning charge:

Ending charge:

Currently charging: Yes

Opportunity rover used: Yes

Hours: 14.3

Beginning charge: 100

Ending charge: 64

Currently charging: Yes

Curiosity rover used: Yes

Hours: 12.5

Beginning charge: 100

Ending charge: 98

Currently charging: No

HabCar used and why, where? Yes, to town for water

General notes and comments: We continued working on the Ikea project today.

Summary of internet: Nothing to report

Summary of suits and radios: Nothing to report

Summary of Hab operations: Nothing to report

Summary of GreenHab operations: Atila continues his work on the GreenHab and will be sending a GreenHab Report tonight. The grow lights were operating on a different schedule than they should have been on, so we are changing the extra hours on the lights from 7-9 pm to reflect the longer days.

Summary of ScienceDome operations: Nothing to report

Summary of RAMM operations: Nothing to report

Summary of health and safety issues: Nothing to report

Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support: Okay, mathletes, this is for you:

In the Hab, the kitchen has 111 inches of cabinets and they take up 130 inches of wall space. They are 24 inches deep. The Hab is 30 feet in diameter. Downstairs we want to add 240 inches of cabinets that are also 24 inches deep. How much wall space do we need?

If you are still with me, try this one. The dome is 25 feet in diameter. If we want to put 24 inch deep cabinets on ½ of the wall space, a) how much wall space is that and b) how many inches of cabinetry would we be able to fit in that space?

Extra credit to anyone who can tell us how to calculate countertop dimensions for the kitchen and lab.

We would like our numbers checked. Thank you.

Sol Summary – February 12th

Crew IKEA Sol Summary 12 Feb 2018

SOL 2:

Summary Title: Time to come

Author’s name: Atila Meszaros

Mission Status: All nominal

Sol Activity Summary:

After the active day of yesterday and the night of work in the GreenHab, the morning started a little late. All morning and part of the afternoon, Shannon and I were working on the final ideas of the Ikea project and tomorrow morning we will finish it. I never thought it would be so rough. Never underestimate anything.

Today I took Opportunity and Curiosity to consume their batteries to complete their charging cycles. Opportunity’s battery dropped 9 times faster than Curiosity’s, both have almost the same number of hours of use. We have theorized that the fact of having been constantly connected had a great influence. During Crew 188 rotation, Opportunity was disconnected most of the time. We will verify this theory during the following days. In any case, within this week it is planned to get all the extensions to plug every Rover.

Today I had planned to send a GreenHab Report, but I’m just going to start working in the Green Hab, I plan to send it out tonight, but I do not think I can send it in time. I’ll send it after Coms.

Thank you very much for being with us tonight.

How are you doing, Graeme?


Look Ahead Plan:

Finishing Ikea plans, keep using the Rovers and starting some field work!

Anomalies in work:


Weather: Temperature: 5°C

Crew Physical Status: Healthy

Reports to be filed:

Sol Summary
Operations Report

Support Requested: None

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