Journalist Report – March 30th

Hi CapCom,

this is our Journalist Report on sol 6.

Best,

Miho XO crew191

MARS is a harsh, (and) cold world.

MDRS is a harsh, (but) cool time tunnel 🙂

Journalist Report

The First Shower and The First Coolness

MARS atmosphere is about more than 100 times thinner than Earth’s. And without a “thermal layer”, MARS can not retain any heat energy. On average, the temperature on MARS is about minus 80 degree Fahrenheit (equal : minus 60 degrees Celsius). And the next question is, why we “able” to feel cold?

Two thing that make me interested to find the answer of this question, first we feel cold because of Iron Level in our body, means that Iron is a critical part of the blood. It helps red blood cells to carry oxygen around the body, ensuring each cell can function properly. Equally, iron deficiency can impact this process, and it is believed that this can lead to feeling cold all the time. A scientific study aimed to identify the relationship between iron levels and body temperature. Other reason is Heat Transfer. , and remember that there are three ways that heat can transfer: conduction, convection and radiation.

And…

How we can know that we have a feeling about things HOT or COLD then?

“Hot” and “cold” are relative terms that we can use to compare how things feel when they have more or less of a certain kind of energy we call heat.

Our Commander, Yusuke Murakami : took the first shower in the 2nd day of the mission, with “out of service heater” 🙂 Cold as hell he said,

Like a… “Mars ain’t no kind of place to raise your kids; in fact it’s cold as hell” sang the legend Elton John : “Rocket Man”!, and although the song was released in 1972 — four years before our robotic machine from earth was the first successful landing on MARS Planet. Once Again, MARS was our long period of the imagination on science fiction history before crazy scientist create a rocket. And MARS Isn’t as Earthlike as it might look.

MDRS is on Desert,

And Fact that ; In that way MARS is like an Earthly desert; even after a blisteringly hot day the temperatures can plummet at night, leaving an ill-prepared camper shivering beneath the cold glow of starlight. Except on MARS, where the Sun is only 50% as bright as on Earth and the atmosphere only 1% as dense, the nighttime lows dip to Arctic depths. Our experience here on MDRS took us into one journey of other side of imagination about MARS look like, and perhaps one project from Wataru Okamoto ; DIY machine called PM2.5 – a measurement instrument as for : Environmental Monitoring System will make complete. And in this mission, he can tell us about Calculation of Mass Concentration in the air and develop from Stand Alone instrument into wider range type of measurement tools that we can explore more to be aware about our environment.

“Deserts on Earth have very extreme temperature ranges,” says Mars Science Laboratory Deputy Project Scientist, Ashwin Vasavada. “So if you take a desert on Earth and put it in a very thin atmosphere 50% farther from the Sun, you’d have something like what we’re seeing at Gale Crater.”

Then we are here ! 🙂

So, how cold is space? That’s a nonsense question. It’s only when you put a thing in space, like a Space Ship, rock, MDRS space suit, or an astronaut, that you can measure temperature.

To the next our curiosity ; Are we ready for the COLD WORLD up there? MDRS is one of the option to test and to learn how to stay and focus on the rules and practicing MARS space protocol. Lots of impression and keep us warmer with those chaotic and activities. Like we sucked up into an alternate Time Tunnel 🙂

Operations Report – March 30th

Crew 191 Operations Report30/03/2018

SOL:6

Name of person filing report: Wataru Okamoto

Non-nominal systems: Solar System

Notes on non-nominal systems: Solar system seems unusual from yesterday. P05 error code are there.

Generator (hours run):hours

Solar SOC 99% (Before generator is run at night)

Diesel 100%

Propane 70psi.

Ethanol Free Gasoline (5 Gallon containers for ATV) ? 6gallons.

Water (trailer) 60%

Water (static) 70%

Trailer to Static Pump used ? no

Water (loft) Static to Loft Pump used yes

Water Meter: 132861.4

Toilet tank emptied: yes

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

Oil Added –

ATV Fuel Used: N/A

Hours the ATVs were Used today: N/A

Notes on ATVs: N/A

Deimos rover used: –

Hours:116.9

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 100%

Currently charging: 100%

Sojourner rover used: ASSIGNED TO DIRECTOR

Hours:

Beginning charge:

Ending charge:

Currently charging:

Spirit rover used: –

Hours:27.9h

Beginning charge:100%

Ending charge: 100%

Currently charging: 100%

Opportunity rover used: Murakami, Okamoto

While driving became overheat twice.

Hours: 28.4h

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 86%

Currently charging: yes

Curiosity rover used: Venza, Kawamura

Hours:23.7h

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 98%

Currently charging: yes

HabCar used and why, where? –

General notes and comments: Solar system seems unusual from yesterday. We had precise monitoring and also discussion about this problem with Dr. Shannon this morning. The findings of the monitoring are that solar charger system looks fine, but the number of monitor telling us wrong result for some a while. For example, 11:11 SOC has changes from 63% to 100% suddenly. We will keep monitoring. Attached is the solar battery parameter.

Summary of internet: Under control

Summary of suits and radios: No problem

Summary of Hab operations: Shower heater doesn’t work.

Summary of GreenHab operations: No problem

Summary of ScienceDome operations: Only use checking the solar system.

Summary of RAMM operations: N/A

Summary of health and safety issues: No problem

Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support:

Opportunity rover became overheat twice while driving. At that same time curiousity was fine. Is there any advice?

Crew Photos – March 30th

Hi CapCom,

this is our photo report with description on sol 6.

Best,

Miho XO crew191

SOL Essay (and description)

30 Mar 2018

Sol 06

Miho Tsukishiro (XO)

It’s already passed 6 days since we’ve arrived here, so we decided to clean inside the HAB this morning. After all of the room got clean, we also felt refreshed.

Today’s EVA, Venzha Christ did the first recording on Mars but in “The Moon”. The recording has been successfully done, but the rover Opportunity has overheated several times on the way. So that’s why the EVA team could not return on time, but it might be a good “opportunity“ to learn to keep schedule.

Operations Report – March 30th

Hi CapCom,

this is the Engineer Report on sol 6.

Best,
Miho XO crew191

Crew 191 Operations Report 30/03/2018

SOL:6

Name of person filing report: Wataru Okamoto
Non-nominal systems: Solar System
Notes on non-nominal systems: Solar system seems unusual from yesterday. P05 error code are there.

Generator (hours run):hours
Solar SOC 99% (Before generator is run at night)
Diesel under 25%
Propane 70psi.
Ethanol Free Gasoline (5 Gallon containers for ATV) ? 6gallons.
Water (trailer) 60% Water (static) 70%
Trailer to Static Pump used ? no
Water (loft) Static to Loft Pump used yes
Water Meter: 132861.4
Toilet tank emptied: yes
ATV’s Used: (Honda, 300, 350.1, 350.2, 350.3) –
Oil Added –
ATV Fuel Used: N/A
Hours the ATVs were Used today: N/A
Notes on ATVs: N/A
Deimos rover used: –
Hours:116.9
Beginning charge: 100%
Ending charge: 100%
Currently charging: 100%
Sojourner rover used: ASSIGNED TO DIRECTOR
Hours:
Beginning charge:
Ending charge:
Currently charging:
Spirit rover used: –
Hours: 27.9h
Beginning charge:100%
Ending charge: 100%

Currently charging: 100%
Opportunity rover used: Murakami, Okamoto
While driving became overheat twice.
Hours: 28.4h
Beginning charge: 100%
Ending charge: 86%
Currently charging: yes
Curiosity rover used: Venza, Kawamura
Hours:23.7h
Beginning charge: 100%
Ending charge: 98%
Currently charging: yes
HabCar used and why, where? –
General notes and comments: Solar system seems unusual from yesterday. We had precise monitoring and also discussion about this problem with Dr. Shannon this morning. The findings of the monitoring are that solar charger system looks fine, but the number of monitor telling us wrong result for some a while. For example, 11:11 SOC has changes from 63% to 100% suddenly. We will keep monitoring.
Summary of internet: Under control
Summary of suits and radios: No problem
Summary of Hab operations: Shower heater doesn’t work.
Summary of GreenHab operations: No problem
Summary of ScienceDome operations: Only use checking the solar system.
Summary of RAMM operations: N/A
Summary of health and safety issues: No problem
Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support:
Opportunity rover became overheat twice while driving. At that same time curiousity was fine. Is there any advice?

EVA Report – March 30th

Hi CapCom,

this is today’s EVA Report.

Best,

Miho XO crew191


EVA #6 – 30 Mar 2018 – Sol6

Crew members: Venzha Christ (leader), Yusuke Murakami, Makoto Kawamura, Wataru Okamoto

Objectives:

– Build an antenna for Analog Signal Receiver, Recording Signal from Sun Radiation (CMEs: Venzha’s Project)

Operations:

13:35 – Venzha Christ, Yusuke Murakami, Makoto Kawamura, and Wataru Okamoto enter the airlock

13.38 – Exit the airlock and begin to engineering check

14:07 – EVA start (All member)

14.25 – Arrived at first site, as an alternative site for recording

14:32 – Arrived at second site, as an alternative site for recording

14:44 – Opportunity Rover suddenly overheat

14:50 – Solve the problem after wait for about 6 minute

14:58 – Back to the first place ; we switch rover

(Opportunity: Yusuke Murakami, Wataru Okamoto)

(Curiosity: Makoto Kawamura, Venzha Christ)

15:02 – EVA team stop for the moment to look at a sample of the soil

15:09 – Arrive at the first place

15:13 – Start to build an antenna by Yusuke Murakami, Makoto Kawamura, and Wataru Okamoto

15:26 – Ready for antenna #01

15:35 – Ready for antenna #02

15:49 – Ready for antenna #03

15:53 – Venzha Christ Start to Record

16:21 – Finish for recording process

16:31 – Leave the site

16:50 – Arrive

16:55 – Enter the airlock

16:58 – EVA end

Narrative:

EVA today was a Recording Signal from the DIY Analog Signal Receiver

We explored to White Moon area and found an amazing place for the project.

This project had a title : Space Weather Impacts On Climate,

: means that all weather on Earth, from the surface of the planet out into space, begins with the Sun. Space weather and terrestrial weather (the weather we feel at the surface) are influenced by the small changes the Sun undergoes during its solar cycle. Space Weather impacts numerous facets of everyday life, from where airplanes can safely fly, to how accurately a farmer plows his field. In addition, there are a large variety of phenomena that are driven by the variability of the sun over periods ranging from hours to years. The most important impact the Sun has on Earth is from the brightness or irradiance of the Sun itself. By build an antenna we can get specific signal that will received by this Analog Signal Receiver.

As a result, we will analyze all signal and frequencies we got from today and will have a visualization from those signal.

Vehicles

– 2 Rovers (Curiosity: Yusuke Murakami, Wataru Okamoto, Opportunity: Makoto Kawamura, Venzha Christ)

GreenHab Report – March 30th

Hi CapCom,

here is the GreenHab Report on sol 6.

Best,
Miho XO crew191

GreenHab Report
Kai Takeda
30 MAR 2018

Environmental control: (Choose which of the following is appropriate and explain further if needed)

Ambient with window/door open
Shade cloth on
Fan off

Average temperatures: 30.2℃
Low 14.6℃
High 38.9℃

Hours of supplemental light: None

Changes to crops: None

Daily water usage for crops: 6gal

Time(s) of watering for crops: three times

Moringa research observations: None

Changes to research plants: No

Aquaponics: None

Narrative:
Dear Dr.Shannon
Thank you for your reply.
I’m sorry that I can’t switch on the fan today.
Because the Battery system was in trouble.

Support/supplies needed: None

Sol Summary – March 30th

Hi CapCom,

this is our Sol Summary Report on sol6.

Best,

Miho XO crew191


Crew 191 Sol Summary Report

30 Mar 2018

Sol 06

Summary Title:

Cleaning & EVA #6: -CMEs (Venzha’s project)

Miho Tsukishiro (XO)

Mission Status:

in progress

Sol Activity Summary:

7:30 Breakfast

8:00 Briefing

8:30 Cleaning

9:30 Solar System Monitoring / personal work

12:00 Lunch

13:30 EVA #6 (leader: Venzha Christ, Yusuke Murakami, Wataru Okamoto, Makoto Kawamura) Habcom: Yusuke Murakami

18:00 Gathering reports

19:00 CapCom

Look Ahead Plan:

A day off

Anomalies in work:

N/A

Weather:

Sunny. mild winds.

Crew Physical Status:

Good.

EVA:

See EVA Report.

Reports to be file:

– SOL Summary Report

– SOL Essay

– Engineer Report

– GreenHab Report

– Photo Report

– EVA Report

– EVA Request

– Journalist Report

Support Requested:

N/A