Journalist Report – February 6th

Crew 204 Journalist Report 06-FEB-2019

Title: Eat to live or live to eat?

Author: Sonal Baberwal (HSO and Crew Journalist)

Good Morning Earthlings! Have you ever lived on a salad for a month and missed all exotic food? This is exactly opposite to what we are feeling! We miss fresh salad! I wish salad could be available on Mars! But it will surely as soon as our plants grow older! Meanwhile, let’s experiment with different powders and make good food!

Another day starts with a lot of discussions on the table served with hot chocolate and experimental brunch! The day further continued with a regular routine and research everyone have been doing and short EVA performed by Commander and GreenHab Officer. Dear weather, please get well soon! Because we really miss long EVAs with rover!

It was really a great experience to 3D print the bricks with the Martian clay and help Commander, Avishek Ghosh. Who knows maybe Commander is planning to make a mini Habitat? And then he might use magnifying energy just like superheroes and magicians and make it large! I never know what exactly goes in his mind! Let me share with you, my area of interest lies in Human-Machine Interaction and Brain Waves. I wish I can make a mind-reading technology pretty soon and read what exactly goes into his mind.

Our GreenHab officer Cosmos Patil has been involved in taking care of the plants as we have been facing lack of sunlight and cold weather. I believe after returning back home definitely he is going to miss the GreenHab and would be making a kitchen garden as he has started making plants as his friends! After lunch, he goes to the GreenHab to have a walk and music with his friends!

You will find our Crew Engineer Space Bot taking readings for his reports, filling up the water tank and similar things! Sometimes it becomes difficult to know exactly where he belongs to! Sometimes you will find him sitting up the deck to fill the water and sometimes setting temperature of the Upper deck. Sometimes in the Engineering Lab and sometimes smiling and talking with the rover!

You might be thinking what exactly I do? Well let me tell you, whether it might be the crew using sanitizer on their hand after using the toilet or washing their hand with water and handwash, I observe all of them minutely and share their deep secrets with all of you every day! I help the crew whenever and wherever they need assistance. Sometimes you will find me plugging earphones and listening to music, sometimes observing this world from the little window and sometimes putting loud Bollywood music and dancing by myself!

This is Sonal Baberwal, Health and Safety Officer and Crew Journalist reporting live from the Upper deck of the habitat just before the communication with the mission support. Stay tuned for the next sunrise and our bunch of stories!

Greenhab Report – February 6th

Crew 204 Green Hab Report – 6-FEB-2019

GreenHab Officer: Patil (Cosmos)

Environmental control: Heating and Cooling w/ ambient air (5 hrs)

Shade Cloth (40%)

Average temperatures:

Low: 18.3°C

High: 27.8°C

Hours of supplemental light: 5 Hours

Daily water usage for crops: 12 gallons

Water in Blue Tank: ~ 195 gallons

Time(s) of watering for crops:


1) 09.00 AM 20.4° C / 36 %
2) 12.00 PM 20.0° C / 31 %
3) 15:00 PM 23.9° C / 21 %
4) 18:00 PM 23.0° C / 25 %

Changes to crops: None

Narrative: The cloudy and windy weather reports again. Plants are growing as expected. While looking at growth, we are learning that the first principle of success is desire. It is knowing what you want to do. Desire is the planting of your seed to harvest later.

Harvest: None

Support/supplies needed: None

Operations Report – February 6th

Crew 204 Operations Report 06-FEB-2019

SOL: 9

Name of person filing report: Kunal Naik (Space_bot)

Non-nominal systems: None

Notes on non-nominal systems: N/A

Generator (hours run): Turned on this evening by 1630 (6th Feb),
Stopped by this morning 0930 (6th Feb)

Solar— SOC % – Turned off Gen (6th Feb) 100%, Turned on Gen (6th Feb) 76%

Diesel Reading – 35%

Propane Reading – ~ 60%

Ethanol Free Gasoline – 10 gallons

Water (Auxillary tank) – Not in use gallons

Water (Static tank) – around 65%, ~ 325 gallons

Auxiliary to Static tank transfer – No

Gallons transferred: Not Applicable

Water in GreenHab – ~ 195 gallons

Water (loft) – 12 marked level

Static to Loft Pump used – yes

Water Meter: 01408509 units

Toilet tank emptied: No

Deimos rover used: No, still not functional
Hours: N/A
Beginning charge: N/A
Ending charge: N/A
Currently charging: N/A

Sojourner rover used: ASSIGNED TO DIRECTOR

Hours: Not Applicable
Beginning charge: Not Applicable
Ending charge: Not Applicable
Currently charging: Not Applicable

Spirit rover used: Not Used

Hours: 72.1
Beginning charge: Not Used
Ending charge: Not Used
Currently charging: Yes

Opportunity rover used: Not Used
Hours: 47.6 hours
Beginning charge: Not Used
Ending charge: Not Used
Currently charging: Yes

Curiosity rover used: Not Used
Hours: Not Used
Beginning charge: Not Used
Ending charge: Not Used
Currently charging: Not Used

Notes on rovers: None

ATV’s Used: Yes

Reason for use: For general exploration and for internship project.

Oil Added? N/A

ATV Fuel Used: Nope

# Hours the ATVs were Used today: 30 minutes

Notes on ATVs: Used by Mission Support

HabCar used and why, where? Not used

Crew Car used and why, where? Off-Campus

General notes and comments: None

Summary of internet: Nothing to report

Summary of suits and radios: Nothing to report

Summary of Hab operations: Nothing to report.

Summary of Green Hab operations: Nothing to report

Summary of Science Dome operations: Nothing to report

Summary of RAMM operations: Used some engineering tools for Rover.

Summary of any observatory issues: Nothing to report.

Summary of health and safety issues: Nothing to report.

Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support: None

Sol Summary – February 6th

Crew 204 Sol Summary Report 06-FEB-2019

Sol: 9

Summary Title: The Old Paso Nacho Fusion

Author’s name: Kunal Naik (Space_Bot)

Mission Status: Nominal

Sol Activity Summary: The food gives the energy to work. The delicious taste and savory give a satisfactory psychological effect which makes an individual happy plus productive and efficient work. This theory is
proven actually and on the fun part, we tested it today. The roaring Martian gust has stopped but bit chilly weather.

The crew woke up as per their assigned schedule; hot chocolate and crackers are the good starts of the day. Today’s round table topic of discussion was Intercultural exchange and Interdisciplinary! It’s good to know about different culture.

Pre-Lunch, SpaceBot was working on organizing the remote test of child rover from India. He was setting up software on the mobile device to operate remotely. Lunch was prepared by MarsBag and SpaceBot. A Taco with seasoned mashed potatoes, kidney bean gravy, layered with hot Mexican cheese and onion flakes was an experimental Tex-Mex lunch which was savored and loved by all.

Instead of resting post lunch, all crew members started working on their projects and assigned task. Carbon flight printed few bricks for Martian habitat from his 3D Clay Printer. These bricks will be dried and baked for Martian Habitat structure. The positive news from the Green Hab, the newly planted seeds are sprouting well.

The EVA around the hab was done by Carbon Flight and Cosmos. The purpose of the EVA was for general exploration. The crew is still planning for some recreational activities post dinner.

Look Ahead Plan: The rover will be operated from India and will test the local connection and delay in operation. The 3D clay printer has printed some bricks out of Martian soil composition which will be dried and baked to test the inner dynamic structure and possibility to use for future habitat. Finger crossed on weather and servers for an outdoor remote test. The sprouts and mix seeds have already started showing good results. Hoping to observe proper growth.

Anomalies in work: None Encountered

Weather: Cloudy, Strong Winds

Crew Physical Status: Nominal

EVA’s location: Hab Ridge Road (518100 E; 4250750 N)

Reports to be filed: 1) Operations Report 2) Green Hab Report 3)
Journalist Report 4) EVA Report 5) Photos

Support Requested: None

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