MDRS Complete Operations Report 07-SEPT-2021
Name of person filing report: Shannon Rupert
Reason for Report: Beginning of field season/work party daily update
Non-nominal systems: Refrigerator in intern trailer
Action is taken for non-nominal systems: Nothing to report
Generator: Nothing to report
ScienceDome Dual Split: Operating
Solar— Nominal, providing all power
Solar— SOC % Last 24 hours:
Note on solar: Nothing to report
Diesel Reading – 0 %.
Propane Reading, station tank – 80 %
Propane Reading, director tank— 75%
Propane Reading, intern tank— 72%
Propane Reading, generator: 80%
Ethanol Free Gasoline – 0 gallons (and it looks like we are missing a couple of gas cans)
Water (loft tank): 50 gallons
Water Meter: n/a units
Water (static tank) – 350 gallons
Static to Loft Pump used – yes
Water in GreenHab – 160 gallons
Water in ScienceDome: 0 gallons
Water (Outpost tank) – 75 gallons
Hab toilet tank emptied: no
Perseverance rover used: Yes
Beginning charge: 100
Currently charging: yes
Notes on rovers: The remaining four rovers, with new batteries, will be delivered to the entrance to Cow Dung Road, at 11 am on Wednesday.
ATV’s Used: (Honda, 300, 350.1, 350.2, 350.3): none
Reason for use: n/a
Oil Added? No
ATV Fuel Used: Not checked Gals
# Hours the ATVs were Used today: 0
Notes on ATVs: Nothing to report
HabCar used and why, where? Yes, hauling water
CrewCar used and why, where? Yes, to Loa for food and supplies
Luna used and why, where? Yes, emptied the remaining materials and put the seat back in
General notes and comments: Nothing to report
Summary of internet: All nominal.
Summary of suits and radios: Spacesuits are offsite. Radios are charged and are being tested.
Campus-wide inspection, if action is taken, what and why? Nothing to report
Summary of general operations: The tunnels have been completely covered and this year they look really well made as this team really worked on making them secure and looking good.
We completed a bunch of small projects today so we could focus on painting for the remainder of the work party.
Summary of Hab operations: Nothing to report
Summary of Outpost operations: A wooden wall was constructed between the bathroom and bedroom in the intern trailer (I am very jealous as it looks amazing). The bedroom will be reserved for the Assistant Director. The water system was checked and is operational. The septic system was looked at and problems were found that will need to be corrected. The drainage pipes, ditch, and tank were all fixed up and look great.
Summary of GreenHab operations: Water prep still underway
Summary of ScienceDome operations: Tomorrow the lift boom (or whatever it is called) and the power water rentals arrive. We are planning to begin washing the ScienceDome as our main project. Because of the red bentonite clay having an electrical charge, you can’t just wash it off with water. You need to actually physically wash it off with soapy water and then rinse. So basically today we will be washing a building like it was a big baby!
Summary of RAM operations: This building has a lot of peeling paint. We are not going to work on it while the work party is happening, but it will need some attention soon.
Summary of any observatory issues: Nothing to report
Summary of health and safety issues: Still miserably hot.
Questions, concerns, supplies needed and requests: Nothing at this time.