Operations Report – November 20th

MDRS Operations Report 17-20-NOV-2021

Name of person filing report: Shannon Rupert

Reason for Report: Routine

Non-nominal systems: Nothing to report

Action taken for non-nominal systems: n/a

Generator: Propane line is being changed from ½ inch to ¾ inch as required by the manufacturer’s specs. This was started Friday and will be completed Monday as the installer needed to get more parts.

ScienceDome Dual Split: Off

Solar—Nominal, supplying all power

Solar— VDC Last 24 hours (Saturday):

Average 51.40Minimum 46.50
Maximum 58.40

Notes on solar: nothing to report

Propane Reading, station tank – 50 %
Propane Reading, director tank— 40%
Propane Reading, intern tank— 72+ %
Propane Reading, generator— 80 %

Ethanol Free Gasoline – 1 gallons

Water (loft tank): 30 gallons
Water Meter: not checked units
Water (static tank) – 400 gallons

Static to Loft Pump used – yes

Water in GreenHab – 20 gallons (not accessible)
Water in ScienceDome: 0 gallons
Water (Outpost tank) – 80 gallons

Hab toilet tank emptied: yes

Perseverance rover used: no

Hours:

Beginning charge: 100
Ending charge: 100
Currently charging: yes

Sojourner rover used: yes

Hours:

Beginning charge: 100
Ending charge: 89

Currently charging: no

Spirit rover used: no

Hours:

Beginning charge: 100
Ending charge: 100

Currently charging: yes

Opportunity rover used: no

Hours:

Beginning charge: 100
Ending charge: 100

Currently charging: yes

Curiosity rover used: no
Hours:

Beginning charge: 100
Ending charge: 100

Currently charging: yes

Notes on rovers: Nothing to report

ATV’s Used: (Honda, 350.1, 350.2, 300): The 300 was returned to the station today, completely inoperable. 350.3 was removed from the station in exchange

Reason for use: n/a

Oil Added? No

ATV Fuel Used: 0 gallons

# Hours the ATVs were Used today: 0

Notes on ATVs: Currently only 350.1 is operational. 350.2 runs, but the accelerator sticks, Honda still awaiting two rear tires.

HabCar used and why, where? Yes, to town

CrewCar used and why, where? No

Luna used and why, where? No

General notes and comments: Updated the tags and paperwork on the CrewCar. It started today with a drag on the battery.

Summary of internet: All accounts are nominal.

Summary of suits and radios: Nothing to report.

Campus-wide inspection, if action taken, what and why? Nothing to report

Summary of general operations: Nothing to report

Summary of Hab operations: Did another propane check Friday, no evidence of a leak. I did smell something when I entered the Hab, which I believe to be sewer gas. I did another check Saturday, no smell and no evidence of a leak.

Summary of Outpost operations: Nothing to report

Summary of GreenHab operations: I’m harvesting some plants as I’m the only one here to eat them. I am using the water from the static tank to water the plants. Yes, I am so lazy that I’m waiting for Atila to arrive so he can haul water. In my defense, he likes it and I don’t. I’ve ordered some LED grow lights that use considerably less power than what we currently have.
Summary of ScienceDome operations: Nothing to report

Summary of RAM operations: Nothing to report

Summary of any observatory issues: Nothing to report

Summary of health and safety issues: Nothing to report

Questions, concerns, supplies needed and requests: Assistant Director will be back on campus tomorrow!