Operations Report Nov 21st – 24th

MDRS Operations Report 21-24-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 has been changed to ¾ inch per manufacturer specs. In addition, since we calculated a possible use of 20 gallons a night in the middle of winter, we exchanged the 250-gallon tank for a 500-gallon tank.

ScienceDome Dual Split: Off

Solar—Nominal, supplying all power

Solar— VDC Last 24 hours (Wednesday):

Average 51.20

Minimum 46.40

Maximum 58.40

Notes on solar: Tomorrow I will reprogram the generator autostart back into the power system.

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): 40 gallons

Water Meter: not checked units

Water (static tank) – 370 gallons (I plugged in the heat tape as the Hab’s water lines have begun to freeze at night)

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: no

Perseverance rover used: no

Hours:

Beginning charge: 100

Ending charge: 100

Currently charging: yes

Sojourner rover used: no

Hours:

Beginning charge: 100

Ending charge: 100

Currently charging: yes

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): Nothing to report

Reason for use: n/a

Oil Added? No

ATV Fuel Used: 0 gallons

# Hours the ATVs were Used today: 0

Notes on ATVs: Nothing to report

HabCar used and why, where? Yes, to town

CrewCar used and why, where? Yes, to start. Started but was sluggish. Will replace battery before crew use.

Luna used and why, where? Yes, to town

General notes and comments: Nothing to report

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: A survey of water line issues show that all three are simple fixes and will be completed soon. The toilet water line is closed and the new part arrived today. The water lines are freezing during the night and thawing by afternoon.

Summary of Outpost operations: In my trailer, a new kitchen faucet and a new bathroom were installed. The shower was fixed to operate minimally. Two 250-gallon propane tanks have been dropped off to be switched over for both trailers after Thanksgiving.

Summary of GreenHab operations: Using about 10 gallons of water a day for the plants currently growing. The LED lights arrived today and need to be installed. I’m keeping the temperature at night around 77 degrees F.

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: Nothing at this time.