Supplemental Operations Report 27 April 2022
Name of person filing report: Shannon Rupert
Reason for Report: Routine
Non-nominal systems: HabCar rear window fell out. The hinges broke and no one reported it.
Action taken for non-nominal systems: I removed the window completely. It will need new hinges to remount the window.
Generator: Still being manually run at night
ScienceDome Dual Split: Off
Solar—Charge controllers off at night
Notes on power system: Nothing to report
Propane Reading, station tank – 75 %
Propane Reading, director tank— 82 %
Propane Reading, intern tank— 70 %
Propane Reading, generator—82 %
Ethanol Free Gasoline – 0 gallons.
Water (Outpost tank) – 500 gallons
Sojourner rover used: yes
Beginning charge: 100
Ending charge: 88, now 100
Currently charging: yes
Notes on rovers: Nothing to report
ATV’s Used: (Honda, 350.1, 350.2, 300): none
Reason for use: n/a
Oil Added? No.
ATV Fuel Used: 0 gallons
# Hours the ATVs were Used: 0 hours
Notes on ATVs: Nothing to report
HabCar used and why, where? Yes, to town for garbage and water. I was extremely disappointed to discover that the rear window hinges had broken and no one told me. I saw that it was broken but had no idea as to when so I drove with it broken and the window fell out. It did not break as it was being held in place by one of the side rods. I was able to get it inside and drove back to the station and popped the other rod out with a crowbar. I will need to order new hinges and then the window can be remounted, but until then the back window will be missing. I stored it in the RAM.
CrewCar used and why, where? The noise I was hearing from the front of the car continues as well as the occasional loss of power steering. I ordered power steering fluid, even though when I had the car serviced they reported all fluids nominal. I’ll see if that helps, if not we will need to take it in to see what is wrong either during the Work Party this spring or next fall.
Luna used and why, where? Yes, to town, but now parked until I can look at the tire pressure.
Campus-wide inspection, if action taken, what and why? Nothing to report
General notes and comments: Nothing to report
Summary of general operations: Nothing to report
Summary of internet: Nothing to report
Summary of suits and radios: Nothing to report
Summary of Hab operations: Nothing to report
Summary of Outpost operations: I opened the box with the new pump to find it was a resold return. Since you can use a submersible pump in all kinds of water, I did not open it up but rather opted to return it. I can’t risk contamination of our drinking water again. This means that I still don’t have a way to get water out of the storage tank and so made an emergency trip to town for water I could pump into my trailer from the HabCar tank. I ordered another pump.
I removed the fence on the east side of the yard so that the propane truck can make it. Propane was delivered today and now that I know how much space he will need, I will rebuild the fence. This will also allow us to park a vehicle closer to the trailer, which will be helpful at times.
Summary of GreenHab operations: Nothing to report
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