Name of person filing report: Shannon Rupert
Reason for Report: Routine/crew changeover
Non-nominal systems: Generator
Action taken for non-nominal systems: Since we began running the generator this season, we have noticed a lag in the motor. On Nov 24th, we had a brown out during the night. The power monitor in my trailer was sounding an alert so we turned the generator off at 5 am. Later that day we serviced the generator completely and did some testing. The brown out was not caused by the power load, as the generator dragged both when connected to the system and when it was not. So we are now going to have the propane provider check the fuel regulator to see if there is a problem in that part of the system.
Generator: We are running it about 13 hours a day right now, which is normal for this time of year. On Nov 25th, we replaced the air filter (since the one I had installed on the 12th was one that had been briefly used last season, checked all parts, cleaned air intakes, changed spark plugs. We need to change the oil again but are waiting for the shipment of oil.
ScienceDome Dual Split: off
Solar— SOC Last 24 hours:
Propane Reading, station tank – 72%
Propane Reading, director tank— 80%
Propane Reading, intern tank— 72%
Propane Reading, generator— 59%
Ethanol Free Gasoline – 0 gallons
Water (static tank) – 550 gallons
Water in GreenHab – 200 gallons
Water in ScienceDome: 0 gallons
Water (Outpost tank) – 250 gallons
Hab toilet tank emptied: check regular operations reports
Sojourner rover used: no
Hours: not noted
Beginning charge: 100
Ending charge: 100
Currently charging: yes
Notes on rovers: nothing to report
ATV’s Used: (Honda, 350.1, 350.2, 300): Honda
Reason for use: charging battery
Oil Added? no
ATV Fuel Used: 0 Gals
# Hours the ATVs were Used today: 0
Notes on ATVs: Currently waiting to be picked up for serving
HabCar used and why, where? Yes, to town
CrewCar used and why, where? Yes, to town and to Grand Junction
Luna used and why, where? No
General notes and comments: Tabs for the year were purchased for the 2018 rovers and the HabCar. That means all vehicles are registered until next year.
Summary of internet: Nominal. HudgesNet is currently off, and we plan to reroute it for crew use and keep Starlink at the Outpost except when crews are out of sim. The new iMac has been installed at the HabCom Station on the lower deck.
Summary of suits and radios: Sergii switched out one battery. We also found a cache of dead batteries in the cabinet so we will need to get those recycled soon.
Campus wide inspection, if action taken, what and why? Which reminded me: we received a notice from the state to remove the old batteries we had and also to secure our gas cans so we did this a couple of weeks ago but I think I forgot to note it in my earlier reports so I am adding it here. It was completed the same day as we received the notice.
Summary of general operations: Started work on moving the conduit.
Summary of Hab operations: New lights installed in toilet room and shower room. We found the missing raceway piece and need to paint and install it still. Pipe under the kitchen sink was securely repaired. New pillows were put in all staterooms.
Summary of Outpost operations: Nothing to report
Summary of GreenHab operations: Plants were fertilized. Tomato cages were installed.
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: n/a