Journalist Report – December 3rd

Journalist Report:

Today at the habitat we shared our experience with our guests who were visiting. We demonstrated our cooking ability for them and the creativity of cooking with dehydrated food. Our guests were impressed with the facilities and the cooking. The crew has been working together superbly. Crew members are jumping in to help each other, often without being prompted. One example of collaboration was maintaining the solar observatory. Three Martians aided in the repair of the observatory. This required cooperation during cold conditions coordinating directions both written and received remotely from Earth. In addition, the snow yesterday was simultaneously stunningly beautiful and nerve-racking. The snowy perfection represented the unknown. What would these conditions mean for the mission? But we pressed forward and continued our training. Well before the mud and conditions were too severe, we ceased EVAs and continued our training in the safety of the Hab. This demonstrated our crews resilience and flexibility. We are thinking like Martians.

Oakley Jennings-Fast-Zubrin

Operations Report – December 3rd

Crew 200 Operations Report 03-Dec-2018

SOL: 2

Name of person filing report: Antoine Bocquier

Non-nominal systems: generator autostart
Notes on non-nominal systems: nothing to report

Generator (hours run): From 4:30 pm last night to 3:30 pm this afternoon (due to snow and mud, impossible to go on EVA or engineering tour). On tonight at 5:50 pm.

Solar— SOC 90 %
Diesel Reading – N/A %
Propane Reading – N/A %
Ethanol Free Gasoline – N/A gallons

Water (auxillary tank) – 0 gallons
Water (static tank) – 500 gallons
Auxillary to Static tank transfer – no
Gallons transferred: 0
Water in GreenHab – not noted gallons, getting low
Water (loft) – Static to Loft Pump used – yes
Water Meter: not recorded

Toilet tank emptied: no

Deimos rover used: no, still not functional
Hours:
Beginning charge:
Ending charge:
Currently charging: no

Sojourner rover used: No
Hours:
Beginning charge:
Ending charge:
Currently charging: yes

Spirit rover used: no
Hours:
Beginning charge:
Ending charge:
Currently charging: yes

Opportunity rover used: no
Hours:
Beginning charge:
Ending charge:
Currently charging: yes

Curiosity rover used: no
Hours:
Beginning charge:
Ending charge:
Currently charging: yes

Notes on rovers: Rovers were not used or moved since yesterday, in charge from yesterday afternoon.
# Hours the ATVs were Used today: 0
Notes on ATVs: ATVs were taken out of active service and are now parked away from the station

HabCar used and why, where? No
CrewCar used and why, where? No

General notes and comments: Due to strong snow and mud conditions, EVA and engineering tour were not allowed. This was approved by Shannon.
Thus some of the measurements could not be performed (and generator stayed on during day, we will prevent this happening next days).

Summary of internet: After issues yesterday to connect to the network, we rebooted the Modem and everything is fine.

Summary of suits and radios: Ventilation system of suits 7 and 10 are not working. I will have a more detailed look at them tomorrow.

Summary of Hab operations: media visit today with recordings inside the hab and in the other parts of the station.

Summary of GreenHab operations: some plants planted.

Summary of ScienceDome operations: 2 microscopes may not be working, will be investigated

Summary of RAM operations: Nothing to report

Summary of any observatory issues: Musk Solar observatory – Nominal. Robotic Observatory – Carried out maintenance: 1. Installed
replacement UPS battery, error message on startup “Warning State – Replace Battery”. Restored connections to original config, UPS switched off / plugged in. 2. Checked C14 for condensation (none significant observed) applied gentle heat to scope body for 1 hour & unplugged Tempest fan.

Summary of health and safety issues: Nothing to report

Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support: Nothing to report [end]

Astronomy Report – December 3rd

Crew Astronomer: Andrew Foster

MDRS ROBOTIC OBSERVATORY

Robotic Telescope Requested: MDRS-14 [Sent imaging request
46P/Wirtanen & 3C 273]

Objects Viewed: Milky Way & constellation Cygnus (visual only).

Image attached, Cygnus / Milky Way taken with Canon D60 @ ISO 3200 / 20s exp.

Second image w/ light painting by MDRS 200 crew member.

Carried out observational Limiting Magnitude exercise, est. NELM 5.9, clouds moving in from South during exercise.

Problems Encountered:

Poor weather conditions (snow / cold).

Robotic Observatory maintenance carried out, see Operations Report for details.

MUSK OBSERVATORY

Solar Features Observed: Carried out test of system / visual observation of Sun. No sunspots visible, no major features observed.

Observatory equipment photographs (start of mission) attached.

Notes

Both observatories are clear of snow this evening.

End report.

Greenhab Report – December 3rd

rew 200 GreenHab Report – 03-DEC-2018

Greenhab Officer: Makiah Eustice

Environmental Control:

Heating

Shade Cloth on

Average Temperatures:

Low: 70 F

High: 80 F

Hours of Supplemental Light: 5

Daily Water Usage of Crops: 10 L

Water in Blue Tank (lbs): 1/3 full

Times of Watering for Crops: 1000

Changes to crops:

Planted 3 small cups of Water Cress for Andrew’s school outreach. Planted shallow bed of sun flower seeds and shallow bed of mixed salad greens. All reported in the Greenhab Log

Narrative:

First day in the Greenhab! A sauna for me, but a retreat for anyone trying to briefly escape the cold. Still trying to understand the operations and needs of individual plants.

Harvest: NONE

Support/Supplies Needed: The humidity/temperature measure is not displaying the temperature correctly; we may need a new sensor. The supplemental light did not come on Sunday night, but did tonight; I will check to see if the light goes off at midnight tonight. Some of the snap peas and tomatoes are not doing well; I believe they need more sun to thrive.

Sol Summary – December 3rd

Health and Safety Officer Report
Lindsay Rutter, Health and Safety Officer of Crew 200

Crew 200 Sol Summary Report 03Dec2018

Sol: 1
Summary Title: Introduced guests and fixed solar observatory Author’s name: Lindsay Rutter
Mission Status: All crew members are healthy and productive. Sol Activity Summary: We interacted with guests and fixed solar observatory. Look Ahead Plan: We will do science most of the day tomorrow. Anomalies in work: Solar observatory had issues that needed fixing. Weather: Unexpected snowy weather created muddy and slippery ground. Crew Physical Status: One crew member felt headache due to cold weather, rested, and has no more symptoms.
EVA: No EVAs today due to inclement weather.
Reports to be file:
Support Requested:

Operations Report – December 02nd

Crew 200 Operations Report 02-Dec-2018

SOL: N/A

Name of person filing report: Shannon Rupert

Non-nominal systems: generator autostart

Notes on non-nominal systems: nothing to report

Generator (hours run): From 5:30 pm last night to 2 am this afternoon (due to snow). On tonight at 4:30 pm.

Solar— SOC 91 %

Diesel Reading – not noted %

Propane Reading – 49 %

Ethanol Free Gasoline – 4 gallons

Water (auxiliary tank) – 0 gallons

Water (static tank) – 500 gallons

Auxiliary to Static tank transfer– no

Gallons transferred: 0

Water in GreenHab – not noted gallons, getting low

Water (loft) – Static to Loft Pump used – no

Water Meter: not recorded

Toilet tank emptied: no

Deimos rover used: no, still not functional

Hours:

Beginning charge:

Ending charge:

Currently charging: no

Sojourner rover used: yes

Hours:

Beginning charge: 100

Ending charge:

Currently charging: yes

Spirit rover used: yes

Hours:

Beginning charge: 74

Ending charge:

Currently charging: yes

Opportunity rover used: yes

Hours:

Beginning charge: 85?

Ending charge:

Currently charging: yes

Curiosity rover used: yes

Hours:

Beginning charge: 100

Ending charge:

Currently charging: yes

Notes on rovers: Two rovers parked in front of the RAM at new charging stations. Spirit and Opportunity should be parked there, while Curiosity should be parked next to the GreenHab until Deimos is operational. We are still seeing much shorter ranges on the rovers, not sure if it is a problem or just lack of use, so we will have to give them more ride time to see if this improves.

# Hours the ATVs were Used today: less than one

Notes on ATVs: ATVs were taken out of active service and are now parked away from the station

HabCar used and why, where? No

CrewCar used and why, where? Yes, just moved to its regular parking space

General notes and comments: The crew worked amazingly hard yesterday repairing the tunnel and getting it covered. We managed to get it all up and functional, although there is still much work to be done to tidy up the tarps and secure it for the season. But this is work that can be done in sim or by a single person, so the day was a complete success.

When I shut down the power for the installations of the RAM’s power, I had to shut down the entire system, which I didn’t know how to do. So I did it the only way I know how and now the charger button is acting differently than before, but it still fixes the problem of generator speed so I guess we are fine until the contractor arrives next week.

Summary of internet: Nominal.

Summary of suits and radios: The crew used the suits and so can give a complete report on their condition as soon as possible.

Summary of Hab operations: Rodent found a new home.

Summary of GreenHab operations: Nothing to report.

Summary of ScienceDome operations: The crew helped to rearrange the bench modules to reflect the new design of the space. The ovens/incubator are now on the metal bench. The heater will be installed on the lower bench of this table and should not be moved from that spot.

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, and requests to Mission Support: Nothing at this time.

Operations Report – November 15th

Crew 198 Operations Report 15-Nov-2018

SOL: 5

Name of person filing report: Dana Levin

Non-nominal systems: Report filing, Rover Demos, engineering airlock electrical sockets, engineering airlock light, lower deck hab wall heater,

Notes on non-nominal systems:

– Generator update; failed overnight again, unable to obtain stable spin rates longer than 40 minutes. Todays attempt will be to start the generator at sunset regardless of SOC

– Report filing repeating from last night for broadcasting: we have had continued trouble with non updated report templates requiring a back and forth between MDRS and mission support demanding reports filed in different formats. This yielded significant crew frustration

o Proposed solution: reports could be turned into google forms. The links to these forms sent to the station crew to standardize filing format. This would also allow centralized data collection and presentation including some values that could be graphed over time and organized for presentation/analysis easily.

o We attempted to formulate such forms but our internet connection did not allow connection to the google servers

– Sojourner: functioning nominally

– Curiosity: functioning normally

– Opportunity: functioning normally

– Engineering air lock light and power sockets are still inoperable.

– Demos: rover remains inoperable.

– 350 ATV is inoperable, likely with a dead battery that has yet to be replaced

Generator (hours run): 11

Solar— SOC % (Before generator is run at night): 90%

Diesel Reading – 55%

Propane Reading – not taken

Ethanol Free Gasoline – 10 gallons.

Water (auxillary tank) – 80 gallons

Water (static tank) – 270 gallons

Auxillary to Static tank transfer– yes

Gallons transferred: 60

Water in GreenHab – tank at 40%

Water (loft) – Static to Loft Pump used – yes

Toilet tank emptied: no

Deimos rover used: no

Hours:

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge:

Currently charging: no

Sojourner rover used: no

Hours: 2 cumulative

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 30

Currently charging: yes

Spirit rover used: no

Hours: 1

Beginning charge:

Ending charge:

Currently charging: no

Opportunity rover used: yes

Hours: 5

Beginning charge: 100

Ending charge: 21

Currently charging: yes

Curiosity rover used: yes

Hours: 5

Beginning charge: 100

Ending charge: 26

Currently charging: yes

Notes on rovers: (See above)

Demos: batteries refilled, charged at 100% but rover remains inoperable

ATV’s Used: (Honda, , 350.1, 350.2)

Reason for use: EVA

Oil Added? no

ATV Fuel Used: 1 Gals

# Hours the ATVs were Used today: 2

Notes on ATVs: one of the 350s is still non functional. The battery appears dead

HabCar used and why, where? Yes to obtain water to refill static tank

CrewCar used and why, where? no

General notes and comments:

Please standardize reports and consider loading them into google forms or some kind of email template with a hab specific email. This saves data by preventing redownloading of mail to different accounts, avoids incorrect forms transmitted to crew or filed by crew, and makes data transfer easier

Summary of internet: functional

Summary of suits and radios: using our own

Summary of Hab operations: nominal despite facility difficulties

Summary of GreenHab operations: none

Summary of ScienceDome operations: none

Summary of RAMM operations: none

Summary of any observatory issues: none identified as we are not using observatory

Summary of health and safety issues: none

Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support: see above