Operations Report – December 7th

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Crew 200 Operations Report 07-Dec-2018

SOL: 6

Name of person filing report: Antoine Bocquier

Non-nominal systems: generator autostart
Notes on non-nominal systems: None

Generator (hours run): From 6:00 pm last night to 7:45 am. On tonight at 4:00 pm.

Solar— SOC 81%
Diesel Reading – 25 %
Propane Reading – 39 %
Ethanol Free Gasoline – N/A gallons

Water (auxillary tank) – 0 gallons
Water (static tank) – 350 gallons
Auxillary to Static tank transfer – no
Gallons transferred: 0
Water in GreenHab – not noted gallons, low.
Water (loft) – Static to Loft Pump used – yes
Water Meter: 8

Toilet tank emptied: no

Deimos rover used: no, still not functional
Beginning charge:
Ending charge: 73%
Currently charging: no

Sojourner rover used: No
Beginning charge:
Ending charge: 100%
Currently charging: yes

Spirit rover used: no
Beginning charge:
Ending charge: 100%
Currently charging: yes

Opportunity rover used: no
Beginning charge:
Ending charge: 100%
Currently charging: yes

Curiosity rover used: no
Beginning charge:
Ending charge: 100%
Currently charging: yes

Notes on rovers: Rovers were not used or moved since Sunday, in charge from Sunday 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: when switching on the generator, the transfer button in the Science Dome (to connect the generator on the power system) is not always working at the first try, I have to pay attention at the sound change and the positive voltage displayed on the scren.

Summary of internet: Nothing to report.

Summary of suits and radios: Suit 3 does not seem to work, there is also a charger that is blinking (I’m not sure it is charging well). I will investigate.

Summary of Hab operations: Regular activities, we are finishing our projects.

Summary of GreenHab operations: Regular activities

Summary of ScienceDome operations: regular activities

Summary of RAM operations: There is a little leak in the roof where the snow is melting, there a little bit of water on the ground. We put a container to avoid water on the ground.

Summary of any observatory issues: Musk Solar observatory – Nominal. Robotic Observatory – Nominal.

Summary of health and safety issues: Nothing to report

Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support: Nothing to report.

Crew 197 arrives at the MDRS in 10 days!

Crew 197 (VR CrowdExplorers)

Overall Goals of Mission

  1. Create a research whitepaper for using VR to train analog simulation participants.
  2. Pilot out MarsVR Training scenarios and script/enact new scenarios.
  3. Update interior/exterior scans for MarsVR future releases.
  4. Capture video & 360 footage for future promotional videos.
  5. Prepare the station for beginning of field season.
    • Installation of new Donor & Memorial plaques. (James)
    • Start up some plants in the GreenHab.
    • Setup of new HAL workstation & displays. (James)
    • Updates to Internet Router firmware & configuration. (James)
    • Other logistical tasks.

Crew will be IN SIM starting the afternoon of Sol 1 (October 22).

MDRS Photogrammetry Scans Completed

The MarsVR team has completed their scans of the MDRS facilities and terrain.  Several Matterport 360 walkthoughs are already available, and the team will be working this summer to create the full photo-realistic VR environment for MDRS crew training, that will be put into use for next field season.

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Call for help on VR project – June 19th – 25th

Hi all,
To support the creation of a VR environment for future MDRS crew training and research, we will be conducting scans and drone operations at the MDRS starting on June 19th for around a week.  We’d like to get help from a past crewmember at the MDRS.  Please let us know if you are interested in helping out with our project – we can work out your travel arrangements.  Please forward this to anybody that might be interested in participating.
More info on our project is at: http://marsvr.io


James Burk

Program Manager, MarsVR


Sol Summary Report – May 25th

Crew 195 Daily Summary Report 25.05.2018

MDRS Daily Summary Report for sol 5

Summary Title

The final Day

Mission Status:


Sol Activity Summary:

EVA to Robert’s Rock Garden (aka the martian graveyard) was undertaken by the intrepid MDRS 195 crew. It seems that no day passes on this mission without a medical emergency and today was no different. We struggled through the crisis and the crew handled it well returning to the habitat after declaring a Delta evacuation and working through the problems before their thorough and informative debrief.

Look Ahead Plan: return to earth tomorrow

Anomalies in work:

ATV 300- continued issues with battery. Unable to hold charge.

Generator and solar continue to be manually switched

leak beneath HAB continues to occur while running pump from water to static tank.

Weather: Scattered Clouds, hot

Crew Physical Status: Doing well.


Reports to be filed:

Journalist Report

Photo report

Support Requested: