Operations Report – May 22nd

Crew 213 Operations Report 22-May-2019

SOL: 4

Name of person filing report: Dana Levin

Non-nominal systems: Weather.

Generator (hours run): overnight 2000-0700

Solar— SOC % (Before generator is run at night): 68% (see above)

Diesel Reading – 76%

Propane Reading – 45%

Ethanol Free Gasoline – 4 gallons.

Water (auxillary tank) – 0

Water (static tank) – 400 gallons

Auxillary to Static tank transfer– Yes

Gallons transferred: 100

Water in GreenHab – Greenhab ops have closed for the season, Crew 213 will not be performing greenhab ops

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

Water Meter: 144100

Toilet tank emptied: no

Deimos rover used: no

Hours:

Beginning charge:

Ending charge:

Currently charging:

Sojourner rover used: no

Hours: n/a

Beginning charge:

Ending charge:

Currently charging:

Spirit rover used: yes

Hours: 2

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 60%

Currently charging: yes

Opportunity rover used: yes

Hours: 2

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 56%

Currently charging: yes

Curiosity rover used:

Hours: 2

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 71%

Currently charging: yes

Notes on rovers: see above about curiosity off switch

ATV’s Used: no

Reason for use: N/A

Oil Added? no

ATV Fuel Used: no

# Hours the ATVs were Used today: 0

Notes on ATVs: ATVs are safely secured near directors residence and will not be used by crew 213 for planned nominal operations

HabCar used and why, where? Yes, to transport supplies for educational purposes during our training this afternoon

CrewCar used and why, where? no (in Grand Junction)

General notes and comments:

– Crew 213 had successful simulation of several medical contingencies on EVA today.

Summary of internet: functional

Summary of suits and radios: Suits are all working well. Crew 212 did a fantastic job of maintaining them. Give our numbers, we are using our own radios.

Summary of Hab operations: nominal

Summary of GreenHab operations: none

Summary of ScienceDome operations: Used for course lectures and briefings. All systems nominal

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 at this time

Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support: None needed. Thank you so much for your support of our mission.

Operations Report – May 21st

Crew 213 Operations Report 21-May-2019

SOL: 3

Name of person filing report: Dana Levin

Non-nominal systems: Curiosity on switch is loose to the point where when you turn the key the entire assembly turns with it. If this is not remedied the eventual consequence may be tearing the on switch wire connections from torsional forces.

Generator (hours run): overnight 2000-0700

Solar— SOC % (Before generator is run at night): 70% (see above)

Diesel Reading – 78%

Propane Reading – 45%

Ethanol Free Gasoline – 4 gallons.

Water (auxillary tank) – 0

Water (static tank) – 400 gallons

Auxillary to Static tank transfer– Yes

Gallons transferred: 100

Water in GreenHab – Greenhab ops have closed for the season, Crew 213 will not be performing greenhab ops

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

Water Meter: 144100

Toilet tank emptied: no

Deimos rover used: no

Hours:

Beginning charge:

Ending charge:

Currently charging:

Sojourner rover used: Personal rover of director used with her permission by CU- Staff

Hours: 1 hour

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 68%

Currently charging: yes

Spirit rover used: yes

Hours: 2

Beginning charge: 60%

Ending charge: 15%

Currently charging: yes

Opportunity rover used: yes

Hours: 2

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 60%

Currently charging: yes

Curiosity rover used:

Hours: 2

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 72%

Currently charging: yes

Notes on rovers: see above about curiosity off switch

ATV’s Used: no

Reason for use: N/A

Oil Added? no

ATV Fuel Used: no

# Hours the ATVs were Used today: 0

Notes on ATVs: ATVs are safely secured near directors residence and will not be used by crew 213 for planned nominal operations

HabCar used and why, where? Yes, to obtain water from town.

CrewCar used and why, where? no (in Grand Junction)

General notes and comments:

– Crew 213 had successful simulation of several medical contingencies on EVA today.

Summary of internet: functional

Summary of suits and radios: Suits are all working well. Crew 212 did a fantastic job of maintaining them. Give our numbers, we are using our own radios.

Summary of Hab operations: nominal

Summary of GreenHab operations: none

Summary of ScienceDome operations: Used for course lectures and briefings. All systems nominal

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 at this time

Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support: None needed. Thank you so much for your support of our mission.

Operations Report – May 16th

Crew 212 Operations Report 16-MAY-2019

SOL: 11

Name of person filing report: Paolo Guardabasso

Non-nominal systems: None.

Notes on non-nominal systems: Nothing to report.

Generator (hours run last night): [From Director]
On (last night): 6:15 PM
Off (this morning): [From Director]

Solar— SOC 84% at 7:40 PM

Diesel Reading – 82%

Propane Reading – 45%

Ethanol Free Gasoline – 4 gallons

Water (Axillary tank) – 0 gallons

Water (static tank) – 200 gallons

Axillary to Static tank transfer – no

Gallons transferred: No

Water in GreenHab – 113 gallons

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

Water Meter: 143754.6

Toilet tank emptied: No

Deimos rover used: no (out of order)
Hours:
Beginning charge:
Ending charge:
Currently charging:

Sojourner rover used: ASSIGNED TO DIRECTOR
Hours:
Beginning charge:
Ending charge:
Currently charging:

Spirit rover used: Yes [USED BY DIRECTOR]
Hours: [From Director]
Beginning charge: 100%
Ending charge: 71%
Currently charging: Yes

Opportunity rover used: Yes [USED BY DIRECTOR]
Hours: [From Director]
Beginning charge: 76%
Ending charge: 60%
Currently charging: Yes

Curiosity rover used: No
Hours: 96.6h
Beginning charge:
Ending charge:
Currently charging: Yes

Notes on rovers: [From Director] Sojo’s battery bank was cleaned and batteries refilled with distilled water. Only one cell was critically low (below the metal) but it was still wet. 1.5 gallons of distilled water used. No connections were loose and no battery caps were trapped under the security bar. The thermistor on the Rangers need to go to get serviced. All the batteries on Oppi were cleaned and the batteries will be filled tomorrow. Oppi needs the brakes serviced, as they have failed and run out of brake fluid twice this season.

ATV’s Used: (Honda, 300, 350.1, 350.2, 350.3)

Reason for use:

Oil Added?

ATV Fuel Used: Gals

# Hours the ATVs were Used today:

Notes on ATVs:

HabCar used and why, where? Nothing to report.

CrewCar used and why, where? Off Campus

General notes and comments: Nothing to report.

Summary of internet: Nothing to report.

Summary of suits and radios: Nothing to report.

Summary of Hab operations: after EVA#11, we had a debriefing and we worked on our experiments. The high winds have slightly damaged the tunnel covers in a few points.

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.

Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support: the new pump is working fine, but I just wanted a clarification: is it normal that the pump works in a pulsed mode (oscillating ON/OFF) when a low quantity of water is required?

Operations Report – May 15th

Crew 212 Operations Report 15-MAY-2019

SOL: 10

Name of person filing report: Paolo Guardabasso

Non-nominal systems: None.

Notes on non-nominal systems: Nothing to report.

Generator (hours run last night): 12:00

On (last night): 7:00 PM

Off (this morning): 7:00 AM

Solar— SOC 74% at 6:15 PM

Diesel Reading – 85%

Propane Reading – 45%

Ethanol Free Gasoline – 4 gallons

Water (Axillary tank) – 0 gallons

Water (static tank) – 260 gallons

Axillary to Static tank transfer – no

Gallons transferred: No

Water in GreenHab – 122 gallons

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

Water Meter: 143678.1

Toilet tank emptied: No

Deimos rover used: no (out of order)

Hours:

Beginning charge:

Ending charge:

Currently charging:

Sojourner rover used: ASSIGNED TO DIRECTOR

Hours:

Beginning charge:

Ending charge:

Currently charging:

Spirit rover used: Yes [USED BY DIRECTOR FOR MAINTENANCE]

Hours:

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge:

Currently charging: Yes

Opportunity rover used: Yes [USED BY DIRECTOR  FOR MAINTENANCE]

Hours:

Beginning charge: 99%

Ending charge: 74%

Currently charging: No

Curiosity rover used: No

Hours: 96.6h

Beginning charge:

Ending charge:

Currently charging: Yes

Notes on rovers: [From Director] cleaned all the batteries on Spirit today and checked for loose connections. The connections were very corroded but not loose. Then I checked all the cells on the batteries. They were basically fine and I added 1 gallon of distilled water to them. However, there were three cells on one battery that could not be opened unless a security bar was removed. Apparently when others had filled the batteries they thought it would be fine to just ignore those cells rather than bother with the bar. The cells were completely dry. I filled them with about 1/2 gallon of distilled water and secured the bar again. I am currently charging the rover and we will see if that battery can recover. If not, I will switch it out with one on Opportunity for the remainder of the field season.

ATV’s Used: (Honda, 300, 350.1, 350.2, 350.3)

Reason for use:

Oil Added?

ATV Fuel Used: Gals

# Hours the ATVs were Used today:

Notes on ATVs:

HabCar used and why, where? Nothing to report.

CrewCar used and why, where? Off Campus

General notes and comments:

· The tests run this morning on EVA#11 proved unsuccessful.

· The day was spent working on experiments and doing some fixes in the Station.

Summary of internet: Nothing to report.

Summary of suits and radios: A headset was damaged during EVA#10.

Summary of Hab operations:

· We assembled the new pump in the loft and changed the water filter. The area was dried and cleaned, and the new pump has been fixed to the plywood. The new pump maintains the pressure higher than before, and this fixed the heater problem; now we have enough pressure to activate the hot water. The leak in the commander’s room is stopped, and humidity is reduced, but the damage done by the old pump will require a remaking of the ceiling.

· The Engineering airlock’s external door was tightened to facilitate opening and closing. It still needs to be slightly lifted when opening.

· A snake (oval head, sand coloured skin) was found in the tunnel to the Science Dome at 6:00 PM and run away when it saw the crew.

Summary of GreenHab operations: The hot weather required more water for the plants.

Summary of ScienceDome operations: Nothing to report.

Summary of RAM operations: sand accumulated in the past EVAs was cleaned and drones were cleaned and repaired.

Summary of any observatory issues: Nothing to report.

Summary of health and safety issues: Nothing to report.

Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support: Burnable and Non Burnable trash is now in the Engineering airlock.

Operations Report – May 14th

Crew 212 Operations Report 14-MAY-2019

SOL: 9

Name of person filing report: Paolo Guardabasso

Non-nominal systems: Rover Opportunity.

Notes on non-nominal systems: the rover Opportunity failed again this morning, during the engineering EVA that was performed to test the three rovers (see the dedicated EVA report).

Generator (hours run last night): 12:00

On (last night): 7:00 PM

Off (this morning): 7:00 AM

Solar— SOC 59% at 7:00 PM

Diesel Reading – 88%

Propane Reading – 46%

Ethanol Free Gasoline – 4 gallons

Water (Axillary tank) – 0 gallons

Water (static tank) – 300 gallons (the value of yesterday was 380, it was probably overestimated, as the water meter says we consumed 41 gallons today)

Axillary to Static tank transfer – no

Gallons transferred: No

Water in GreenHab – 130 gallons

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

Water Meter: 143624.1

Toilet tank emptied: Yes

Deimos rover used: no (out of order)

Hours:

Beginning charge:

Ending charge:

Currently charging:

Sojourner rover used: ASSIGNED TO DIRECTOR

Hours:

Beginning charge:

Ending charge:

Currently charging:

Spirit rover used: Yes

Hours: 93.3h

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 65%

Currently charging: Yes

Opportunity rover used: Yes

Hours: 59.8h

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 99%

Currently charging: No

Curiosity rover used: Yes

Hours: 96.6h

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 87%

Currently charging: Yes

Notes on rovers: a 4 miles rover test was run during an Engineering EVA (a dedicated report will be sent to Mission Support); Opportunity stopped after 1.3 miles for battery overheating (similar to Sol 8).

ATV’s Used: (Honda, 300, 350.1, 350.2, 350.3)

Reason for use:

Oil Added?

ATV Fuel Used: Gals

# Hours the ATVs were Used today:

Notes on ATVs:

HabCar used and why, where? Nothing to report.

CrewCar used and why, where? Off Campus

General notes and comments: the crew of EVA#10 had a delay on their scheduled return time. We received the new loft pump and we’ll assemble it later tonight or tomorrow morning.

Summary of internet: Nothing to report.

Summary of suits and radios: radio batteries are often giving wrong values (indicating full battery and then turning off). From now on, spare batteries will be brought during EVAs. See spacesuit report for more info.

Summary of Hab operations: The ceiling in the commander’s room seems dryer than yesterday night, thanks to the temporary repair done yesterday.

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.

Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support: We’re about to run out of milk (2 small bags), carbs (no pasta, 1 portion each of rice), vegetables (no broccoli, only corn and onion left).

Spacesuit Report – May 14th

Crew 212-LATAM-III

Submitted by Spacesuit Engineer: Camilo Andrés Zorro Mendoza

Spacesuit report

Sol: 9

Sim suit used Engineering EVA: 10, 9 and 3.
used for 1 hour

Sim suit: 10
Voltage level before EVA: 12.7 V
Voltage level after EVA:
12.1 V

Sim suit: 9
Voltage level before EVA: 12.8 V
Voltage level after EVA:
12.6 V

Sim suit: 3
Voltage level before EVA:
13.3 V
Voltage level after EVA:
12.9 V

Sim suit used Engineering EVA: 8 and 10.
used for 2 hours

Sim suit: 10
Voltage level before EVA: 13 V
Voltage level after EVA:
12.3 V

Sim suit: 8
Voltage level before EVA:
13.1 V
Voltage level after EVA:
5.9 V (it will be changed)

General commentaries

– In the next EVA will be bring extra batteries for safety.

Operations Report- May 02nd

Crew 211 Operations Report 02-MAY-2019

SOL: 11

Name of person filing report: Julien Amalaberque

Non-nominal systems: The pump from the loft

Notes on non-nominal systems: * Loft pump: Still some weird noises but it holds. The leak is still present, nothing changed with that.

Generator (hours run last night): 11:00

On (last night): 8:00 pm

Off (this morning): 7:00 am

Solar— SOC 79 % at 19:30 pm

Diesel Reading – 100 %

Propane Reading – 49 %

Ethanol Free Gasoline – 4 gallons

Water (auxillary tank) – 0 gallons

Water (static tank) – ~190 gallons

Auxillary to Static tank transfer– no

Gallons transferred: No

Water in GreenHab – 65 gallons

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

Water Meter: 15 gallons

Toilet tank emptied: no

Deimos rover used: no (out of order)

Hours:

Beginning charge:

Ending charge:

Currently charging:

Sojourner rover used: ASSIGNED TO DIRECTOR, no

Hours:

Beginning charge:

Ending charge:

Currently charging:

Spirit rover used: yes

Hours: 92.1h

Beginning charge: 100

Ending charge: 66

Currently charging: yes

Opportunity rover used: no

Hours: 58h

Beginning charge:

Ending charge:

Currently charging: no

Curiosity rover used: yes

Hours: 93.3h

Beginning charge: 100

Ending charge: 71

Currently charging: yes

Notes on rovers: Nothing to report

Reason for use:

ATV Fuel Used: 0 Gals

# Hours the ATVs were Used today: 0

Notes on ATVs: nothing to report

HabCar used and why, where? No

CrewCar used and why, where? No

General notes and comments: 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 GreenHab operations: Some chards and carrots were harvested

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: As we started the food inventory, we noted that a large majority of the food is expired.

Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support:

Operations Report- May 02nd

Crew 211 Operations Report 02-MAY-2019

SOL: 11

Name of person filing report: Julien Amalaberque

Non-nominal systems: The pump from the loft

Notes on non-nominal systems: * Loft pump: Still some weird noises but it holds. The leak is still present, nothing changed with that.

Generator (hours run last night): 11:00

On (last night): 8:00 pm

Off (this morning): 7:00 am

Solar— SOC 79 % at 19:30 pm

Diesel Reading – 100 %

Propane Reading – 49 %

Ethanol Free Gasoline – 4 gallons

Water (auxillary tank) – 0 gallons

Water (static tank) – ~190 gallons

Auxillary to Static tank transfer– no

Gallons transferred: No

Water in GreenHab – 65 gallons

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

Water Meter: 15 gallons

Toilet tank emptied: no

Deimos rover used: no (out of order)

Hours:

Beginning charge:

Ending charge:

Currently charging:

Sojourner rover used: ASSIGNED TO DIRECTOR, no

Hours:

Beginning charge:

Ending charge:

Currently charging:

Spirit rover used: yes

Hours: 92.1h

Beginning charge: 100

Ending charge: 66

Currently charging: yes

Opportunity rover used: no

Hours: 58h

Beginning charge:

Ending charge:

Currently charging: no

Curiosity rover used: yes

Hours: 93.3h

Beginning charge: 100

Ending charge: 71

Currently charging: yes

Notes on rovers: Nothing to report

Reason for use:

ATV Fuel Used: 0 Gals

# Hours the ATVs were Used today: 0

Notes on ATVs: nothing to report

HabCar used and why, where? No

CrewCar used and why, where? No

General notes and comments: 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 GreenHab operations: Some chards and carrots were harvested

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: As we started the food inventory, we noted that a large majority of the food is expired.

Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support:

Operations Report – May 13th

Crew 212 Operations Report 13-MAY-2019

SOL: 8

Name of person filing report: Paolo Guardabasso

Non-nominal systems: Rover Opportunity, Upper deck water pump, Kitchen sink.

Notes on non-nominal systems: rover Opportunity failed during EVA (on the way to the second EVA objective). For more details, look at the notes about the rovers and the EVA report for EVA #9.

The upper deck pump is now activating for rather long times (tens of seconds) with all the sinks shut. The kitchen sink is leaking.

Generator (hours run last night): 11:15

On (last night): 7:45 PM

Off (this morning): 7:00 AM

Solar— SOC 61% at 7:45 PM

Diesel Reading – 88 %

Propane Reading – 46%

Ethanol Free Gasoline – 4 gallons

Water (Axillary tank) – 0 gallons

Water (static tank) – 380 gallons

Axillary to Static tank transfer – no

Gallons transferred: ~200

Water in GreenHab – 137 gallons

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

Water Meter: 143583.1

Toilet tank emptied: No

Deimos rover used: no (out of order)

Hours:

Beginning charge:

Ending charge:

Currently charging:

Sojourner rover used: ASSIGNED TO DIRECTOR

Hours:

Beginning charge:

Ending charge:

Currently charging:

Spirit rover used: No

Hours: 92.8h

Beginning charge:

Ending charge:

Currently charging: Yes

Opportunity rover used: Yes

Hours: 59.5h

Beginning charge: 100

Ending charge: 98

Currently charging: Yes

Curiosity rover used: Yes

Hours: 95.6h

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 97%

Currently charging: Yes

Notes on rovers: Opportunity rover failed during EVA 9 because of overheating of battery (more details in EVA report); it was not possible to restart the engine until . Problem might be cause by lack of distilled water in radiator. Spirit rover battery has had anomalous consumption rates in the past days. A major rover check will be run tomorrow during an Engineering EVA.

ATV’s Used: (Honda, 300, 350.1, 350.2, 350.3)

Reason for use:

Oil Added?

ATV Fuel Used: Gals

# Hours the ATVs were Used today:

Notes on ATVs:

HabCar used and why, where? The HabCar was used to reach the location were Opportunity was left after it failed during EVA 9.

CrewCar used and why, where? Off Campus

General notes and comments: We captured another mouse last night, and it was set free today during EVA 9 at Cowboy’s Corner. EVA 9 presented several challenges (see EVA report).

Summary of internet: Nothing to report.

Summary of suits and radios: some suits batteries are at end of life, they lose charge very quickly (see spacesuit engineer report).

Summary of Hab operations: The ceiling in the commander’s room is compromised by water and might have a localized collapse if weight is applied to it, a bucket had to be placed close to the bed. A mouse was found in the lower deck. Leaking of the sink in the kitchen has been found, and this could be the cause of the leaking reported in a previous report.

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.

Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support: what is the level of usage of the potable water filter? It is quite brown at the moment (see photo attached). Should it be replaced together with the pump tomorrow night?