Operations Report – April 10th

SOL: 10
Name of person filing report: Louis Joseph
Non-nominal systems: Suit 5 (battery connection), Suit 2 (stuck valve) and Suit 9 (broken visor)
Notes on non-nominal systems: A second look has been given to Suit 5 components, after checking multiple times the Suit’s battery voltage and connections, everything seems to be working fine. Further attention will be given to the Suit’s electrical connection tomorrow.
After checking some of the suit’s helmets, I noticed a missing zip-tie on the back plate of one of the helmets. It has been replaced by a new one.
ROVERS
Spirit rover used:
Hours: (before EVA)
Beginning charge: (Before EVA)
Ending charge: (On return from EVA, before recharging)
Currently charging:
Opportunity rover used:
Hours:
Beginning charge:
Ending charge:
Currently charging:
Curiosity rover used:
Hours: 276,6
Beginning charge: 100
Ending charge: 70
Currently charging: na (came back after 3pm)
Perseverance rover used:
Hours:
Beginning charge:
Ending charge:
Currently charging:
General notes on rovers: NA
Summary of Hab operations: put notes here
WATER USE: 22.87 gallons
Water (static tank): 314.74 gallons
Static tank pipe heater (on or off): off
Static tank heater (On or off): off
Toilet tank emptied: yes
Summary of internet: Used for music playing, mails, research for experiments, learning languages.
Summary of suits and radios:
Radios 1,2 and 6 were used.
Light Suits 1,3 were used.
Summary of GreenHab operations: Watered all the crops today, harvesting of all kinds today
WATER USE: 7 gallons
Heater: On
Supplemental light: N/A
Harvest:
Cilantro (6 leaves) : 1 g
Parsley (~10 leaves) : 1 g
Basilic (~40 leaves) : 9 g
Mint (~ leaves) : 3g
Tomatoes (13 pcs) : 57 g
Summary of ScienceDome operations: recording videos for sponsors and social media
Dual split: Off
Summary of RAM operations: (Tools used, work done) used to diagnose Suit 5 issues (multimeter) and to repair a zip-tie on one of the helmet’s back plate.
Summary of any observatory issues: NA
Summary of health and safety issues: Everybody is feeling great
Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support: NA

Operations Report – April 11th

SOL: 11
Name of person filing report: Louis Joseph
Non-nominal systems: Suit 5 (battery connection), Suit 2 (stuck valve) and Suit 9 (broken visor)
Notes on non-nominal systems: Suit 5 was once more inspected inside the RAM. Louis (Engineer) and Hippolyte (GreenHab Officer) diagnosed the issue. It seems like there is a short-circuit at one of the ventilation’s connections (see linked pictures). The two wires connections are touching in some cases, causing the suit and the ventilation to shut down. A repair would require to re-solder this connection.
ROVERS
Spirit rover used:
Hours: 250.8
Beginning charge: 100%
Ending charge: 74%
Currently charging: na (came back after 3pm)
Opportunity rover used:
Hours: 178.1
Beginning charge: 100%
Ending charge: 85%
Currently charging: Yes
Curiosity rover used:
Hours: 276.9
Beginning charge: 100%
Ending charge: 77%
Currently charging: na (came back after 3pm)

Perseverance rover used:
Hours: 290.1
Beginning charge: 90%
Ending charge: 76%
Currently charging: Yes
General notes on rovers: NA
Summary of Hab operations:
WATER USE: 29.41 gallons
Water (static tank): 285.33 gallons
Static tank pipe heater (on or off): off
Static tank heater (On or off): off
Toilet tank emptied: no
Summary of internet: Used for music playing, mails, research for experiments, learning languages.
Summary of suits and radios:
Radios 1,2,3,4, 5 and 6 were used.
Light Suits 1,3, 4 and 6 were used.
Summary of GreenHab operations: Watered all the crops today, harvested parsley
WATER USE: 9 gallons
Heater: On
Supplemental light: N/A
Harvest:
Parsley (~20 leaves) : 2 g
Summary of ScienceDome operations:
During the morning, writing reports and working for research.
During the afternoon, collecting biological samples (blood and saliva)
Dual split: Off
Summary of RAM operations: Used to check the Suit 5 issue, a multimeter and some electric tape were used.
Summary of any observatory issues:
Summary of health and safety issues: everybody feels good
Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support:

Operations Report – April 12th

Crew 296 Operations Report 12-04-2024
SOL: 12
Name of person filing report: Louis Joseph
Non-nominal systems: Suit 5 (ventilation electrical connection), Suit 2 (stuck valve) and Suit 9 (broken visor)
Notes on non-nominal systems: No work was done on non-nominal systems today
ROVERS
Spirit rover used:
Hours: 250.8
Beginning charge: 100
Ending charge: 87
Currently charging: No
Opportunity rover used:
Hours: 178.1
Beginning charge: 100
Ending charge: 89
Currently charging: No
Curiosity rover used:
Hours: 276.9
Beginning charge: 100%
Ending charge: 87%
Currently charging: No
Perseverance rover used:
Hours: 290.1
Beginning charge: 80
Ending charge: 67
Currently charging: No
General notes on rovers: NA
Summary of Hab operations:
WATER USE: Cannot be measured as water has been added to the tank
Water (static tank): 360.5 gallons
Static tank pipe heater (on or off): off
Static tank heater (On or off): off
Toilet tank emptied: yes
Summary of internet: Used for music playing, mails, research for experiments, learning languages, live connection with a Spanish TV
Summary of suits and radios:
Radios 1,2,3,4, 5 and 8 were used.
Light Suits 1,3, 4, 6 and 8 were used.
Summary of GreenHab operations: On my last day, every corner of the greenhab was filled with water and memories. See you in another life tomatoes
WATER USE: 9.5 gallons
Heater: On
Supplemental light: N/A
Harvest: None
Summary of ScienceDome operations:
Medical samples were packed for transportation to Grand Junction
Dual split: Off
Summary of RAM operations: (Tools used, work done) Used to dismantle Maxime’s weather station’s metal pole
Summary of any observatory issues: NA

Operations Report – April 7th

SOL: 7
Name of person filing report: Louis Joseph
Non-nominal systems: Suit 2 (stuck valve) and Suit 9 (broken visor)
Notes on non-nominal systems: No solutions found for Suit 2 yet.
ROVERS
Spirit rover used: NA
Hours: (before EVA)
Beginning charge: (Before EVA)
Ending charge: (On return from EVA, before recharging)
Currently charging:
Opportunity rover used:
Hours: 177.2
Beginning charge: 100
Ending charge: 51
Currently charging:
Curiosity rover used: NA
Hours:
Beginning charge:
Ending charge:
Currently charging:
Perseverance rover used:
Hours: 289.6
Beginning charge: 86
Ending charge: 51
Currently charging:
General notes on rovers:
Summary of Hab operations: put notes here
WATER USE: 16.34 gallons
Water (static tank): 384.99 gallons
Static tank pipe heater (on or off):
Static tank heater (On or off)
Toilet tank emptied: no
Summary of internet: Used for music playing, mails, research for experiments, learning languages.
Summary of suits and radios:
Radios 3,4,7,5,6 were used.
Light Suits 1,3,4,6 were used.
Summary of GreenHab operations: put notes here
WATER USE: 9 gallons
Heater: On
Supplemental light: N/A
Harvest:
Tomatoes (13 pcs) : 49 g
Parsley (~20 leaves) : 3 g
Summary of ScienceDome operations:
During the afternoon, Imane, Alba and Arnaud used the science dome for blood and saliva collection to assess stress and immunity markers as well as material preparation for the next few days. We’ve also processed blood samples after their collection. We have frozen the saliva samples and performed a measurement of AMMP-8 in saliva with the ORALyzer ® for the evaluation of oral health.
Dual split: Off
Summary of RAM operations: (Tools used, work done)
RAM was used by Louis to create the GCPs (Ground Control Point) that will be used in future EVAs for his experiment. He only used markers, green duct tape (both brought to the MDRS) and a pair of scissors from the RAM. Tools from the RAM were also used to replace missing tennis balls and zip-ties along the corridors of the station. A total of 13 new zip-ties and 1 tennis ball were added to secure the stakes and the cover of the corridors of the station.
Summary of any observatory issues: put notes here
Summary of health and safety issues: One of our crew members has been diagnosed with a lice infection. To control further spreading of the head lice, 2 members had to break out of simulation and go grab necessary supplies to the nearest pharmacy
Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support: NA

Operations Report – April 8th

SOL: 8
Name of person filing report: Louis Joseph
Non-nominal systems: Suit 5 (battery connection), Suit 2 (stuck valve) and Suit 9 (broken visor)
Notes on non-nominal systems: After fixing the faulty connection of Suit 5, we check its battery voltage a few times over the course of 2 days. No voltage deficits were noticed. We decided to try Suit 5 on a short EVA (45min) this morning. No problems were noticed until we came back to the station. While in the airlock, the ventilation of Suit 5 turned off. We checked the suit afterwards and the ventilation began to work again after disconnecting and reconnecting internal electric cables to the battery. Further investigation is required before using it again on future EVAs. No solutions found for Suit 2 yet.
ROVERS
Spirit rover used:
Hours: 250,3
Beginning charge: 90%
Ending charge: 70%
Currently charging: Yes
Opportunity rover used:
Hours: 177,8
Beginning charge: 100%
Ending charge: 90%
Currently charging: Yes
Curiosity rover used:
Hours:
EVA#10 : 276
EVA#11 : 271,6
Beginning charge:
EVA#10 : 100%
EVA#11 : 84%
Ending charge:
EVA#10 : 84%
EVA#11 : 74%
Currently charging: Yes
Perseverance rover used:
Hours: 290
Beginning charge: 89%
Ending charge: 76%
Currently charging: Yes
General notes on rovers: NA
Summary of Hab operations:
WATER USE: 26.14 gallons
Water (static tank): 358.85 gallons
Static tank pipe heater (on or off): OFF
Static tank heater (On or off): OFF
Toilet tank emptied: yes
Summary of internet: Used for music playing, mails, research for experiments, learning languages.
Summary of suits and radios:
All radios were used.
Light Suits 1,3,4,5 and 6 were used.
Summary of GreenHab operations: I watered all the crops, and harvested some basil and tomatoes for pizzas tonight
WATER USE: 7.5 gallons
Heater: On
Supplemental light: N/A
Harvest:
Tomatoes (16 pcs) : 62 g
Basil (~20 leaves) : 5 g
Summary of ScienceDome operations: Used to film rushes for future sponsoring videos
Dual split: Off
Summary of RAM operations: Used to film rushes for future sponsoring videos
Summary of any observatory issues: The sun was eaten by the moon
Summary of health and safety issues: Everyone was given an anti-lices shampoo
Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support: NA

Operations Report – April 9th

SOL: 9
Name of person filing report: Louis Joseph
Non-nominal systems: Suit 5 (battery connection), Suit 2 (stuck valve) and Suit 9 (broken visor)
Notes on non-nominal systems: no work was done regarding the suits today
ROVERS
Spirit rover used:
Hours:
EVA#12 : 250.7
Beginning charge:
EVA#12 : 100%
Ending charge:
EVA#12 : 39%
Currently charging: yes
Opportunity rover used:
Hours:
EVA#13 : 177,8
Beginning charge:
EVA#13 : 100%
Ending charge:
EVA#13 : 68
Currently charging: yes
Curiosity rover used:
Hours:
EVA#12 : 276.6
Beginning charge:
EVA#12 : 100%
Ending charge:
EVA#12 : 49%
Currently charging:
Perseverance rover used:
Hours:
Beginning charge:
Ending charge:
Currently charging:
General notes on rovers: NA
Summary of Hab operations: put notes here
WATER USE: 21.24 gallons
Water (static tank): 337.6 gallons
Static tank pipe heater: Off
Static tank heater: Off
Toilet tank emptied: no
Summary of internet: Used for music playing, mails, research for experiments, learning languages.
Summary of suits and radios:
Radios 1,2,3,4,5,7 and 8 were used.
Light Suits 1,3,4 and 6 were used.
Summary of GreenHab operations: Just watered all the crops today, no harvesting.
WATER USE: 9 gallons
Heater: On
Supplemental light: N/A
Harvest: None
Summary of ScienceDome operations: Nothing conducted in the science dome today
Dual split: Off
Summary of RAM operations: NA
Summary of any observatory issues: NA
Summary of health and safety issues: Everybody feels good
Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support: NA

Operations Report – April 4th

SOL: 4
Name of person filing report: Louis Joseph
Non-nominal systems: Suit 2 (ventilation valve), Suit 5 (battery) and Suit 9 (visor)
Notes on non-nominal systems: Louis and Hippolyte are going to have a look at Suit 5 battery on Sol 5 (tomorrow). One of the ventilation valves of Suit 2 is stuck. Arnaud and Louis tried to work on it but were unsuccessful. They are going to look more into it on Sol 5 as they are both not planned for an EVA.
ROVERS
Spirit rover used:
Hours: (before EVA) 250.1
Beginning charge: 100%
Ending charge: 82%
Currently charging: Yes (10:00 am)
Opportunity rover used:
Hours: (before EVA) 176.6
Beginning charge: 100%
Ending charge: 87%
Currently charging: On return from EVA, we didn’t plugged it as requested because of cloudy skies
Curiosity rover used:
Hours: (before EVA) 275
Beginning charge: 100%
Ending charge: 87%
Currently charging: On return from EVA, we didn’t plugged it as requested because of cloudy skies
Perseverance rover used:
EVA#6
Hours: 289.5
Beginning charge: 93%
Ending charge: 84%
Currently charging: We plugged it at 9:51
EVA#7
Hours: 289.5
Beginning charge: 84%
Ending charge: 78%
Currently charging: na
General notes on rovers: Perseverance’s handbrake seems to be a little loose. The rover is still going backwards even if the handbrake is on.
Summary of Hab operations: put notes here
WATER USE: 24.51 gallons
Water (static tank): 432.37 gallons
Static tank pipe heater (on or off):
Static tank heater (On or off)
Toilet tank emptied: no or yes
Summary of internet: Used for music playing, mails, research for experiments, learning languages, watching science videos.
Summary of suits and radios:
For the morning EVA:
Radios 1,3,4,6 were used.
Light Suits 1,3,4,6 were used.
For the afternoon EVA:
Radios 1,2,3,4,6 were used.
Light Suits 1,2,3,4,6 were used.
Summary of GreenHab operations: I watered the crops with 4.5 gallons of water and harvested some tomatoes for the evening meal and mint to make tea.
WATER USE: 4.5 Gallons
Heater: On
Supplemental light: N/A
Harvest:
Tomatoes (18 pcs) : 63 g
Mint (~40 leaves) : 3 g
Summary of ScienceDome operations:
During the afternoon (2pm to 3pm), Imane, Alba and Arnaud used the science dome for blood and saliva collection to assess stress and immunity markers as well as processing the blood samples after their collection. We have frozen the saliva samples for further analysis to come when the crew will be back to Belgium.
Between 3pm to 4pm, Hippolyte asked each of us to complete a questionnaire about our experience in evaluating an artificial voice intelligence system.
Dual split: Off
Summary of RAM operations: First of all, we used the RAM to work on a stuck valve for the suit number 2 using WD40. We also used the RAM for the second part of Romain’s experiment as in the first day. He conducted part of his TapStrap experiment.
Summary of any observatory issues: NA
Summary of health and safety issues: One person cut his finger a little while working with a pair of scissors. This was disinfected and a plaster applied. 1 person had a headache and one paracetamol 1g was given. He is now better.
Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support: how is our water consumption looking?

Operations Report – April 5th

SOL 5
Name of person filing report: Louis Joseph
Non-nominal systems: Suit 2 (stuck valve) and Suit 9 (broken visor)
Notes on non-nominal systems: Suit 5’s battery has (normally) been repaired. The issue was only a disconnected internal cable. We are going to check its voltage a few times before using it on future EVAs. No solutions found for Suit 2 yet.
ROVERS
Spirit rover used: n/a
Hours: (before EVA)
Beginning charge: (Before EVA)
Ending charge: (On return from EVA, before recharging)
Currently charging:
Opportunity rover used: n/a
Hours:
Beginning charge:
Ending charge:
Currently charging:
Curiosity rover used: n/a
Hours:
Beginning charge:
Ending charge:
Currently charging:
Perseverance rover used: n/a
Hours:
Beginning charge:
Ending charge:
Currently charging:
General notes on rovers: n/a
Summary of Hab operations: put notes here
WATER USE: 14.70 gallons
Water (static tank): 417.67 gallons
Static tank pipe heater (on or off):
Static tank heater (On or off)
Toilet tank emptied: yes
Summary of internet: Used for music playing, mails, research for experiments, learning languages, and sending videos to sponsors.
Summary of suits and radios: n/a
Summary of GreenHab operations: I watered the crops as usual, but added some more water to the tomatoes today because they looked a bit sad, I also harvested some parsley
WATER USE: 9 gallons
Heater: On
Supplemental light: N/A
Harvest:
Parsley (~20 leaves) : < 1g
Summary of ScienceDome operations:
No science activities in the science dome today.
We just recorded a short video for our sponsors to explain our work.
Dual split: Off
Summary of RAM operations:
The RAM was used to fix Suit 5’s faulty battery. After inspection, we noticed that an internal cable was disconnected from the battery. Everything should be good now, but we are still going to check its voltage a few times before considering using it on future EVAs. Regarding Suit 2’s stuck valve, no solution has been found yet. We also recorded a short video inside the RAM for our sponsors
Summary of any observatory issues:
Too much and clouds, observations impossible.
Summary of health and safety issues:
Everybody feels super great today.
Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support: N/A

Supplemental Operations Report – April 7th

Date: 4/7/2024
Name of person filing report: Sergii Iakymov
Reason for Report: Routine
Non-Nominal Systems: Hab wall heater, solar observatory, perseverance parking brake & charger. EVA suit 2 & 9. Hab toilet level sensors.

Power system:
Solar: Nominal.
SOC Last 24 hours: Max 100%; Min 74%; Avg 85.1%.
VDC Last 24 hours: Max 59.59V; Min 39.83V; Avg 51.96V.
Generator run time: 5616.1 hours. Oil changed and air filter replaced."

Propane Readings:
Station Tank: 70%
Director Tank: 63%
Intern Tank: 80%
Generator Tank: 68%"

Water:
Hab Static Tank – 400 gallons
GreenHab – 142 gallons
Outpost tank – 250 gallons
Science Dome – 0 gallons
Septic Tanks emptied: No"

Rovers:
Sojourner rover used: No
Hours: 199.8
Beginning Charge: 100 %
Ending Charge: 53 %
Currently Charging: yes
Notes on Rovers: Perseverance is charging only up to about 90%. Charging error appears from time to time."

ATV: ATV’s Used: None. Nothing to report.

Cars:
Hab Car used and why, where: To Hanksville for supplies.
Crew Car used and why, where: From Grand Junction by crew.
General notes and comments: Hab car needs its gas cap replaced.

Summary of Internet:All nominal.
EVA suits and radios:
Suits: Suit 2 has twisted airway coupling, spare parts are in order. Suit 9 has damaged visor and is put aside until the end of the season.
Comms: All nominal.
Campus wide inspection, if action taken, what and why: All nominal
Summary of Hab Operations:Wall heater is not functioning, diagnostic is pending. Toiled level indicator is not working, diagnostic is in progress.
Summary of GreenHab Operations: All nominal
Summary of SciDome Operations:All nominal. "Keep this area clear" sign put up next to the power wall.
Summary of Observatories Operations:Solar observatory telescope diagonal is awaiting new part for replacement. Lower shutter is decoupled and fastened by bungee cord.
Summary of RAM Operations: All nominal
Summary of Outpost Operations:All nominal
Summary of Health and Safety Issues:All nominal

Operations Report – April 6th

SOL: 6
Name of person filing report: Louis Joseph
Non-nominal systems: Suit 2 (stuck valve) and Suit 9 (broken visor)
Notes on non-nominal systems: No solutions found for Suit 2 yet.
ROVERS
Spirit rover used: N/A
Hours:
Beginning charge:
Ending charge:
Currently charging:
Opportunity rover used:
Hours: 176.6
Beginning charge: 100
Ending charge: 26%
Currently charging:
Curiosity rover used:
Hours: 275.6
Beginning charge: 100
Ending charge: 29%
Currently charging:
Perseverance rover used: N/A
Hours:
Beginning charge:
Ending charge:
Currently charging:
General notes on rovers:
Summary of Hab operations: put notes here
WATER USE: 16.34 gallons
Water (static tank): 401.33 gallons
Static tank pipe heater (on or off):
Static tank heater (On or off)
Toilet tank emptied: yes
Summary of internet: put notes here
Summary of suits and radios: put notes here
Summary of GreenHab operations: The tomatoes are looking happier now, but I continued to cherish them. I watered all the crops, and harvested some mint to make tea today.
WATER USE: 7.5 gallons
Heater: On
Supplemental light: N/A
Harvest:
Mint (~20 leaves) : 1g
Summary of ScienceDome operations: Working on reports and some research for our experiments during morning (10 to 11:30am)
Dual split: Off
Summary of RAM operations: (Tools used, work done) NA
Summary of any observatory issues: NA
Summary of health and safety issues: Everybody is feeling great
Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support: NA

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