Operations Report – March 26th

Operations Report 26-MAR-2020

SOL: n/a

Name of person filing report: Shannon Rupert

Non-nominal systems: None

Notes on non-nominal systems: Nothing to report

Power system: SOLAR ONLY. Nominal.

Diesel Reading – 60%

Station Propane Reading – 65 %

Ethanol Free Gasoline – 5.5 gallons

Water (loft tank): half full gallons

Water Meter: n/a units

Water (static tank) – 300 gallons

Static to Loft Pump used – no

Water in GreenHab – 0 gallons

Water in ScienceDome: 0 gallons

Toilet tank emptied: no

Notes on rovers: All rovers are in town to be stored until May.

Notes on ATVs: ATVs are stored in a line outside the Hab until May.

HabCar used and why, where? Not used

CrewCar used and why, where? In Hanksville

General notes and comments: Nothing to report

Summary of internet: Nominal.

Summary of suits and radios: Nothing to report.

Summary of Hab operations: Hab is ready for shutdown except that I
have to play musical chairs with things that I found that belong in
other buildings. I was really disappointed in how dirty the Hab was
after just a half a year of operations. The kitchen was a real mess.
I did not clean it completely as it needs a deep cleaning (dishes
included) before operations start up again.

Summary of GreenHab operations: Shutdown complete until Fall 2020. I
went to out the wheelbarrow in the GreenHab this morning and the door
handle will not open. If I can’t get it to open, I will just leave it
as is until May.

Summary of ScienceDome operations: Shutdown complete until May

Summary of RAM operations: Shutdown complete until May

Summary of any observatory issues: The seal on the inner half-shell of
the dome was off in the middle again but I managed to get it all back
on this time. Will check tomorrow to see if it held.

Summary of health and safety issues: Nothing to report

Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support: Nothing at this time

Operations Report – March 24th

MDRS Supplemental Operations Report 24-MAR-2020

Name of person filing report: Shannon Rupert

Reason for Report: COVID-19 Shutdown

Non-nominal systems: None

Action taken for non-nominal systems: n/a

Generator check, note if oil and coolant added: No generator in use

ScienceDome Dual Split: Operational, but not in use

Solar— Nominal, providing power 24 hours a day, avg. SOC 80% per day

Diesel Reading – 60 % (ordered lock for tank)

Propane Reading, main tank – 65 %

Propane Reading, director tank— 69%

Propane Reading, intern tank— ~70%

Ethanol Free Gasoline – 5 gallons

Water (Outpost tank) – 150 gallons

Water (static tank) – 350 gallons

Water (GreenHab) – 0 gallons

Water (loft) – full

Static to Loft Pump used – no

Water Meter: n/a

Toilet tank emptied: n/a

Notes and action taken on rovers: Rovers are stored in Hanksville

Monthly check and fill of rover batteries: Not done at this time,
should be completed in May.

ATV’s Used: (Honda, 300, 350.1, 350.2, 350.3): Currently parked
outside the Hab. 350.1,2 and 3 are nominal. Honda is nominal but
needs an oil change. 300 is still in town.

Reason for use: n/a

Oil Added? No

ATV Fuel Used: 0 Gals

# Hours the ATVs were Used: 0

Notes and action taken on ATVs: Nothing to report

HabCar running? If used, why, where? At MDRS, used for chores

CrewCar running, If used why, where? Currently in Hanksville.

Campus wide inspection, if action taken, what and why? Nothing to report

Evidence of rodents, where and action taken: No evidence of rodents at
this time anywhere on campus

Summary of internet: All three accounts nominal

Summary of suits and radios: Nothing to report

Summary of Hab operations: Ordered hardware for new lock on rear airlock

Summary of Outpost operations: Intern Trailer cleaned and shutdown until May

Summary of GreenHab operations: Shutdown until Fall. Ordered keyed
handle to door.

Summary of ScienceDome operations: Shutdown until May

Summary of RAM operations: Nothing to report

Summary of any observatory issues: Nothing to report

Summary of health and safety issues: Nothing to report

List and summary of projects: Continuing to shut down station.

Questions, concerns, supplies needed and requests: Nothing at this time.

Operations Report – March 23rd

Operations Report 23-MAR-2020

SOL: n/a

Name of person filing report: Shannon Rupert

Non-nominal systems: None

Notes on non-nominal systems: Nothing to report

Power system: SOLAR ONLY. Nominal.

Diesel Reading – 60%

Station Propane Reading – 68 %

Ethanol Free Gasoline – 5.5 gallons

Water (loft tank): full gallons

Water Meter: n/a units

Water (static tank) – 150 gallons

Static to Loft Pump used – no

Water in GreenHab – 0 gallons

Water in ScienceDome: 0 gallons

Toilet tank emptied: no

Notes on rovers: All rovers are in town to be stored until May.

Notes on ATVs: ATVs will be stored in a line outside the Hab until May.

HabCar used and why, where? Not used

CrewCar used and why, where? In Hanksville

General notes and comments: Nothing to report

Summary of internet: Nominal.

Summary of suits and radios: Nothing to report.

Summary of Hab operations: Nothing to report

Summary of GreenHab operations: Shutdown complete until Fall 2020

Summary of ScienceDome operations: Shutdown complete until May

Summary of RAM operations: Nothing to report.

Summary of any observatory issues: Nothing to report

Summary of health and safety issues: I knocked my head really hard
today on the corner of a bench in the GreenHab while vacuuming. I am
fine but I have a nice dent above my right eye.

Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support: Nothing at this time

Operations Report – March 22nd

Operations Report 22-MAR-2020

SOL: n/a

Name of person filing report: Shannon Rupert

Non-nominal systems: None

Notes on non-nominal systems: Nothing to report

Power system: SOLAR ONLY. Nominal.

Diesel Reading – 60%

Station Propane Reading – 68 %

Ethanol Free Gasoline – 5.5 gallons

Water (loft tank): full gallons

Water Meter: n/a units

Water (static tank) – 150 gallons

Static to Loft Pump used – no

Water in GreenHab – 0 gallons

Water in ScienceDome: 0 gallons

Toilet tank emptied: no

Perseverance rover used: Yes

Hours: 152.9

Beginning charge: 96 %

Ending charge: 100%

Currently charging: yes

Sojourner rover used: Yes

Hours: 105.2

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 55 %

Currently charging: yes

Spirit rover: Yes

Hours: 134.6

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 43 %

Currently charging: yes

Opportunity rover used: Yes

Hours: 70.7

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 47 %

Currently charging: yes

Curiosity rover used: Yes

Hours: 140.0

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 40 %

Currently charging: yes

Notes on rovers: All rovers were moved to town today for storage
ATV’s Used: No

Reason for use: n/a

Oil Added? no

ATV Fuel Used: None

Hours the ATVs were Used today: 0

Notes on ATVs: ATVs will be stored in a line outside the Hab until May.

HabCar used and why, where? Not used

CrewCar used and why, where? In Hanksville. Used today to travel
with the rovers and ferry people back to MDRS.

General notes and comments: Started loading some of the trash on the
trailer and hope to take another load to the dump this week.

Summary of internet: Nominal.

Summary of suits and radios: Nothing to report.

Summary of Hab operations: Worked on cleaning upper deck. Progress
made but I’m not finished

Summary of GreenHab operations: Still not quite done.

Summary of ScienceDome operations: Nothing to report.

Summary of RAM operations: Nothing to report.

Summary of any observatory issues: The seal on the dome lip appears to
have shrunk. I sent photos to Peter and we are just going to keep an
eye on it for now and I will push it back into place as much as
possible when needed.

Summary of health and safety issues: Nothing to report.

Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support: Nothing at this time

Operations Report – March 21st

Operations Report 21-MAR-2020

SOL: n/a

Name of person filing report: Shannon Rupert

Non-nominal systems: None

Notes on non-nominal systems: Nothing to report

Power system: SOLAR ONLY. Nominal.

Diesel Reading – 60%

Station Propane Reading – 68 %

Ethanol Free Gasoline – 5.5 gallons

Water (loft tank): full gallons

Water Meter: n/a units

Water (static tank) – 150 gallons

Static to Loft Pump used – no

Water in GreenHab – 0 gallons

Water in ScienceDome: 0 gallons

Toilet tank emptied: no

Perseverance rover used: no

Hours: 152.5

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 100%

Currently charging: yes

Sojourner rover used: no

Hours: 104.5

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 100 %

Currently charging: yes

Spirit rover: no

Hours: 134.2

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 100 %

Currently charging: yes

Opportunity rover used: no

Hours: 70.3

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 100 %

Currently charging: yes

Curiosity rover used: no

Hours: 139.6

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 100 %

Currently charging: yes

Notes on rovers: Since most of the rovers’ nametags were damaged, I removed them and wrote each rover’s name on the hood with silver permanent marker. It’s temporary, but it works. Most of the rovers will be moved to town tomorrow.

ATV’s Used: Yes

Reason for use: Just started them

Oil Added? no

ATV Fuel Used: None

Hours the ATVs were Used today: 0

Notes on ATVs: Honda needs to be jumped.

HabCar used and why, where? To town to haul water and do laundry. Gas cap was replaced.

CrewCar used and why, where? In Hanksville.

General notes and comments: I didn’t get a whole lot done today. The past week caught up with this “elderly” person and I took a bit of a break.

Summary of internet: Nominal.

Summary of suits and radios: Nothing to report.

Summary of Hab operations: Nothing to report

Summary of GreenHab operations: Still need to finish things up in there.

Summary of ScienceDome operations: Finally, finally, finally, the dual split system was completed. It was wired into the ScienceDome breaker box, all condensation was removed from the system, oil and refrigerant were added, and more than a year after we started, we have heat and air conditioning!

Summary of RAM operations: Nothing to report.

Summary of any observatory issues: The black rubber seal on one half of the dome has fallen off. I will be working with Peter to secure it again.

Summary of health and safety issues: Nothing to report.

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

Operations Report Mar 20th

Operations Report 20-MAR-2020

SOL: n/a

Name of person filing report: Shannon Rupert

Non-nominal systems: None!

Notes on non-nominal systems: I find it just a little ironic that all systems are nominal right now.

Power system: SOLAR ONLY. Nominal. 99% at 8 pm last night, 77% at 7 am this morning.

Diesel Reading – 60%

Station Propane Reading – 68 %

Ethanol Free Gasoline – 5.5 gallons

Water (loft tank): full gallons

Water Meter: n/a units

Water (static tank) – 150 gallons

Static to Loft Pump used – yes

Water in GreenHab – 0 gallons

Water in ScienceDome: 0 gallons

Toilet tank emptied: no

Perseverance rover used: no

Hours: 152.5

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 100%

Currently charging: yes

Sojourner rover used: yes

Hours: 104.5

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 96 %

Currently charging: yes

Spirit rover: yes

Hours: 134.2

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 98 %

Currently charging: yes

Opportunity rover used: no

Hours: 70.3

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 100 %

Currently charging: yes

Curiosity rover used: yes

Hours: 139.6

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 100 %

Currently charging: yes

Notes on rovers: Nothing to report

ATV’s Used: No

Reason for use: n/a

Oil Added? no

ATV Fuel Used: None

Hours the ATVs were Used today: 0

Notes on ATVs: Nothing to report.

HabCar used and why, where? Just moved on station

CrewCar used and why, where? CrewCar is currently in Hanksville and will remain there for a while.

General notes and comments: Tunnel has been stripped of all tarps and tennis balls. They are stored in the RAM. The tennis ball caps worked perfectly all season.

The trash on the trailer has been taken to the dump. One load remains. This is a huge deal, as it has been sitting on the trailer for over a year. One of the tires on the trailer was low.

Summary of internet: Nominal.

Summary of suits and radios: All radios and spacesuits are no longer connected to power.

Summary of Hab operations: The lower deck lighting was replaced today with three 18, 000 LED lights. It’s delightfully daylight bright in there now! We also replaced the light in the EVA room with an LED daylight fixture. We should replace the remaining lower deck light

fixtures to complete the transformation.

Summary of GreenHab operations: Shutdown almost completed. I need to vacuum and bleach the floor and it will be complete

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: It’s been a good day and a lot got done!

Operations Report – March 19th

Operations Report 19-MAR-2020

SOL: n/a

Name of person filing report: Shannon Rupert

Non-nominal systems: none!

Notes on non-nominal systems: nothing to report

Wednesday

No longer using the generator. Solar Power only.

8 am SOC was 63

11 am SOC was 100

7 pm SOC was 97

Thursday

8 am SOC was 66

11:30 SOC was 68

4 pm SOC was 100

Diesel Reading – 66%

Station Propane Reading – 69 %

Ethanol Free Gasoline – 5.5 gallons

Water (loft tank): full gallons

Water Meter: n/a units

Water (static tank) – 150 gallons

Static to Loft Pump used – yes

Water in GreenHab – 0 gallons

Water in ScienceDome: 0 gallons

Toilet tank emptied: no

Perseverance rover used: no

Hours: 152.5

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 100%

Currently charging: yes

Sojourner rover used: no

Hours: 104.5

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 100 %

Currently charging: yes

Spirit rover: no

Hours: 134.2

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 100%

Currently charging: yes

Opportunity rover used: no

Hours: 70.3

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 100 %

Currently charging: yes

Curiosity rover used: no

Hours: 139.6

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 100 %

Currently charging: yes

Notes on rovers: Nothing to report

ATV’s Used: No

Reason for use: n/a

Oil Added? no

ATV Fuel Used: None

Hours the ATVs were Used today: 0

Notes on ATVs: Nothing to report.

HabCar used and why, where? Went to town for supplies

CrewCar used and why, where? CrewCar is currently in Hanksville and will remain there for a while.

General notes and comments: Remote power system monitoring is now online.

Summary of internet: I disconnected the wifi in the Hab and have the internet directly plugged into the remote power system online monitoring system. This means I can keep an eye on the system remotely.

Summary of suits and radios: Nothing to report

Summary of Hab operations: Nothing to report

Summary of GreenHab operations: GreenHab has been cleaned and prepped for summer except for the floor.

Summary of ScienceDome operations: Nothing to report

Summary of RAM operations: Nothing to report.

Summary of any observatory issues: This morning the SOC was 66% when the observatory was not being used, so the power loss we are experiencing at night is not caused by the observatory, but rather me. Observatory operations will continue unrestricted.

Summary of health and safety issues: Nothing to report.

Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support: We did not have any mud from the small amount of rain we got last night. Also, happy spring!

Operations Report – March 18th

Operations Report 18-MAR-2020

SOL: n/a

Name of person filing report: Shannon Rupert

Non-nominal systems: Nothing to report

Notes on non-nominal systems: Nothing to report

Tuesday Generator

8 am SOC was 70

5 pm SOC was 100

Generator was taken back to Grand Junction today and we are on solar power only.

Wednesday Generator

No longer using the generator. Solar Power only.

8 am SOC was 63

11 am SOC was 100

7 pm SOC was 97

Diesel Reading – 66%

Station Propane Reading – 69 %

Ethanol Free Gasoline – 5.5 gallons

Water (loft tank): 10 gallons

Water Meter: n/a units

Water (static tank) – 200 gallons

Static to Loft Pump used – no

Water in GreenHab – basically empty gallons

Water in ScienceDome: 0 gallons

Toilet tank emptied: no

Perseverance rover used: no

Hours: 152.5

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 100%

Currently charging: yes

Sojourner rover used: yes

Hours: 104.5

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 86%

Currently charging: yes

Spirit rover: no

Hours: 134.2

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 100%

Currently charging: yes

Opportunity rover used: yes

Hours: 70.3

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 97%

Currently charging: yes

Curiosity rover used: yes

Hours: 139.6

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 96 %

Currently charging: yes

Notes on rovers: Nothing to report

ATV’s Used: No

Reason for use: n/a

Oil Added? no

ATV Fuel Used: None

Hours the ATVs were Used today: 0

Notes on ATVs: Nothing to report.

HabCar used and why, where? Not used

CrewCar used and why, where? CrewCar is currently in Hanksville, used to deliver plants to Hanksville Community Gardens

General notes and comments: Removed more of the tunnel, hindered by strong winds, but wanted to get as many down as possible before rain. They are stored in the RAM until I can fold them.

Summary of internet: Nominal

Summary of suits and radios: Nothing to report

Summary of Hab operations: Nothing to report

Summary of GreenHab operations: Only a few plants left in the herb garden. I am transplanting them into pots so they can be donated.

Summary of ScienceDome operations: Nothing to report

Summary of RAM operations: Nothing to report.

Summary of any observatory issues: It’s rainy tonight so we weren’t going to use the observatory but I asked Peter to make sure if the skies clear that it doesn’t not open. This way we will be able to determine how much of the nighttime use of power is me and how much is the observatory. Hopefully it will be okay once I am gone, but right now it looks like we use too much at night and will damage the batteries over the long term. We may need to stagger nights that we use the observatory so that every other day they don’t discharge so

much at night but that is a worse case scenario. I need to balance the daytime/nighttime power use so the station will not suffer any damage to the system once we are shut down.

Summary of health and safety issues: Nothing to report.

Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support: It’s raining again which means mud tomorrow. I’m so not happy about this.

Operations Report – March 17th

Operations Report 17-MAR-2020

SOL: n/a

Name of person filing report: Shannon Rupert

Non-nominal systems: Nothing to report

Notes on non-nominal systems: Nothing to report

Monday Generator

6 am SOC was 77

10 am SOC was 73

1 PM SOC was 100

7 pm SOC was 98

Generator will not be run overnight.

Tuesday Generator

8 am SOC was 70

5 pm SOC was 100

Generator was taken back to Grand Junction today and we are on solar

power only.

Diesel Reading – 66%

Station Propane Reading – 69 %

Ethanol Free Gasoline – 5.5 gallons

Water (loft tank): 20 gallons

Water Meter: n/a units

Water (static tank) – 250 gallons

Static to Loft Pump used – no

Water in GreenHab – basically empty gallons

Water in ScienceDome: 0 gallons

Toilet tank emptied: no

Perseverance rover used: no

Hours: 152.5

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 100%

Currently charging: yes

Sojourner rover used: no

Hours: 104.5

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 100%

Currently charging: yes

Spirit rover: no

Hours: 134.2

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 100%

Currently charging: yes

Opportunity rover used: no

Hours: 70.3

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 100%

Currently charging: yes

Curiosity rover used: no

Hours: 139.6

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 100%

Currently charging: yes

Notes on rovers: Nothing to report

ATV’s Used: No

Reason for use: n/a

Oil Added? no

ATV Fuel Used: None

Hours the ATVs were Used today: 0

Notes on ATVs: Nothing to report.

HabCar used and why, where? Not used

CrewCar used and why, where? CrewCar is currently in Hanksville, we

retrieved it from Grand Junction today.

General notes and comments: Nothing to report

Summary of internet: Nominal

Summary of suits and radios: Nothing to report

Summary of Hab operations: Nothing to report

Summary of GreenHab operations: Plants have been donated to the

Hanksville Community Garden. We will start removing them tomorrow.

Heater has been turned off.

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: Happy St.

Patrick’s Day from the Red Planet!

Operations Report – March 16th

Operations Report 16-MAR-2020

SOL: n/a

Name of person filing report: Shannon Rupert

Non-nominal systems: Nothing to report

Notes on non-nominal systems: Nothing to report

Sunday Generator

6 am SOC was 76

9 am SOC was 67

1 pm SOC was 100

7 pm was 100

Generator was not be run overnight.

Monday Generator

6 am SOC was 77

10 am SOC was 73

1 PM SOC was 100

7 pm SOC was 98

Generator will not be run overnight. I am returning it to the rental

place tomorrow.

Diesel Reading – 60%

Station Propane Reading – 69 %

Ethanol Free Gasoline – 5.5 gallons

Water (loft tank): 60 gallons

Water Meter: n/a units

Water (static tank) – 250 gallons

Static to Loft Pump used – yes

Water in GreenHab – basically empty gallons

Water in ScienceDome: 0 gallons

Toilet tank emptied: yes. Filled and flushed. I will do this one more

time after I clean the bathroom

Perseverance rover used: no

Hours: 152.5

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 100%

Currently charging: yes

Sojourner rover used: no

Hours: 104.5

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 100%

Currently charging: yes

Spirit rover: no

Hours: 134.2

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 100%

Currently charging: yes

Opportunity rover used: no

Hours: 70.3

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 100%

Currently charging: yes

Curiosity rover used: no

Hours: 139.6

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 100%

Currently charging: yes

Notes on rovers: Nothing to report

ATV’s Used: No

Reason for use: n/a

Oil Added? no

ATV Fuel Used: None

Hours the ATVs were Used today: 0

Notes on ATVs: Nothing to report.

HabCar used and why, where? Not used

CrewCar used and why, where? In Grand Junction. Cathy from the Rock

Shop is going with me to take the generator back tomorrow and she will

bring back the CrewCar.

General notes and comments: Tunnel tarps and tennis balls have been

removed from RAM to Hab.

Summary of internet: Nominal

Summary of suits and radios: All radios are unplugged.

Summary of Hab operations: Began removing food and cleaning the upper deck.

Summary of GreenHab operations: Nothing new 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: Nothing at this

time.