Operations Report – January 20th

Operations Report

Subject Line: Crew 187 Operations Report 20JAN2018

Crew 187 Operations Report 20012018

SOL: 08

Name of person filing report: Luis Diaz

Non-nominal systems: None

Notes on non-nominal systems: Generator system limping along with a now-nominal routine.

Generator (hours run): 17h 50min

Generator turned off, charging battery at 13h:15m

Generator turned on at 19h:45m

Solar— SOC

@ 08:09: 64%

@ 17:49: 88%

Diesel: It can’t be measure. Explained in the Report 19JAN2018

Propane: 96%

Ethanol Free Gasoline (5 Gallon containers for ATV): 4.75 Gallons

Water (trailer): 125 Gallons

Water (static): 130 Gallons

Trailer to Static Pump used: No

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

Water Meter: 01299763 Gallons

Toilet tank emptied: Yes

ATVs Used: None

Oil Added? No

ATV Fuel Used: – Gallons

# Hours the ATVs were used today: –

Notes on ATVs: ATVs were nominal.

Deimos rover used: No

Hours: 101.8 h0

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: –

Currently charging: Yes

Sojourner rover used: Assigned to director only.

Hours: Director discretional hours

Beginning charge:

Ending charge: –

Currently charging: Maybe

Spirit rover used: No

Hours: 12.1h

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: –

Currently charging: No

Opportunity rover used: No

Hours: 5.5h

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge:

Currently charging: No

Curiosity rover used: No

Hours: 39h

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: –

Currently charging: Yes

HabCar used and why, where? No

General notes and comments: The electric bulb in room 3 burned down and was replaced by one found in the lower deck. The air filter was changed. The power generator was running for several hours because there were many clouds in the morning that did not allow the solar panels to charge the batteries.

Summary of internet: All nominal

Summary of suits and radios: All nominal

Summary of Hab operations: All nominal

Summary of GreenHab operations: All nominal

Summary of ScienceDome operations: All nominal

Summary of RAM operations: Not Operational

Summary of health and safety issues: All nominal

Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support: I’m calculating that the level of the water tank (static) will need a refill in 3 days, but if this could be done asap it would be great given that in the coming days the climatic conditions could complicate this task.

The water heater is not working. It shows a message that said: E3. I’m attaching a picture of that.

Operations Report – January 19th

Operations Report

Subject Line: Crew 187 Operations Report 19JAN2018

Crew 187 Operations Report 19JAN2018

SOL: 06

Name of person filing report: Luis Diaz

Non-nominal systems: None

Notes on non-nominal systems: Generator system limping along with a now-nominal routine.

Generator (hours run): 13h 53min

Generator turned off, charging battery at 8:02

Generator turned on at 19:25

Solar— SOC

@ 08:38: 30%

@ 04:41: 99%

Diesel: It can’t be measured. Explained in general notes and comments.

Propane: 97%

Ethanol Free Gasoline (5 Gallon containers for ATV): 4.75 Gallons

Water (trailer): 125 Gallons

Water (static): 200 Gallons

Trailer to Static Pump used: No

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

Water Meter: 01299134 Gallons

Toilet tank emptied: No

ATVs Used: None

Oil Added? No

ATV Fuel Used: – Gallons

# Hours the ATVs were used today: –

Notes on ATVs: ATVs were nominal.

Deimos rover used: No

Hours: 101.8 h0

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: –

Currently charging: Yes

Sojourner rover used: Assigned to director only.

Hours: Director discretional hours

Beginning charge:

Ending charge: –

Currently charging: Maybe

Spirit rover used: No

Hours: 12.1h

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: –

Currently charging: No

Opportunity rover used: No

Hours: 5.5h

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge:

Currently charging: No

Curiosity rover used: No

Hours: 39h

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: –

Currently charging: Yes

HabCar used and why, where? No

General notes and comments: Since the diesel level indicator does not work it can’t be measured. It looked to be almost empty, that’s the reason today we got a refill of 15 gallons. It is expected that it can be repaired in the coming days.

Summary of internet: All nominal

Summary of suits and radios: All nominal

Summary of Hab operations: All nominal

Summary of GreenHab operations: All nominal

Summary of ScienceDome operations: All nominal

Summary of RAM operations: Not Operational

Summary of health and safety issues: Given the presence of clouds during the morning and with little possibility of charging the battery of the solar panels, adding to this the small amount of diesel, the crew decided to follow protocols to save electricity for the night.

However, we received a diesel refill on time and the solar panels got the light from the sun sufficient to let the batteries be charged.

Questions, concerns, and requests to Mission Support: We are looking for a small buzzer to use as an alarm for the level sensor of the water tank. Any idea where to find it?

Operations Report – January 17th

Operations Report

Subject Line: Crew 187 Operations Report 17JAN2018

Crew 187 Operations Report 17012018

SOL: 05

Name of person filing report: L. Diaz

Non-nominal systems: None

Notes on non-nominal systems: Generator system limping along with a now-nominal routine.

Generator (hours run): 12h 00min

Generator turned off, charging battery at 8:30

Generator turned on at 20:40

Solar— SOC

@ 8:37: 52%

@ 19:30: 96%

Diesel: 50%

Propane: 99%

Ethanol Free Gasoline (5 Gallon containers for ATV): 4.75 Gallons

Water (trailer): 125 Gallons

Water (static): 260 Gallons

Trailer to Static Pump used: No

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

Water Meter: 01297674 Gallons

Toilet tank emptied: No

ATVs Used: None

Oil Added? No

ATV Fuel Used: – Gallons

# Hours the ATVs were used today: –

Notes on ATVs: ATVs were nominal.

Deimos rover used: No

Hours: –

Beginning charge: –

Ending charge:

Currently charging: No

Sojourner rover used: Assigned to director only.

Hours: Director discretional hours

Beginning charge:

Ending charge:

Currently charging: Maybe

Spirit rover used: No

Hours: –

Beginning charge: -%

Ending charge:

Currently charging: No

Opportunity rover used: No

Hours: –

Beginning charge: -%

Ending charge:

Currently charging: No

Curiosity rover used: No

Hours: –

Beginning charge: –

Ending charge:

Currently charging: Yes

HabCar used and why, where? No

General notes and comments: None

Summary of internet: All nominal

Summary of suits and radios: All nominal

Summary of Hab operations: All nominal

Summary of GreenHab operations: All nominal

Summary of ScienceDome operations: All nominal

Summary of RAM operations: Not Operational

Summary of health and safety issues: All nominal

Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support: None

Operations Report – January 18th

Operations Report

Subject Line: Crew 187 Operations Report 18JAN2018

Crew 187 Operations Report 18012018

SOL: 06

Name of person filing report: L. Diaz

Non-nominal systems: None

Notes on non-nominal systems: Generator system limping along with a now-nominal routine.

Generator (hours run): 11h 20min

Generator turned off, charging battery at 8:02

Generator turned on at 18:09

Solar— SOC

@ 08:36: 38%

@ 17:03: 79%

Diesel: 50%

Propane: 98%

Ethanol Free Gasoline (5 Gallon containers for ATV): 4.75 Gallons

Water (trailer): 125 Gallons

Water (static): 230 Gallons

Trailer to Static Pump used: No

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

Water Meter: 01298392 Gallons

Toilet tank emptied: No

ATVs Used: None

Oil Added? No

ATV Fuel Used: – Gallons

# Hours the ATVs were used today: –

Notes on ATVs: ATVs were nominal.

Deimos rover used: Yes

Hours: 101.8 h

Beginning charge: Yes

Ending charge: –

Currently charging: Yes

Sojourner rover used: Assigned to director only.

Hours: Director discretional hours

Beginning charge:

Ending charge:

Currently charging: Maybe

Spirit rover used: No

Hours: –

Beginning charge: -%

Ending charge:

Currently charging: No

Opportunity rover used: No

Hours: -x

Beginning charge: -%

Ending charge:

Currently charging: No

Curiosity rover used: Yes

Hours: 39h

Beginning charge: Yes

Ending charge: –

Currently charging: Yes

HabCar used and why, where? No

General notes and comments: Yesterday I made a typo in the water meter. Please change it for: 01297674 Gallons. Tomorrow I’m going to check the statistics remaining from the another vehicles to fill the Operations Report, I don’t have the actual statistics due the second day of training (SOL 2) the crew used the other vehicles that we don’t have used again until now.

Summary of internet: All nominal

Summary of suits and radios: All nominal

Summary of Hab operations: All nominal

Summary of GreenHab operations: All nominal

Summary of ScienceDome operations: All nominal

Summary of RAM operations: The cage of the Curiosity rover has been stored inside the RAM.

Summary of health and safety issues: All nominal

Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support: I would like to know how to perform the measurement approaches of propane, which does not have a measurement indicator, and diesel whose indicator is broken. I have been doing this by estimation.

Operations Report – January 16th

Operations Report

Subject Line: Crew 187 Operations Report 16JAN2018

Crew 186 Operations Report 16012018

SOL: 04

Name of person filing report: L. Diaz

Non-nominal systems: None

Notes on non-nominal systems: Generator system limping along with a now-nominal routine.

Generator (hours run): 13h 30min

Generator turned off, charging battery at 9:30

Generator turned on at 20:40

Solar— SOC

@ 8:03am: 52%

@ 5:30pm: 96%

Diesel: 50%

Propane: 100%

Ethanol Free Gasoline (5 Gallon containers for ATV): 4.75 Gallons

Water (trailer): 125 Gallons

Water (static): 300 Gallons

General notes and comments: Today we got a refill of propane. Water heater was fixed and it is working now. Also, none of the vehicles were used.

Operations Report – January 15th

Crew 186 Operations Report 15012018

SOL: 03

Name of person filing report: L. Diaz

Non-nominal systems: None

Notes on non-nominal systems: Generator system limping along with a now-nominal routine.

Generator (hours run): 14h 54min

Generator turned off, charging battery at 9:30

Generator turned on at 8:26pm

Solar— SOC

@ 8:00am: 41%

@ 4:37pm: 93%

Diesel: 50%

Propane: 26%

Ethanol Free Gasoline (5 Gallon containers for ATV): 4.75 Gallons

Water (trailer): 125 Gallons

Water (static): 380 Gallons

Trailer to Static Pump used: No

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

Water Meter: 1296629 Gallons

Toilet tank emptied: No

ATVs Used: 350.1, 350.2, 350.3

Oil Added? No

ATV Fuel Used: – Gallons

# Hours the ATVs were used today: 00 hours 35 min

Notes on ATVs: ATVs were nominal.

Deimos rover used: No

Hours: –

Beginning charge: –

Ending charge:

Currently charging: No

Sojourner rover used: Assigned to director only.

Hours: Director discretional hours

Beginning charge:

Ending charge:

Currently charging: Maybe

Spirit rover used: No

Hours: –

Beginning charge: -%

Ending charge:

Currently charging: No

Opportunity rover used: No

Hours: –

Beginning charge:-

Ending charge:

Currently charging: No

Curiosity rover used: Yes

Hours: 35

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge:

Currently charging: Yes

HabCar used and why, where? No

General notes and comments: None

Summary of internet: All nominal

Summary of suits and radios: All nominal

Summary of Hab operations: All nominal

Summary of GreenHab operations: All nominal

Summary of ScienceDome operations: All nominal

Summary of RAM operations: Not Operational

Summary of health and safety issues: Add Rearview mirrors to the Rovers, is dangerous driving them without that.

Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support: None

Operations Report – January 14th

Operations Report

Subject Line: Crew 187 Operations Report 14JAN2018

Crew 187 Operations Report 14012018

SOL: 2

Name of person filing report: L. Diaz

Non-nominal systems: None

Notes on non-nominal systems: Generator system limping along with a now-nominal routine.

Generator (hours run): 15h 50min

Generator turned off, charging battery at 9:45 am

Generator turned on at 18:36 pm

Solar— SOC

@ 11:04: 100%

@ 18:36: 53%

Diesel: 50%

Propane: 27%

Ethanol Free Gasoline (5 Gallon containers for ATV): XX Gallons

Water (trailer): – Gallons

Water (static): – Gallons

Trailer to Static Pump used: No

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

Water Meter: – Gallons

Toilet tank emptied: No

ATVs Used: (Honda, 350.1, 350.2, 350.3)

Oil Added? No

ATV Fuel Used: – Gallons

# Hours the ATVs were used today: 0.5 hours

Notes on ATVs: ATVs were nominal.

Deimos rover used: No

Hours: –

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge:

Currently charging: No

Sojourner rover used: Assigned to director only.

Hours: Director discretional hours

Beginning charge:

Ending charge:

Currently charging: Maybe

Spirit rover used: Si

Hours: –

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge:

Currently charging: Yes

Opportunity rover used: No

Hours: –

Beginning charge:

Ending charge:

Currently charging: No

Curiosity rover used: Yes

Hours: –

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge:

Currently charging: Yes

HabCar used and why, where? No

General notes and comments: Today was just a training day. I didn’t have the opportunity to check the hours from the rover’s, fuel and the level of water.

Summary of internet: All nominal

Summary of suits and radios: All nominal but I found that the ventilation system of the regular suit #5 is not working.

Summary of Hab operations: All nominal

Summary of GreenHab operations: All nominal

Summary of ScienceDome operations: All nominal

Summary of RAM operations: Not Operational

Summary of health and safety issues: Crew is Healthy

Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support: As I said in the Summary of suits, the ventilation system of the regular suit #5 is not working, can I try to fix it tomorrow?

Operations Report – January 13th

Crew 186 Operations Report 13JAN2018

SOL: 13

Name of person filing report: M. Grande

Non-nominal systems: None

Notes on non-nominal systems: Generator system limping along with a now-nominal routine.

Generator (hours run): 15.9h

Generator turned off, charging battery at 9:30am

Generator turned on at 5:30pm

Solar— SOC

@ 9:30am : 100%

@ 5:30pm : 91%

Diesel: 50%

Propane: 25%

Ethanol Free Gasoline (5 Gallon containers for ATV): 01 Gallons

Water (trailer): 220 Gallons

Water (static): 500 Gallons

Trailer to Static Pump used: Yes

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

Water Meter: 129509.8 Gallons

Toilet tank emptied: Yes

ATVs Used: Honda, two of the 350s

Oil Added? No

ATV Fuel Used: 02 Gallons

# Hours the ATVs were used today: 00:30 hours

Notes on ATVs: There is an unknown clanking sound coming from one of the ATV 350s, but I believe the suspect 350 was pushed to the side today and not used, so I wasn’t able to check this out. Otherwise, the new crew, 187, was able to drive the ATVs around for about half an hour for practice! We filled up the tanks again, and now are running low on stored gasoline.

Deimos rover used: Yes

Hours: 101.5

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 98%

Currently charging: Yes

Sojourner rover used: Assigned to director only.

Hours: 5.5

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge:

Currently charging: Yes

Spirit rover used: No

Hours: 12.1

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge:

Currently charging: Yes

Opportunity rover used: No

Hours: 5.5

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge:

Currently charging: No

Curiosity rover used: No

Hours: 3.1

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge:

Currently charging: No

HabCar used and why, where? Yes, to get a water resupply for the next crew.

General notes and comments: Today we spent most of the day cleaning up the hab and teaching Crew 187 the ropes! It was exciting to meet everyone and to now be on the other side of things, wishing them well for their mission. The new Crew Engineer has a lot on his plate, but he picked up everything well and started already by turning on the generator system this evening, with my supervision. Also, we got a water resupply! There’s now 110 G in the trailer tank and an extra 110 G in the tank in the hab car, but we’re not sure yet were the extra will be stored. Finally, we are changing the air filter this evening.

Summary of internet: All nominal

Summary of suits and radios: All nominal

Summary of Hab operations: Busy process today with cleaning and hand-off, but lots of the items left by previous crews have now been cleaned out! Everything otherwise is nominal.

Summary of GreenHab operations: There is a water leak at the GreenHab water spigot. We tried digging down to identify the source this afternoon; however, this proved nearly impossible in the mud and at an unknown depth of the source. The handle of the spigot has been secured so it cannot be used until the issue is fixed. This means that the GreenHab will need to obtain water from a different source–a significant operations concern because of the large volume of water required by the plants each day.

Summary of ScienceDome operations: All nominal

Summary of RAM operations: Not Operational

Summary of health and safety issues: Crew is Healthy

Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support: We are running low on a few things and would please like a resupply: RV Digest-It and Deoderizer (“Oxy-Kam Holding Tank Treatment”) for the toilet, and ATV gasoline.

Also, very importantly, I need to verify that the Diesel gauge is “from 12:00 to 6:00, counterclockwise” to display from 100% to 0%. This is important because it has been on 50% for around 5 days in a row now, and I want to ensure that what I believe to be 50% is not actually 0%. I completely forgot to ask during hand-off, but I have noted it to the new Crew Engineer so he can also ask tomorrow.

My final concern is that today we discovered a water leak at the Green Hab water spigot, and this needs to be addressed as soon as possible. This will significantly affect water usage for future crews.

Regards, Melanie Grande, Crew Engineer, Crew 186

Operations Report – January 12th

Crew 186 Operations Report 12JAN2018

SOL: 12

Name of person filing report: M. Grande

Non-nominal systems: None

Notes on non-nominal systems: None.

Generator (hours run): 12h

Generator switched batteries, 7:30am

Generator turned off, charging battery at 10:30am

Generator turned on at 5:20pm

Solar— SOC

@ 7:30am : 40%

@ 10:30am : 100%

@ 5:20pm : 64%

Diesel: 50%

Propane: 26%

Ethanol Free Gasoline (5 Gallon containers for ATV): 3.3 Gallons

Water (trailer): 10 Gallons

Water (static): 316 Gallons

Trailer to Static Pump used: No

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

Water Meter: 129380.8 Gallons

Toilet tank emptied: No

ATVs Used: None

Oil Added? No

ATV Fuel Used: 00 Gallons

# Hours the ATVs were used today: 00:00 hours

Notes on ATVs: None.

Deimos rover used: Yes

Hours: 101.0

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 84%

Currently charging: Yes

Sojourner rover used: Assigned to director only.

Hours: 5.5

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge:

Currently charging: Yes

Spirit rover used: Yes

Hours: 12.1

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 47%

Currently charging: Yes

Opportunity rover used: No

Hours: 5.5

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge:

Currently charging: No

Curiosity rover used: No

Hours: 3.1

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge:

Currently charging: No, but was charging this morning during EVA

HabCar used and why, where? No

General notes and comments: Very fun EVA today because we had a nice long ride out to Skyline Rim, and I was just completely awed by the views. Sam and I each climbed up parts of the escarpment (or the more bougie term: “colluvial fan”) at the bottom of the ridge, trying to touch the layers left by Jurassic forces millions of years before us. Looking up to see the scale of one man compared to that ridge was incredible. Deimos broke 100 hours today– congratulations to our old chap! Young Spirit hung in there and is now at 12h; we’re slowly increasing their battery life.

Summary of internet: All nominal

Summary of suits and radios: All nominal

Summary of Hab operations: All nominal

Summary of GreenHab operations: All nominal

Summary of ScienceDome operations: All nominal

Summary of RAM operations: Not Operational

Summary of health and safety issues: Crew is Healthy

Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support:

So part of my experiment explored how to teach the crew to do routine maintenance tasks, such as for the ATV brakes system. This is quite important, due to the safety considerations. I am aware that the ATVs all recently got a complete overhaul, which makes me grateful and confident in them, but I have one question. The brake fluid level indicators are barely readable, through a foggy window, so it’s hard to tell if there’s fluid in there at all. My question is then: were the brake systems checked, during the ATV checkout? Brake fluid is easy to replace, if needed.

Also, thank you all for supporting us throughout our mission! You’ve [CapComms and Mission Support] done a fantastic job at answering our questions and helping us with our concerns (especially reading my long explanations about that darned power system), and I’m very grateful!

Regards,

Melanie Grande, Crew Engineer, Crew 186

Operations Report – January 11th

Crew 186 Operations Report 11JAN2018

SOL: 11

Name of person filing report: M. Grande

Non-nominal systems: None

Notes on non-nominal systems: None

Generator (hours run): 11.7h
Generator off, battery charging at 9:00am
Generator on at 6:40pm

Solar— SOC
@ 9:00am : 100%
@ 6:40pm : 56%

Diesel: 50%

Propane: 28%

Ethanol Free Gasoline (5 Gallon containers for ATV): 3.3 Gallons

Water (trailer): 10 Gallons

Water (static): 367 Gallons

Trailer to Static Pump used: No

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

Water Meter: 129380.8 Gallons

Toilet tank emptied: No

ATVs Used: None
Oil Added? No
ATV Fuel Used: 00 Gallons
# Hours the ATVs were used today: 00:00 hours
Notes on ATVs: Filled up the ATVs all the way, finally. Trying to track the fuel usage as well as the water usage for our sim, but it was difficult to see inside the fuel tank with the helmets. Now the fuel is right up to the neck of the tank, since we recently had the resupply, and we’re ready to roll for our long EVA tomorrow! One of them was making clanking sounds, and this will need to be inspected during our hand-off day.

Deimos rover used: No
Hours: 99.0
Beginning charge: 100%
Ending charge:
Currently charging: Yes

Sojourner rover used: Assigned to director only.
Hours: Director discretional hours
Beginning charge: 100%
Ending charge:
Currently charging: Yes

Spirit rover used: No
Hours: 10.5
Beginning charge: 100%
Ending charge:
Currently charging: Yes

Opportunity rover used: No
Hours: 5.5
Beginning charge: 100%
Ending charge:
Currently charging: No

Curiosity rover used: No
Hours: 3.1
Beginning charge: 100%
Ending charge:
Currently charging: No

HabCar used and why, where? No

General notes and comments: Today most of the crew didn’t go on EVA, so I used the time for my "Implications of VR for Crew Autonomy" experiment! I tested two crew members from my Pre-Mission Training Group and the Virtual Reality Training Group on tasks including ATV maintenance checks and geology sensing using a portable spectrometer. We used individual Engineering EVAs to make this happen. Lots of notes to write up tonight!

Summary of internet: All nominal

Summary of suits and radios: All nominal

Summary of Hab operations: All nominal

Summary of GreenHab operations: All nominal

Summary of ScienceDome operations: All nominal

Summary of RAM operations: Not Operational

Summary of health and safety issues: Crew is Healthy

Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support: Based on the unknown clanking sounds coming from one of the 350 ATVs, we won’t use that one tomorrow on EVA. Also, to confirm what I remember from training, the Diesel gauge needle ranges from "12:00 to 6:00, counterclockwise," right? The needle has stayed just over 50% ("9:00") for the past few days, even though we ran the generator for three days straight.

Regards,
Melanie Grande, Crew Engineer, Crew 186