Operations Report – December 9th

Crew 200 Operations Report 09-Dec-2018

SOL: 8

Name of person filing report: Antoine Bocquier

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

Generator (hours run): From 6:15 pm last night to 9:20 am. On tonight at 5:15 pm.

Solar— SOC 84%
Diesel Reading – 25 %
Propane Reading – 35 %
Ethanol Free Gasoline – N/A gallons

Water (auxillary tank) – 0 gallons
Water (static tank) – 400 gallons
Auxillary to Static tank transfer – no
Gallons transferred: 0
Water in GreenHab – refilled, hgih level
Water (loft) – Static to Loft Pump used – yes
Water Meter: 3

Toilet tank emptied: no

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

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

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

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

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

Notes on rovers: Rovers were not used this week
# Hours the ATVs were Used today: 0
Notes on ATVs: ATVs were taken out of active service and are now parked away from the station

HabCar used and why, where? Yes, to go to Hanksville at 3:00 pm to refill water, buy gas for the car and throw our garbage
CrewCar used and why, where? No

General notes and comments: We are restarting sim (as part of our extended 3-member crew simulation) this evening at 7:00 pm.

Summary of internet: Nothing to report.

Summary of suits and radios: Nothing to report.

Summary of Hab operations: we filled the water tank and put some more tarps on the tunnels with Shannon.

Summary of GreenHab operations: We filled the water tank

Summary of ScienceDome operations: Nothing to report

Summary of RAM operations: Nothing to report

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

Summary of health and safety issues: Nothing to report

Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support: Nothing to report [end]

Operations Report – December 8th

Crew 200 Operations Report 08-Dec-2018

SOL: 7

Name of person filing report: Antoine Bocquier

Non-nominal systems: generator autostart, generator start, solar panels power generation or conversion
Notes on non-nominal systems:
1) During the day the solar panels almost generated no power (<1kW for 2, 0kW for the 3rd) although it was a very sunny day. This led to a drop of SOC to 66% when we came back from town (at 17:20).
2) At 17:20, we started the generator which worked on the generator side, however after pushing the button to connect the generator to the network, the system shuts down after a few minutes (it was in under frequency). We tried several times and it did the same. Shannon came to help and after repeating the operation several times, it finished to work.

Generator (hours run): From 4:00 pm last night to 7:45 am. On tonight at 6:15 pm.

Solar— SOC 65%
Diesel Reading – 25 %
Propane Reading – 38 %
Ethanol Free Gasoline – N/A gallons

Water (auxillary tank) – 0 gallons
Water (static tank) – 300 gallons
Auxillary to Static tank transfer – no
Gallons transferred: 0
Water in GreenHab – not noted gallons, low.
Water (loft) – Static to Loft Pump used – yes
Water Meter: 6

Toilet tank emptied: yes

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

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

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

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

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

Notes on rovers: Rovers were not used this week
# Hours the ATVs were Used today: 0
Notes on ATVs: ATVs were taken out of active service and are now parked away from the station

HabCar used and why, where? Yes, to go to Hanksville at 1:00 pm as a part of the crew is leaving today, we ate there and came back at 5:10
CrewCar used and why, where? Yes, by Shannon, to go to Hanksville at 1:00 pm as a part of the crew is leaving today, we ate there and she came back at 5:50

General notes and comments: the nominal mission is completed (1 week sim), we stopped the sim at 0:00am and cleaned up the hab. While 4 members of the crew left (with their own car), an extension of the mission was proposed and approved by Shannon, with a 3 member crew. We will start again the sim tomorrow evening.
Generator start was problematic.

Summary of internet: Nothing to report.

Summary of suits and radios: Nothing to report.

Summary of Hab operations: Cleaning before half of the crew left

Summary of GreenHab operations: Regular activities, temperature was rised to 50 F.

Summary of ScienceDome operations: ScienceDome was not sufficiently cleaned, we will take care of this week

Summary of RAM operations: it is not leaking anymore from the roof (the snow melted)

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

Summary of health and safety issues: Nothing to report

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

Operations Report – December 7th

Crew 200 Operations Report 07-Dec-2018

SOL: 6

Name of person filing report: Antoine Bocquier

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

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

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

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

Toilet tank emptied: no

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

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

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

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

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

Notes on rovers: Rovers were not used or moved since Sunday, in charge from Sunday afternoon.
# Hours the ATVs were Used today: 0
Notes on ATVs: ATVs were taken out of active service and are now parked away from the station

HabCar used and why, where? No
CrewCar used and why, where? No

General notes and comments: when switching on the generator, the transfer button in the Science Dome (to connect the generator on the power system) is not always working at the first try, I have to pay attention at the sound change and the positive voltage displayed on the scren.

Summary of internet: Nothing to report.

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

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

Summary of GreenHab operations: Regular activities

Summary of ScienceDome operations: regular activities

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

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

Summary of health and safety issues: Nothing to report

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

Mission Support Crew 200 Operations Report December 6th

200 Operations Report 06-Dec-2018

SOL: 5

Name of person filing report: Antoine Bocquier

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

Generator (hours run): From 6:00 pm last night to 8:00 am. On tonight
at 6:00 pm.

Solar— SOC 82%
Diesel Reading – 25 %
Propane Reading – 40 %
Ethanol Free Gasoline – N/A gallons

Water (auxillary tank) – 0 gallons
Water (static tank) – 390 gallons
Auxillary to Static tank transfer – no
Gallons transferred: 0
Water in GreenHab – not noted gallons, low.
Water (loft) – Static to Loft Pump used – yes
Water Meter: 12

Toilet tank emptied: yes

Deimos rover used: no, still not functional
Hours:
Beginning charge:
Ending charge: 74%
Currently charging: no

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

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

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

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

Notes on rovers: Rovers were not used or moved since Sunday, in charge
from Sunday afternoon.
# Hours the ATVs were Used today: 0
Notes on ATVs: ATVs were taken out of active service and are now
parked away from the station

HabCar used and why, where? No
CrewCar used and why, where? No

General notes and comments: We had a media visit today, which we
included in our daily schedule.

Summary of internet: Nominal.

Summary of suits and radios: EVA performed. Some helmets are very
foggy (suit 1 for example), I will have to see if we can make
something for it. There is a air tube junction missing, I will have a
look tomorrow. For the cleaning spray Shannon informed us it is in the
RAM, I’ll look tomorrow.

Summary of Hab operations: Regular activities, plus Habcom support to EVA.

Summary of GreenHab operations: regular activities

Summary of ScienceDome operations: Nothing to report

Summary of RAM operations: Nothing to report

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

Summary of health and safety issues: we got back extinguishers.

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

Operations Report – December 4th

Crew 200 Operations Report 04-Dec-2018

SOL: 3

Name of person filing report: Antoine Bocquier

Non-nominal systems: generator autostart, generator functioning Notes on non-nominal systems: generator was not working this morning (SOC 61% at 8:00), I did not press strong enough the transfer button in the science dome yesterday (did not connect the generator to the power system). Given solar panels were giving enough power, we did not restarted the generator before night (SOC reached 100% during the afternoon).

Generator (hours run): From 5:50 pm last night but stopped at some point during the night. On tonight at 5:00 pm.

Solar— SOC 91 %
Diesel Reading – N/A %
Propane Reading – N/A %
Ethanol Free Gasoline – N/A gallons

Water (auxillary tank) – 0 gallons
Water (static tank) – 450 gallons
Auxillary to Static tank transfer – no
Gallons transferred: 0
Water in GreenHab – not noted gallons, low.
Water (loft) – Static to Loft Pump used – yes
Water Meter: 9

Toilet tank emptied: yes

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

Sojourner rover used: No
Hours:
Beginning charge:
Ending charge:
Currently charging: yes

Spirit rover used: no
Hours:
Beginning charge:
Ending charge:
Currently charging: yes

Opportunity rover used: no
Hours:
Beginning charge:
Ending charge:
Currently charging: yes

Curiosity rover used: no
Hours:
Beginning charge:
Ending charge:
Currently charging: yes

Notes on rovers: Rovers were not used or moved since Sunday, in charge from Sunday afternoon.
# Hours the ATVs were Used today: 0
Notes on ATVs: ATVs were taken out of active service and are now parked away from the station

HabCar used and why, where? No
CrewCar used and why, where? No

General notes and comments: Due to snow and mud conditions, EVA and engineering tour were not allowed. This was approved by Shannon. Thus some of the measurements could not be performed.

Summary of internet: Everything is fine. To avoid using data during the day (indirectly via phone connections), we chosed to switch off the modem when not needed.

Summary of suits and radios: I found out what was wrong with the suits, it is not the suits but the wall electric plugs (the right wall plugs when coming from the indoor). The plugs are not working, thus the chargers were not working. I charged them on another wall plug but it will be needed to have a look at the wall plugs not working. 1 radio seems not to be working.

Summary of Hab operations: we performed first rescue training together this morning. Regular activities went on.

Summary of GreenHab operations: Lights stopped sooner than midnight, permission is asked to fix the clock.

Summary of ScienceDome operations: I looked in detail at the microscopes, I confirmed they are working.

Summary of RAM operations: Nothing to report

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

Summary of health and safety issues: Fire extinguishers were transfered for maintenance, Shannon took them.

Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support:
To Peter: can we access the weather station data? This would be very useful for my energy modelling project to be able to have daily environmental data (especially temperature)
For “water meter” (loft tank), do you mean what is the delta (i.e how much was refilled according to this scale) or the current level? Thanks. [end]

Operations Report – December 3rd

Crew 200 Operations Report 03-Dec-2018

SOL: 2

Name of person filing report: Antoine Bocquier

Non-nominal systems: generator autostart
Notes on non-nominal systems: nothing to report

Generator (hours run): From 4:30 pm last night to 3:30 pm this afternoon (due to snow and mud, impossible to go on EVA or engineering tour). On tonight at 5:50 pm.

Solar— SOC 90 %
Diesel Reading – N/A %
Propane Reading – N/A %
Ethanol Free Gasoline – N/A gallons

Water (auxillary tank) – 0 gallons
Water (static tank) – 500 gallons
Auxillary to Static tank transfer – no
Gallons transferred: 0
Water in GreenHab – not noted gallons, getting low
Water (loft) – Static to Loft Pump used – yes
Water Meter: not recorded

Toilet tank emptied: no

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

Sojourner rover used: No
Hours:
Beginning charge:
Ending charge:
Currently charging: yes

Spirit rover used: no
Hours:
Beginning charge:
Ending charge:
Currently charging: yes

Opportunity rover used: no
Hours:
Beginning charge:
Ending charge:
Currently charging: yes

Curiosity rover used: no
Hours:
Beginning charge:
Ending charge:
Currently charging: yes

Notes on rovers: Rovers were not used or moved since yesterday, in charge from yesterday afternoon.
# Hours the ATVs were Used today: 0
Notes on ATVs: ATVs were taken out of active service and are now parked away from the station

HabCar used and why, where? No
CrewCar used and why, where? No

General notes and comments: Due to strong snow and mud conditions, EVA and engineering tour were not allowed. This was approved by Shannon.
Thus some of the measurements could not be performed (and generator stayed on during day, we will prevent this happening next days).

Summary of internet: After issues yesterday to connect to the network, we rebooted the Modem and everything is fine.

Summary of suits and radios: Ventilation system of suits 7 and 10 are not working. I will have a more detailed look at them tomorrow.

Summary of Hab operations: media visit today with recordings inside the hab and in the other parts of the station.

Summary of GreenHab operations: some plants planted.

Summary of ScienceDome operations: 2 microscopes may not be working, will be investigated

Summary of RAM operations: Nothing to report

Summary of any observatory issues: Musk Solar observatory – Nominal. Robotic Observatory – Carried out maintenance: 1. Installed
replacement UPS battery, error message on startup “Warning State – Replace Battery”. Restored connections to original config, UPS switched off / plugged in. 2. Checked C14 for condensation (none significant observed) applied gentle heat to scope body for 1 hour & unplugged Tempest fan.

Summary of health and safety issues: Nothing to report

Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support: Nothing to report [end]

Operations Report – December 02nd

Crew 200 Operations Report 02-Dec-2018

SOL: N/A

Name of person filing report: Shannon Rupert

Non-nominal systems: generator autostart

Notes on non-nominal systems: nothing to report

Generator (hours run): From 5:30 pm last night to 2 am this afternoon (due to snow). On tonight at 4:30 pm.

Solar— SOC 91 %

Diesel Reading – not noted %

Propane Reading – 49 %

Ethanol Free Gasoline – 4 gallons

Water (auxiliary tank) – 0 gallons

Water (static tank) – 500 gallons

Auxiliary to Static tank transfer– no

Gallons transferred: 0

Water in GreenHab – not noted gallons, getting low

Water (loft) – Static to Loft Pump used – no

Water Meter: not recorded

Toilet tank emptied: no

Deimos rover used: no, still not functional

Hours:

Beginning charge:

Ending charge:

Currently charging: no

Sojourner rover used: yes

Hours:

Beginning charge: 100

Ending charge:

Currently charging: yes

Spirit rover used: yes

Hours:

Beginning charge: 74

Ending charge:

Currently charging: yes

Opportunity rover used: yes

Hours:

Beginning charge: 85?

Ending charge:

Currently charging: yes

Curiosity rover used: yes

Hours:

Beginning charge: 100

Ending charge:

Currently charging: yes

Notes on rovers: Two rovers parked in front of the RAM at new charging stations. Spirit and Opportunity should be parked there, while Curiosity should be parked next to the GreenHab until Deimos is operational. We are still seeing much shorter ranges on the rovers, not sure if it is a problem or just lack of use, so we will have to give them more ride time to see if this improves.

# Hours the ATVs were Used today: less than one

Notes on ATVs: ATVs were taken out of active service and are now parked away from the station

HabCar used and why, where? No

CrewCar used and why, where? Yes, just moved to its regular parking space

General notes and comments: The crew worked amazingly hard yesterday repairing the tunnel and getting it covered. We managed to get it all up and functional, although there is still much work to be done to tidy up the tarps and secure it for the season. But this is work that can be done in sim or by a single person, so the day was a complete success.

When I shut down the power for the installations of the RAM’s power, I had to shut down the entire system, which I didn’t know how to do. So I did it the only way I know how and now the charger button is acting differently than before, but it still fixes the problem of generator speed so I guess we are fine until the contractor arrives next week.

Summary of internet: Nominal.

Summary of suits and radios: The crew used the suits and so can give a complete report on their condition as soon as possible.

Summary of Hab operations: Rodent found a new home.

Summary of GreenHab operations: Nothing to report.

Summary of ScienceDome operations: The crew helped to rearrange the bench modules to reflect the new design of the space. The ovens/incubator are now on the metal bench. The heater will be installed on the lower bench of this table and should not be moved from that spot.

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.

Operations Report – November 15th

Crew 198 Operations Report 15-Nov-2018

SOL: 5

Name of person filing report: Dana Levin

Non-nominal systems: Report filing, Rover Demos, engineering airlock electrical sockets, engineering airlock light, lower deck hab wall heater,

Notes on non-nominal systems:

– Generator update; failed overnight again, unable to obtain stable spin rates longer than 40 minutes. Todays attempt will be to start the generator at sunset regardless of SOC

– Report filing repeating from last night for broadcasting: we have had continued trouble with non updated report templates requiring a back and forth between MDRS and mission support demanding reports filed in different formats. This yielded significant crew frustration

o Proposed solution: reports could be turned into google forms. The links to these forms sent to the station crew to standardize filing format. This would also allow centralized data collection and presentation including some values that could be graphed over time and organized for presentation/analysis easily.

o We attempted to formulate such forms but our internet connection did not allow connection to the google servers

– Sojourner: functioning nominally

– Curiosity: functioning normally

– Opportunity: functioning normally

– Engineering air lock light and power sockets are still inoperable.

– Demos: rover remains inoperable.

– 350 ATV is inoperable, likely with a dead battery that has yet to be replaced

Generator (hours run): 11

Solar— SOC % (Before generator is run at night): 90%

Diesel Reading – 55%

Propane Reading – not taken

Ethanol Free Gasoline – 10 gallons.

Water (auxillary tank) – 80 gallons

Water (static tank) – 270 gallons

Auxillary to Static tank transfer– yes

Gallons transferred: 60

Water in GreenHab – tank at 40%

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

Toilet tank emptied: no

Deimos rover used: no

Hours:

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge:

Currently charging: no

Sojourner rover used: no

Hours: 2 cumulative

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 30

Currently charging: yes

Spirit rover used: no

Hours: 1

Beginning charge:

Ending charge:

Currently charging: no

Opportunity rover used: yes

Hours: 5

Beginning charge: 100

Ending charge: 21

Currently charging: yes

Curiosity rover used: yes

Hours: 5

Beginning charge: 100

Ending charge: 26

Currently charging: yes

Notes on rovers: (See above)

Demos: batteries refilled, charged at 100% but rover remains inoperable

ATV’s Used: (Honda, , 350.1, 350.2)

Reason for use: EVA

Oil Added? no

ATV Fuel Used: 1 Gals

# Hours the ATVs were Used today: 2

Notes on ATVs: one of the 350s is still non functional. The battery appears dead

HabCar used and why, where? Yes to obtain water to refill static tank

CrewCar used and why, where? no

General notes and comments:

Please standardize reports and consider loading them into google forms or some kind of email template with a hab specific email. This saves data by preventing redownloading of mail to different accounts, avoids incorrect forms transmitted to crew or filed by crew, and makes data transfer easier

Summary of internet: functional

Summary of suits and radios: using our own

Summary of Hab operations: nominal despite facility difficulties

Summary of GreenHab operations: none

Summary of ScienceDome operations: none

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

Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support: see above

Operations Report Nov 14th

Crew 198 Operations Report 14-Nov-2018

SOL: 4

Name of person filing report: Dana Levin

Non-nominal systems: Report filing, Rover Demos, engineering airlock electrical sockets, engineering airlock light, lower deck hab wall heater,

Notes on non-nominal systems:

– Generator update; functioning nominally

– Report filing repeating from last night for broadcasting: we have had continued trouble with non updated report templates requiring a back and forth between MDRS and mission support demanding reports filed in different formats. This yielded significant crew frustration

o Proposed solution: reports could be turned into google forms. The links to these forms sent to the station crew to standardize filing format. This would also allow centralized data collection and presentation including some values that could be graphed over time and organized for presentation/analysis easily.

o We attempted to formulate such forms but our internet connection did not allow connection to the google servers

– Sojourner: functioning nominally

– Curiosity: battery died on EVA along Galileo road, these batteries appeared low on water as well. This rover will need to be retrieved

– Engineering air lock light and power sockets are still inoperable.

– Demos: battery refilled with water, appears to hold charge However rover remains inoperable.

– 350 ATV is inoperable, likely with a dead battery that has yet to be replaced

Generator (hours run): 11

Solar— SOC % (Before generator is run at night): 77%

Diesel Reading – 55%

Propane Reading – not taken

Ethanol Free Gasoline – 12 gallons.

Water (auxillary tank) – 60 gallons

Water (static tank) – 310 gallons

Auxillary to Static tank transfer– yes

Gallons transferred: 30

Water in GreenHab – tank at 75%, unsure how many gallons this is

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

Water Meter: unknown where this is located

Toilet tank emptied: yes

Deimos rover used: no

Hours:

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge:

Currently charging: yes

Sojourner rover used: no

Hours:

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge:

Currently charging: yes

Spirit rover used: yes

Hours: 1

Beginning charge: 100

Ending charge: 85

Currently charging: yes

Opportunity rover used: yes

Hours: 1

Beginning charge: 100

Ending charge: 87

Currently charging: yes

Curiosity rover used:

Hours: 1

Beginning charge: 100

Ending charge: 0

Currently charging: yes

Notes on rovers: (See above)

Demos: batteries refilled, charged at 100% but rover remains inoperable

Curiosity: abandoned on Galileo road with a dead battery

ATV’s Used: (Honda, , 350.1, 350.2)

Reason for use: EVA

Oil Added? no

ATV Fuel Used: 1 Gals

# Hours the ATVs were Used today: 1

Notes on ATVs: one of the 350s is still non functional. The battery appears dead

HabCar used and why, where? Yes to retrieve EVAers on corner of Cow dung and Gallileo road

CrewCar used and why, where? no

General notes and comments:

Please standardize reports and consider loading them into google forms or some kind of email template with a hab specific email. This saves data by preventing redownloading of mail to different accounts, avoids incorrect forms transmitted to crew or filed by crew, and makes data transfer easier

Summary of internet: functional

Summary of suits and radios: using our own

Summary of Hab operations: nominal despite facility difficulties

Summary of GreenHab operations: none

Summary of ScienceDome operations: none

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

Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support: see above

Operations Report – November 13th

Crew 198 Operations Report 13-Nov-2018

SOL: 3

Name of person filing report: Dana Levin

Non-nominal systems: Report filing, Rover Demos, engineering airlock electrical sockets, engineering airlock light, lower deck hab wall heater,

Notes on non-nominal systems:

– Generator update; after resetting the inverters to enable it to communicate load requirements to the generator generator seems to be responding to load needs and functioned without difficulty last night. It was started at 83% today and appears to be functioning well as of this report

– Report filing repeating from last night for broadcasting: we have had continued trouble with non updated report templates requiring a back and forth between MDRS and mission support demanding reports filed in different formats. This yielded significant crew frustration

o Proposed solution: reports could be turned into google forms. The links to these forms sent to the station crew to standardize filing format. This would also allow centralized data collection and presentation including some values that could be graphed over time and organized for presentation/analysis easily.

o We attempted to formulate such forms but our internet connection did not allow connection to the google servers

– Sojourner: Shannon had used Sojourner two days ago but the battery drained to the point where she was unable to safely return to the habitat. Rover was left about 4 miles north of the Hab beside brae highway.

o Our schedule was rearranged to enable 2 of our instructors to leave the hab to recover the rover in the Hab car while our students were undergoing lectures by a third instructor. This was completed without incident and luckily our pre-planned schedule was sufficient to absorb this unexpected non crew/non sim related contingency.

– Engineering air lock light and power sockets are still inoperable.

– Demos Rover remains with battery drained, water has been replaced and rover is hooked up to charge cable, will evaluate in morning

– 350 ATV is inoperable, likely with a dead battery that has yet to be replaced

Generator (hours run): 12

Solar— SOC % (Before generator is run at night): 83% (see above)

Diesel Reading – 60%

Propane Reading – not taken

Ethanol Free Gasoline – 13 gallons.

Water (auxillary tank) – 64 gallons

Water (static tank) – 350 gallons

Auxillary to Static tank transfer– yes

Gallons transferred: 30

Water in GreenHab – tank at 90%, unsure how many gallons this is

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

Water Meter: unknown where this is located

Toilet tank emptied: yes

Deimos rover used: no

Hours:

Beginning charge: 0%

Ending charge:

Currently charging: yes

Sojourner rover used: no

Hours:

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge:

Currently charging: yes

Spirit rover used: yes

Hours: 1

Beginning charge: 100

Ending charge: 85

Currently charging: yes

Opportunity rover used: yes

Hours: 1

Beginning charge: 100

Ending charge: 87

Currently charging: yes

Curiosity rover used:

Hours: 1

Beginning charge: 100

Ending charge: 81

Currently charging: yes

Notes on rovers: (See above)

Demos: batteries refilled, attempting recharging overnight

Sojourner recovered and appears functional

ATV’s Used: (Honda, , 350.1, 350.2)

Reason for use: EVA

Oil Added? no

ATV Fuel Used: 1 Gals

# Hours the ATVs were Used today: 1

Notes on ATVs: one of the 350s is still non functional. The battery appears dead

HabCar used and why, where? No

CrewCar used and why, where? no

General notes and comments:

Please standardize reports and consider loading them into google forms or some kind of email template with a hab specific email. This saves data by preventing redownloading of mail to different accounts, avoids incorrect forms transmitted to crew or filed by crew, and makes data transfer easier

Summary of internet: functional
Summary of suits and radios: using our own
Summary of Hab operations: nominal despite facility difficulties Summary of GreenHab operations: none
Summary of ScienceDome operations: none
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

Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support: see above