Operations Report – December 19th

Crew 185
Operations Report 12/19/2017
SOL: 1
Name of person filing report: A.Passeron
Non-nominal systems:
– Heater :
The heater was not working properly on Sunday, even after reseting it. Shannon adviced us to change the air filter. On Monday morning, Thibault and I removed the air filter. It had not been changed since April 2016. At 10am, Ilaria and David went to city to buy a battery for the generator and a pack of air filters. We replaced the filter at 3:00pm. The heater is now working well.
– Generator :
On Sunday, the generator had a failure at 8:00pm, Fault message reading “Low battery”. Jump-start from Shannon’s Shuttle battery did not solve the issue. Generator had a second failure at 9:00pm on sunday, so we definitely turned it off for the night.
On Monday, Shannon helped us to change the battery at 3:00pm. We then drained oil from the radiator by pouring clean cooling liquid. The oil of the generator was also very dirty. It was so sticky that we had to start the generator for a few minutes to heat the oil and thin it. We thus were able to remove the oil filter, but only a fraction of dirty oil came out of the generator. We tried to remove as much dirty oil as possible by filling the motor with clean oil, but a valve seemed to block the oil circulation. After pouring as much clean oil as we could, we replaced the oil filter. The generator was finally turned on at 5:00pm and runned properly for the whole night.
Today, Shannon called a mechanic to definitely clean the oil circuit and fix the generator.
– Spacesuit 2 : After the engineering EVA at 12:40pm, we noticed that the ventilation systems of spacesuits N°2 and N°3 were not working. At 3:00pm, Thibault and I opened the backpack of spacesuit N°2 to repair the ventilation system. The backpack of spacesuit N°2 was full of dust. We removed the dust and the fans are now operationnal.
– Spacesuit 3 : At 3:20pm, Thibault and I opened the backpack of spacesuit N°3 to repair the ventilation system. The left fan in the backpack of spacesuit N°3 was blocked. We carefully unjammed the fan and cleaned it with blow-off canned air. It is now operationnal.
Generator (hours run):
Generator turned off by Shannon at 8:50 am.
Generator turned on by Shannon at 3:10pm.
Solar— SOC @ 7:40pm : 100%
Diesel – 80%
Propane – 58 percent volume
Ethanol Free Gasoline (5 Gallon containers for ATV) – 3.5 Gallons
Water (trailer) – 150 gallons
Water (static) – 270 gallons
Trailer to Static Pump used – No
Static to Loft Pump used – Yes
Water Meter: 50 gallons
Toilet tank emptied: Yes
ATVs Used: No
Oil Added? Yes, all the ATVs have been filled with ethanol free gasoline and are full (Except the blue Yamaha 300 without a battery)
ATV Fuel Used:
# Hours the ATVs were Used today: 00:00 hours
Notes on ATVs: ATVs were nominal.
Deimos rover used: No
Hours: 00:00 hours
Beginning charge:
Ending charge:
Currently charging:
Sojourner rover used: Assigned to director only.
Hours: 00:00 Hours
Beginning charge:
Ending charge:
Currently charging:
Spirit rover used:  No
Hours: 00:00 Hours
Beginning charge:
Ending charge:
Currently charging: Yes
Opportunity rover used:  No
Hours: 00:00 Hours
Beginning charge:
Ending charge:
Currently charging: Yes
Curiosity rover used:  No
Hours:
Beginning charge:
Ending charge:
Currently charging:
HabCar used and why, where?  No
Summary of internet: All Nominal
Summary of suits and radios: Ventilation systems of spacesuits N°2 and N°3 repaired.
Summary of Hab operations: All nominal
Summary of GreenHab operations: All nominal
Summary of ScienceDome operations: All nominal
Summary of RAMM operations: Not Operational
Summary of health and safety issues: Crew is Healthy
Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support:

Operations Report – December 18th

Crew 185
Operations Report Monday 12/18/2017
SOL: -1
Name of person filing report: A.Passeron
Non-nominal systems:
– Heater :
On Monday morning, Thibault and I removed the air filter. It had not been changed since April 2016. At 10:00am, Ilaria and David went to city to buy a battery for the generator and a pack of air filters. We replaced the filter at 3:00pm. The heater is now working well.
-Generator :
Shannon helped us to change the battery at 3:00pm. We then drained oil from the radiator by pouring clean cooling liquid. The oil of the generator was also very dirty. It was so sticky that we had to start the generator for a few minutes to heat the oil and thin it. We thus were able to remove the oil filter, but only a fraction of dirty oil came out of the generator. We tried to remove as much dirty oil as possible by filling the motor with clean oil, but a valve seemed to block the oil circulation. After pouring as much clean oil as we could, we replaced the oil filter. The generator was finally turned on at 5:00pm.
Generator (hours run):
Generator turned on at 5:00pm.
Solar— SOC @ 6:00pm : 98%
Diesel – 80%
Propane – 60 percent volume
Ethanol Free Gasoline (5 Gallon containers for ATV) – 5 Gallons (Full)
Water (trailer) – 150 gallons
Water (static) – 300 gallons
Trailer to Static Pump used – Yes
Static to Loft Pump used – Yes
Water Meter: 45 gallons
Toilet tank emptied: No
ATV’s Used: No
Oil Added? No
ATV Fuel Used:
# Hours the ATVs were used today: 00:00 hours
Notes on ATVs: ATVs were nominal.
Deimos rover used: No
Hours: 00:00 hours
Beginning charge:
Ending charge:
Currently charging:
Sojourner rover used: Assigned to director only.
Hours: 00:00 Hours
Beginning charge:
Ending charge:
Currently charging:
Spirit rover used:  No
Hours: 00:00 Hours
Beginning charge:
Ending charge:
Currently charging: Yes
Opportunity rover used:  No
Hours: 00:00 Hours
Beginning charge:
Ending charge:
Currently charging: Yes
Curiosity rover used:  No
Hours:
Beginning charge:
Ending charge:
Currently charging:
HabCar used and why, where?  No
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 RAMM operations: Not Operational
Summary of health and safety issues: Crew is Healthy
Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support:

Operations Report – December 17th

Crew 185
Operations Report Sunday 12/17/2017
SOL: SOL -2
Name of person filing report: A.Passeron
Non-nominal systems:
– Heater :
The heater was not working properly, even after reseting it. Shannon adviced us to change the air filter.
– Generator :
The generator had a failure at 8:00pm, Fault message reading “Low battery”. Jump-start from Shannon’s Shuttle battery did not solve the issue. Generator had a second failure at 9:00pm, so we definitely turned it off for the night.
Generator (hours run):
Generator turned off at 9:00am.
Generator turned on at 5:00pm.
Generator had a failure at 8:00pm.
Jump-start done at 8:00pm.
Generator turned off at 9:00pm after a second failure.
Solar— SOC @ 5:00pm : 95%
Diesel – 80%
Propane – 62 percent volume
Ethanol Free Gasoline (5 Gallon containers for ATV) – 5 Gallons (Full)
Water (trailer) – 300 gallons
Water (static) – 230 gallons
Trailer to Static Pump used – No
Static to Loft Pump used – Yes
Water Meter: 50 gallons
Toilet tank emptied: Yes
ATV’s Used: Yes
Oil Added? No
ATV Fuel Used:
# Hours the ATVs were used today: 00:40 hours
Notes on ATVs: ATVs were nominal.
Deimos rover used: No
Hours: 00:00 hours
Beginning charge:
Ending charge:
Currently charging:
Sojourner rover used: Assigned to director only.
Hours: 00:00 Hours
Beginning charge:
Ending charge:
Currently charging:
Spirit rover used:  Yes
Hours: 00:40 Hours
Beginning charge: 100%
Ending charge: 90%
Currently charging: Yes
Opportunity rover used:  Yes
Hours: 00:40 Hours
Beginning charge: 100%
Ending charge: 88%
Currently charging: Yes
Curiosity rover used:  No
Hours:
Beginning charge:
Ending charge:
Currently charging:
HabCar used and why, where?  No
Summary of internet: All Nominal
Summary of suits and radios: All Nominal
Summary of Hab operations: All nominal
Summary of GreenHab operations: Greenhab report is nominal and cleaned!
Summary of ScienceDome operations: All nominal
Summary of RAMM operations: Not Operational
Summary of health and safety issues: Crew is Healthy
Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support:

Operations Report – December 16th

Crew 185
Operations Report Saturday 12/16/2017
SOL: -3
Name of person filing report: APasseron
Non-nominal systems: None
Notes on non-nominal systems:
Generator (hours run): Generator is running and nominal.
Solar— SOC @ 9:00pm : 100%
Diesel – 85%
Propane – 62 percent volume
Ethanol Free Gasoline (5 Gallon containers for ATV) – 5 Gallons (Full)
Water (trailer) – 400 gallons
Water (static) – 250 gallons
Trailer to Static Pump used – No
Static to Loft Pump used – Yes
Water Meter: 50 gallons
Toilet tank emptied: No
ATV’s Used: None
Oil Added? No
ATV Fuel Used:
# Hours the ATVs were used today: 00:00 hours
Notes on ATVs: ATVs were nominal.
Deimos rover used: No
Hours: 00:00 hours
Beginning charge:
Ending charge:
Currently charging:
Sojourner rover used: Assigned to director only.
Hours: 00:00 Hours
Beginning charge:
Ending charge:
Currently charging:
Spirit rover used:  Yes
Hours: 00:30 Hours
Beginning charge: 100%
Ending charge: 80%
Currently charging: Yes
Opportunity rover used:  Yes
Hours: 00:30 Hours
Beginning charge: 100%
Ending charge: 80%
Currently charging: Yes
Curiosity rover used:  No
Hours:
Beginning charge:
Ending charge:
Currently charging:
HabCar used and why, where?  No
Summary of internet: All Nominal
Summary of suits and radios: All Nominal
Summary of Hab operations: All nominal
Summary of GreenHab operations: Greenhab report is nominal and cleaned!
Summary of ScienceDome operations: All nominal
Summary of RAMM operations: Not Operational
Summary of health and safety issues: Crew is Healthy
Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support:

Operations Report – December 15th

Crew 184 Operations Report 12/15/2017

SOL: SOL 14

Name of person filing report: JHunt

Non-nominal systems: Generator

Notes on non-nominal systems:  Generator was found turned off at crew
wake. Status light was red and Fault Message read “Underspeed Fault”.
Last time generator was confirmed ON was around 7:00am. It is unknown
what caused the sudden power-down, but the solution was a jumpstart
from the Shuttle battery (Shannon’s Truck). That happened around
3:00pm and generator is running nominally at this time.

Generator (hours run): Generator turned off at Unknown time (failure).

Generator turned on at 3:00pm.

Solar— SOC @ 12:00pm : 100%

SOC @ 3:00 pm: 100%

Diesel – 85%

Propane – 64 percent volume

Ethanol Free Gasoline (5 Gallon containers for ATV) – 5 Gallons (Full)

Water (trailer) – 400 gallons

Water (static) – 250 gallons

Trailer to Static Pump used – No

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

Water Meter: 46 gallons

Toilet tank emptied: No

ATV’s Used: None

Oil Added? No (Checked oil. All was nominal)

ATV Fuel Used:

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

Notes on ATVs: ATVs were nominal except, of course, the Yamaha 350
with the bad battery. Battery was actually removed from ATV today and
disposed of.

Deimos rover used: No

Hours: 00:00 hours

Beginning charge:

Ending charge:

Currently charging:Yes

Sojourner rover used:  ASSIGNED TO DIRECTOR

Hours:

Beginning charge:

Ending charge:

Currently charging:

Spirit rover used:  No

Hours: 00:00 Hours

Beginning charge:

Ending charge:

Currently charging: Yes

Opportunity rover used:  No

Hours: 00:00 Hours

Beginning charge:

Ending charge:

Currently charging: Yes

Curiosity rover used:  Not Used

Hours:

Beginning charge:

Ending charge:

Currently charging: Yes

HabCar used and why, where?  No

Summary of internet: Internet is out. Unsure what caused the absolute drop.

Summary of suits and radios: All Nominal

Summary of Hab operations: All nominal

Summary of GreenHab operations: Greenhab report is nominal and cleaned!

Summary of ScienceDome operations: All nominal

Summary of RAMM operations: Not Operational

Summary of health and safety issues: Crew is Healthy

Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support:

Operations Report – December 14th

Crew 184 Operations Report 12/14/2017

SOL: SOL 13

Name of person filing report: JHunt

Non-nominal systems: 

Notes on non-nominal systems:

Generator (hours run): Generator turned off at 10:00am.

                                     Generator turned on at  5:20pm.

Solar— SOC @ 10:00 am : 100%

              SOC @ 5:20 pm: 77%

Diesel – 87%

Propane –  65 percent volume

Ethanol Free Gasoline (5 Gallon containers for ATV) – 0 Gallons

Water (trailer) – 400 gallons

Water (static) – 300 gallons

Trailer to Static Pump used – No

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

Water Meter: 46 gallons

Toilet tank emptied: No

ATV’s Used: Yamaha 300 #3 Used.

Oil Added? No

ATV Fuel Used: 0.5 gallons

# Hours the ATVs were Used today: 01:00 hours

Notes on ATVs: ATVs were nominal

Deimos rover used: Yes

Hours: 01:00 hours

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 40%

Currently charging:Yes

Sojourner rover used:  ASSIGNED TO DIRECTOR

Hours:

Beginning charge:

Ending charge:

Currently charging:

Spirit rover used:  No

Hours: 00:00 Hours

Beginning charge:

Ending charge:

Currently charging: Yes

Opportunity rover used:  No

Hours: 00:00 Hours

Beginning charge:

Ending charge:

Currently charging: Yes

Curiosity rover used:  Not Used

Hours:

Beginning charge:

Ending charge:

Currently charging: Yes

HabCar used and why, where?  No 

Summary of internet: Functional

Summary of suits and radios: All Nominal 

Summary of Hab operations: All nominal

Summary of GreenHab operations:  See Greenhab Report

Summary of ScienceDome operations: All nominal

Summary of RAMM operations: Not Operational

Summary of health and safety issues: Crew is Healthy

Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support:

  1. ATV Fuel – we have none remaining at this time.

Operations Report – December 13th

Crew 184 Operations Report 12/13/2017

SOL: SOL 12

Name of person filing report: JHunt

Non-nominal systems: None

Notes on non-nominal systems:  N/A

Generator (hours run): Generator turned off at 10:00am.

                                     Generator turned on at  5:10pm.

Solar— SOC @ 10:00 am : 100%

              SOC @ 5:10 pm: 68%

Diesel – 90%

Propane –  75 percent volume

Ethanol Free Gasoline (5 Gallon containers for ATV) – 0.5 Gallons

Water (trailer) – 400 gallons

Water (static) – 340 gallons

Trailer to Static Pump used – No

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

Water Meter: 46 gallons

Toilet tank emptied: No

ATV’s Used: No ATVs used.

Oil Added? No

ATV Fuel Used: 0 Gallons

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

Notes on ATVs: ATVs were nominal

Deimos rover used: No

Hours: 00:00 hours

Beginning charge:

Ending charge:

Currently charging:Yes

Sojourner rover used:  ASSIGNED TO DIRECTOR

Hours:

Beginning charge:

Ending charge:

Currently charging:

Spirit rover used:  Yes

Hours: 01:00 Hours

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 55% 

Currently charging: Yes

Opportunity rover used:  Yes

Hours: 01:00 Hours

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 34%

Currently charging: Yes

Curiosity rover used:  Not Used

Hours:

Beginning charge:

Ending charge:

Currently charging:

HabCar used and why, where?  No 

Summary of internet: Still 1.0 GB of Bandwidth

Summary of suits and radios:

EVA Suit #6 – Is missing one of the back black straps that secure the collar piece for the helmet.

Summary of Hab operations: All nominal

Summary of GreenHab operations:  See Greenhab Report

Summary of ScienceDome operations: All nominal

Summary of RAMM operations: Not Operational

Summary of health and safety issues: Crew is Healthy

Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support:

Operations Report – December 11th

Crew 184 Operations Report  12/11/2017

SOL: 10

Name of person filing report: HuntJ

Non-nominal systems:   EVA suits #5 / #6 (see below)

Notes on non-nominal systems: 

Generator (hours run): Generator turned off at 10:05 AM, nominal response.  Turned On at 5:45pm.

Solar— SOC @ 8:00am: 100%

              SOC @ 10:05am: 100%

             SOC @ 1:30 pm: 100%

             SOC @ 5:45pm:  65% (Generator Turned On)

Diesel –  99%

Propane –  Assume 69 percent volume (Due to trends from previous days)

Ethanol Free Gasoline (5 Gallon containers for ATV) –   1.5 Gallons

Water (trailer) –   400. gallons

Water (static) –   400 gallons

Trailer to Static Pump used –  Yes

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

Water Meter:  47 gallons

Toilet tank emptied: No

ATV’s Used: None,

Oil Added: No

ATV Fuel Used:  None

# Hours the ATVs were Used today: 00:00 Hours

Notes on ATVs: No ATVs used today due to no EVA.

Deimos rover used: No

Hours:

Beginning charge:

Ending charge:

Currently charging: Yes

Sojourner rover used:  ASSIGNED TO DIRECTOR

Hours:

Beginning charge:

Ending charge:

Currently charging:

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

HabCar used and why, where?  NO

General notes and comments: Power is back and we’re back in sim!!

Summary of internet: 1.0 GB of Bandwidth remaining

Summary of suits and radios:

Radios: Nominal after getting charged post HAB powerdown.  Crew has primarily retired old model radios to preferentially use the new radios delivered by Mission Control.  Communication is much crisper / easier to understand on new radios, particularly when on EVA.

EVA Suits:

EVA 5: Fan does not turn on.

EVA 6: Fan does not turn on.  One of the two black straps holding the Helmet Collar in place to the suit is missing, resulting in helmet sitting incorrectly when in use and forcing the EVA crewmembers head down.

EVA 8: Right latch securing the back panel is loose. Was able to re secure by threading a  zip tie through the latch and tieing it down. After a quick vibration test (read: Shaking the suit a little) everything held steady. EVA 8 is operational at this time.

Summary of Hab operations:  Nominal

Summary of GreenHab operations: See Greenhab report

Summary of ScienceDome operations:  Currently being cleaned, Washvac assembled, Mission Control organizing Science Dome today

Summary of RAM operations: Not Operational

Summary of health and safety issues:  All Healthy

Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support:

  1. Request more ATV Fuel. Can probably get through 2 more EVAs before exhausting remaining reserves.
  2. Burnable and Non burnable trash in airlock ready for pickup.

Operations Report – December 10th

Crew 184 Operations Report 10/12/2017

SOL: 9

Name of person filing report: HuntJ

Non-nominal systems: Generator non-functional, repaired and returned to operations in afternoon. (Operational Again!!!)

Notes on non-nominal systems: Mission Support found a solution with the generator today. It turns out that the ground and positive connectors to the battery were loose. Tightening them and a voltimeter check proved the battery was just fine. One more attempt at using jumper cables and the generator is back and running! Forward plan now is to leave it on until tomorrow morning (with fingers crossed that it stays on through the night). A decision will be made tomorrow morning on whether to turn the generator back off or leave it running.

Generator (hours run): Back on around 2:00pm. Running 3 hours and still going!

Solar— SOC @ 4:00pm: 99%

Diesel – 100%

Propane – 70 Percent Volume

Ethanol Free Gasoline (5 Gallon containers for ATV) – 1.5 Gallons

Water (trailer) – 600. gallons

Water (static) – 250 gallons

Trailer to Static Pump used – no

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

Water Meter: 47 gallons

Toilet tank emptied: No

ATV’s Used: None,

Oil Added: No

ATV Fuel Used: None

# Hours the ATVs were Used today: 00:00 Hours

Notes on ATVs: No ATVs used today but were turned on for status checks. All nominal except for the Yamaha 300 which was determined a few days ago to have a dead battery.

Deimos rover used: Yes

Hours: 01:00 Hours

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 88.8%

Currently charging: Yes

Sojourner rover used: ASSIGNED TO DIRECTOR

Hours:

Beginning charge:

Ending charge:

Currently charging:

Spirit rover used: Yes

Hours: 01:00

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 51%

Currently charging: Yes

Opportunity rover used: Yes

Hours: 01:00 Hours

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 23%

Currently charging: Yes

Curiosity rover used: Yes

Hours: 00:30 Hours

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 59%

Currently charging: Yes

HabCar used and why, where? NO

General notes and comments: Power is back and we’re back in sim!!

Summary of internet: 1.0 GB of Bandwidth

Summary of suits and radios: Radios are nominal after getting charged again.

EVA Suits:

EVA 6: Fan does not turn on.

EVA 8: Latches that secure the back panel are loose. Engaging them again does not change this. Concern is that back panel would fall off during EVA.

We will try to troubleshoot some of these issues and will update with changes.

Summary of Hab operations: Nominal

Summary of GreenHab operations: See Greenhab report

Summary of ScienceDome operations: Currently being cleaned

Summary of RAM operations: Not Operational

Summary of health and safety issues: All Healthy

Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support:

Request more ATV Fuel. Can probably get through 2 more EVAs before exhausting remaining reserves.
Non burnable trash in airlock ready for pickup.

Operations Report – December 7th

SOL: 6

Name of person filing report:  Thomas Horn

Non-nominal systems:

1.    Generator – see previous ops reports for details

2.    Batteries – After turning off the generator batteries ran from 100% to 25% overnight.  Per Mission Control this is off nominal and implies the batteries have become degraded.  We will continue to monitor throughout the day

Generator—

1.    Turned on at 9am.

Solar—

29% @ 7am
13% @ 9am
30% @ 10am

37% @ 11am
35% @ 11:40am

35% @ 4pm

100% @ 6pm

Diesel – 45% full

Propane –  71%

Gasoline (2x 5 Gallon containers for ATV) –  2.0 gallons remains

Water (trailer) –  600 gallons

Water (static) –  60% remaining

Trailer to Static Pump used –  No

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

Water Meter:  48 gallons

Toilet tank emptied:  Yes

ATV’s Used:  2

Oil Checked:  No

Atv # Fuel Used Gals:  0.5 gallons approx.

Tires Status:  Yamaha ATV #3 Back Right Wobbly

# Hours the ATVs were Used today: 1h

Rovers (changed from Deimos to give Rover general status) used:  Yes – Spirit

Hours: 1h

Beginning charge:  100%

Ending charge: 100%

Currently charging: Yes

HabCar used?  No

Notes and Comments:

Summary of  Hab operations:

1.    CAT construction machine removed by Mission Control

2.    Burnable Trash removed.  Non-burnable remains in Airlock

Summary of GreenHab operations:  Nominal – see greenhab report for details

Summary of Science Dome operations:  None

Summary of health and safety issues: None

Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support:

1.     Deliver additional ATV fuel

2.     Return Crew 184 Flash Drive

3.     Remove Non-Burnable trash from Rear Airlock

4.     News Crew absent today – confirm if we will have any external media visits during our mission