Operations Report – May 26th

SOL: May 26, 2018

Name of person filing report: Shannon Rupert

Non-nominal systems: Power System

Notes on non-nominal systems: I believe I have gotten the 3rdcharge controller back online, but I won’t know for sure until tomorrow. In the meantime, SOC remained critical all day. I did forget to turn on the generator last night, but I will run it tonight and see where we are tomorrow.

Generator (hours run): Not run at all in 24 hours. Turned on this evening at 8 pm.

Solar—16-0 % SOC

Diesel – 55 %

Propane – 57 psi.

Ethanol Free Gasoline (5 Gallon containers for ATV) – 7 gallons There are three gas cans now as Ben purchased one during Crew 194. All ATVs were filled with gas this evening

Water (trailer) – 50 gallons.

Water (static) – 180 gallons

Trailer to Static Pump used – no

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

Water Meter: not recorded

Toilet tank emptied: no

ATV’s Used: Yes, just to do engineering checks (oh, and I did take the Hondo for a spin since it has been sitting for three weeks)

Oil Added? no

ATV Fuel Used: 0.5 Gals

# Hours the ATVs were Used today: 0.5 hr

Notes on ATVs: The 300 needs a new battery. I am hoping the URC crew can pick one up in GJ. The Hondo had been reported as non-functional but it was just that the kill switch was on. I turned it off and away we went. (I only thought to check the kill switch because this ain’t my first rodeo—I’ve done the same thing thinking it was dead when it really wasn’t.)

Deimos rover used: NO

Hours:

Beginning charge:

Ending charge:

Currently charging: no

Sojourner rover used: Yes

Hours:

Beginning charge:

Ending charge:

Currently charging: no

Spirit rover used: no

Hours:

Beginning charge:

Ending charge:

Currently charging: no

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? Yes, to move from Shannon’s house to the Hab to deliver water

General notes and comments: I have about 15 bags of trash in my truck that I will take to town and try to dispose of tomorrow.
Unfortunately the last two crews did not separate the trash so very little could be burned.

We gave tours to approximately three dozen folks over the past two days. I love positive outreach and sharing MDRS with people.

Kay and I installed about ½ of the new white cover to the tunnels today. (It was brutal so feel sorry for me!). The covering will be taken down after the film shoot and will be stored until fall, when we will put them back up for the field season.

Summary of internet: Nothing to report

Summary of suits and radios: Our Mission Support Spacesuit
Specialists from the NorCal Chapter have been here for the past two days solid working to repair and maintain the suits for the upcoming Crew 196. They cleaned and repaired all the packs, replaced all faceplates with new acrylic ones and all ten are in prime condition for the film shoot. I will need to deliver them to NorCal at the end of the season so they can upgrade them before next season. Their dedication to MDRS is deeply appreciated because this was a huge task for them to complete in a short time period and they dropped everything to come and contribute to our success. This kind of thing is what makes MDRS so amazing.

On the other hand, there appears to have been an inadvertent theft of all the radios by Crew 195, as they are all missing. I suspect the crew though they were theirs (as they were all new and pretty, so different from past years) and they took them with them. I will be contacting them to get them back. In the meantime, we only have six new ones for the URC so the loss is critical.

Summary of Hab operations: The toilet smells pretty bad and shouldn’t. I’ve flushed it twice now and will do it several more times over the next week. It will be closed to all during the URC.

Summary of GreenHab operations: All of the crops have been removed. I still need to clean the GreenHab to prepare for the plants we will be using for the film shoot. We have 50 producing plants that will be brought in on June 4th.

Summary of ScienceDome operations: Nothing to report.

Summary of RAM operations: All URC packages have been stored in the RAM. The NorCal team used it for their spacesuit work and they really enjoyed working in it. The power was supposed to be installed two weeks ago but it hasn’t. I will be working hard to get power there in the next week.

Summary of health and safety issues: Nothing to report

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

Operations Report – May 25th

Crew 195 Operations Report 25.05.18

SOL: 5

Name of person filing report: Dana Levin

Non-nominal systems: Continuing run Diesel generator at night. No service rep for Solar yet.

Notes on non-nominal systems: n/a

Generator (hours run): Overnight approximately 8 hours, on solar until 1600, now back on generator

Solar— SOC 10%

Diesel – Over 50%

Propane – 50 PSI

ATV Fuel (Ethanol free gasoline) – 1 gallon.

Water (trailer) – 485 gallons.

Water (static) – Approximately 90

Trailer to Static Pump used – No

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

Water Meter: 1351243

Toilet tank emptied: No
Date last emptied: 5.22.18

ATV’s (Honda, 300, 350.1, 350.2, 350.3): all except Honda and 300

ATV Oil Checked?: No

ATV Oil Added?: No

ATV Fuel Used: Approximately 1 gallon

# Hours the ATVs were Used today: 1 hours

Notes on ATVs: Honda and ATV 300 out of service.

Deimos rover used: yes
Hours: 1 hour
Beginning charge: 85%
Ending charge: 80 %
Currently charging: Yes

Curiosity rover used: Yes

Hours: 1 hour
Beginning charge: 99%
Ending charge: 85 %
Currently charging: Yes

Spirit rover used: no

Hab Car used?: No
Where was Hab Car used?:
Why was Hab Car used?:

General notes and comments:

Summary of internet: Working well

Summary of suits and radios: working well

Summary of Hab operations: No problems

Summary of GreenHab operations: N/A

Summary of ScienceDome operations: N/A

Summary of RAM operations: N/A

Summary of health and safety issues: none noted

Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support: None.

Operations Report – May 23rd

Crew 195 Operations Report 23.05.18

SOL: 3

Name of person filing report: Chris Davis

Non-nominal systems: Continuing run Diesel generator at night. No service rep for Solar yet. Septic serviced yesterday

Notes on non-nominal systems:

Generator (hours run): Overnight approximately 10 plus 4 hours today per Shannon

Solar— SOC 10%

Diesel – Over 50%

Propane – 51 PSI

ATV Fuel (Ethanol free gasoline) – 4 gallons.

Water (trailer) – 500 gallons.

Water (static) – Approximately 90

Trailer to Static Pump used – No

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

Water Meter: 1351235

Toilet tank emptied: No
Date last emptied: 5.22.18

ATV’s (Honda, 300, 350.1, 350.2, 350.3): all except Honda and 300

ATV Oil Checked?: No

ATV Oil Added?: No

ATV Fuel Used: Approximately 1 gallon

# Hours the ATVs were Used today: 1 hours

Notes on ATVs: Honda and ATV 300 out of service.

Deimos rover used: yes
Hours: N/A
Beginning charge: 100%
Ending charge: 69 %
Currently charging: Yes

Sojourner rover used: ASSIGNED TO DIRECTOR
Hours: Unknown
Beginning charge: N/A
Ending charge: N/A
Currently charging: N/A

Spirit rover used: Yes

Beginning charge: 100 %
Ending charge: 71%
Currently charging: Yes

Opportunity rover used: Yes
Beginning charge: 96%
Ending charge: 64%
Currently charging: NA

Curiosity rover used: No
Beginning charge: 100 %
Ending charge: 71%
Currently charging: Yes

Hab Car used?: No
Where was Hab Car used?:
Why was Hab Car used?:

General notes and comments:

Summary of internet: Working well

Summary of suits and radios: working well

Summary of Hab operations: No problems

Summary of GreenHab operations: N/A

Summary of ScienceDome operations: N/A

Summary of RAM operations: N/A

Summary of health and safety issues: none noted

Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support: None.

Operations Report – May 22nd

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Crew 195 Operations Report 22.05.18

SOL: 2

Name of person filing report: Chris Davis

Non-nominal systems: Continuing run Diesel generator at night. No service rep for Solar yet. Septic serviced today.

Notes on non-nominal systems:

Generator (hours run): Overnight approximately 10 plus 4 hours today per Shannon

Solar— SOC 0%

Diesel – Over 50%

Propane – 51 PSI

ATV Fuel (Ethanol free gasoline) – 4 gallons.

Water (trailer) – 500 gallons.

Water (static) – Approximately 150

Trailer to Static Pump used – No

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

Water Meter: 1351176

Toilet tank emptied: Yes
Date last emptied: 5.22.18

ATV’s (Honda, 300, 350.1, 350.2, 350.3): all except Honda and 300

ATV Oil Checked?: No

ATV Oil Added?: No

ATV Fuel Used: Approximately 1 gallons

# Hours the ATVs were Used today: 1 hours

Notes on ATVs: Honda and ATV 300 out of service.

Deimos rover used: yes
Hours: N/A
Beginning charge: 100%
Ending charge: 74 %
Currently charging: Yes

Sojourner rover used: ASSIGNED TO DIRECTOR
Hours: Unknown
Beginning charge: N/A
Ending charge: N/A
Currently charging: N/A

Spirit rover used: Yes

Beginning charge: 100 %
Ending charge: 76%
Currently charging: Yes

Opportunity rover used: No
Beginning charge: NA
Ending charge: NA
Currently charging: NA

Curiosity rover used: No
Beginning charge: 100 %
Ending charge: 71%
Currently charging: Yes

Hab Car used?: No
Where was Hab Car used?:
Why was Hab Car used?:

General notes and comments:

Summary of internet: Working well

Summary of suits and radios: working well

Summary of Hab operations: No problems

Summary of GreenHab operations: N/A

Summary of ScienceDome operations: N/A

Summary of RAM operations: N/A

Summary of health and safety issues: none noted

Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support: None.

Operations Report – May 20th

Crew 195 Operations Report 20.05.18

SOL: 0

Name of person filing report: Chris Davis

Non-nominal systems: Continuing run Diesel generator at night. No service rep for Solar yet.

Notes on non-nominal systems:

Generator (hours run): Overnight approximately 10 plus 4 hours today per Shannon

Solar— SOC 52%

Diesel – Over 50%

Propane – 51 PSI

ATV Fuel (Ethanol free gasoline) – 5 gallons.

Water (trailer) – 500 gallons.

Water (static) – Approximately 250

Trailer to Static Pump used – No

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

Water Meter: 1351130

Toilet tank emptied: No
Date last emptied: Previous Crew Sol 5

ATV’s (Honda, 300, 350.1, 350.2, 350.3): all except Honda and 300

ATV Oil Checked?: No

ATV Oil Added?: No

ATV Fuel Used: Approximately 3 gallons

# Hours the ATVs were Used today: 1 hours

Notes on ATVs: Honda and ATV 300 out of service.

Deimos rover used: yes
Hours: N/A
Beginning charge: 96%
Ending charge: 82 %
Currently charging: Yes

Sojourner rover used: ASSIGNED TO DIRECTOR
Hours: Unknown
Beginning charge: N/A
Ending charge: N/A
Currently charging: N/A

Spirit rover used: Yes

Hours: 35.8
Beginning charge: 100 %
Ending charge: 90%
Currently charging: Yes

Opportunity rover used: Yes
Hours: 34.2
Beginning charge: 100 %
Ending charge: 92 %
Currently charging: Yes

Curiosity rover used: No
Hours: 29.8
Beginning charge: 100 %
Ending charge: 90%
Currently charging: Yes

Hab Car used?: No
Where was Hab Car used?:
Why was Hab Car used?:

General notes and comments:

Summary of internet: Working well

Summary of suits and radios: working well

Summary of Hab operations: No problems

Summary of GreenHab operations: N/A

Summary of ScienceDome operations: N/A

Summary of RAM operations: N/A

Summary of health and safety issues: none noted

Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support: None.

Operations Report – May 18th

Crew 194 Operations Report 18.05.18

SOL: 5

Name of person filing report: Ben Easter

Non-nominal systems: Continuing to work on power system. Generator run during day today per Shannon’s instructions.

Notes on non-nominal systems:

Generator (hours run): Overnight approximately 10 plus 4 hours today per Shannon

Solar— SOC 52%

Diesel – Over 50%

Propane – psi. Not checked

ATV Fuel (Ethanol free gasoline) – 5 gallons.

Water (trailer) – 500 gallons.

Water (static) – Approximately 250

Trailer to Static Pump used – No

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

Water Meter: 135115

Toilet tank emptied: Yes
Date last emptied: Today

ATV’s (Honda, 300, 350.1, 350.2, 350.3): all except Honda

ATV Oil Checked?: No

ATV Oil Added?: No

ATV Fuel Used: Approximately 3 gallons

# Hours the ATVs were Used today: 1 hours

Notes on ATVs: We recovered ATV 300.

Deimos rover used: No
Hours: N/A
Beginning charge: 100%
Ending charge: XX %
Currently charging: Yes or No

Sojourner rover used: ASSIGNED TO DIRECTOR
Hours: Unknown
Beginning charge: N/A
Ending charge: N/A
Currently charging: N/A

Spirit rover used: Yes

Hours: 35.8
Beginning charge: 100 %
Ending charge: 90%
Currently charging: Yes

Opportunity rover used: Yes
Hours: 34.2
Beginning charge: 100 %
Ending charge: 94 %
Currently charging: Yes

Curiosity rover used: No
Hours: 29.8
Beginning charge: 100 %
Ending charge: XX %
Currently charging: Yes or No

Hab Car used?: No
Where was Hab Car used?:
Why was Hab Car used?:

General notes and comments:

Summary of internet: Working well

Summary of suits and radios: working well

Summary of Hab operations: No problems

Summary of GreenHab operations: N/A

Summary of ScienceDome operations: N/A

Summary of RAM operations: N/A

Summary of health and safety issues: none noted

Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support: None.

Operations Report – 17 May 2018

SOL: 4

Name of person filing report: Ben Easter

Non-nominal systems: Power per prior documentation. We attempted to turn on the charger today per Shannon’s recommendations, but it would not power on. Pending service visit in a few days.

Notes on non-nominal systems: Continued issues as already described

Generator (hours run): Overnight approximately 10

Solar— SOC 0%

Diesel – Over 50%

Propane – psi. Not checked

ATV Fuel (Ethanol free gasoline) – 5 gallons.

Water (trailer) – 500 gallons.

Water (static) – Approximately 50

Trailer to Static Pump used – No

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

Water Meter: 135037

Toilet tank emptied: Yes
Date last emptied: Today

ATV’s (Honda, 300, 350.1, 350.2, 350.3): all except Honda

ATV Oil Checked?: No

ATV Oil Added?: No

ATV Fuel Used: Approximately 3 gallons

# Hours the ATVs were Used today: 1 hours

Notes on ATVs: ATV 300 battery died approximately 500 meters from Hab. Have removed battery and are charging.

Deimos rover used: No
Hours: N/A
Beginning charge: 100%
Ending charge: XX %
Currently charging: Yes or No

Sojourner rover used: ASSIGNED TO DIRECTOR
Hours: Unknown
Beginning charge: N/A
Ending charge: N/A
Currently charging: N/A

Spirit rover used: Yes

Hours: 35.8
Beginning charge: 100 %
Ending charge: 90%
Currently charging: Yes

Opportunity rover used: Yes
Hours: 34.2
Beginning charge: 100 %
Ending charge: 94 %
Currently charging: Yes

Curiosity rover used: No
Hours: 29.8
Beginning charge: 100 %
Ending charge: XX %
Currently charging: Yes or No

Hab Car used?: No
Where was Hab Car used?:
Why was Hab Car used?:

General notes and comments:

Summary of internet: Slow today

Summary of suits and radios: working well

Summary of Hab operations: No problems

Summary of GreenHab operations: N/A

Summary of ScienceDome operations: N/A

Summary of RAM operations: N/A

Summary of health and safety issues: none noted

Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support: None.

Operations Report – May 16th

Crew 194 Operations Report 16.05.18

SOL: 3

Name of person filing report: Ben Easter

Non-nominal systems: Power per prior documentation

Notes on non-nominal systems: Continued issues as already described

Generator (hours run): Overnight approximately 10

Solar— SOC 0%

Diesel – Over 50%

Propane – psi. Not checked

ATV Fuel (Ethanol free gasoline) – 5 gallons.

Water (trailer) – 500 gallons.

Water (static) – Approximately 75%

Trailer to Static Pump used – No

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

Water Meter: 134955

Toilet tank emptied: No
Date last emptied: By director prior to our arrival

ATV’s (Honda, 300, 350.1, 350.2, 350.3): all except Honda

ATV Oil Checked?: No

ATV Oil Added?: No

ATV Fuel Used: Approximately 3 gallons

# Hours the ATVs were Used today: 1 hours

Notes on ATVs:

Deimos rover used: No
Hours: N/A
Beginning charge: 100%
Ending charge: XX %
Currently charging: Yes or No

Sojourner rover used: ASSIGNED TO DIRECTOR
Hours: Unknown
Beginning charge: N/A
Ending charge: N/A
Currently charging: N/A

Spirit rover used: Yes

Hours: 35.8
Beginning charge: 100 %
Ending charge: 90%
Currently charging: Yes

Opportunity rover used: Yes
Hours: 34.2
Beginning charge: 100 %
Ending charge: 94 %
Currently charging: Yes

Curiosity rover used: No
Hours: 29.8
Beginning charge: 100 %
Ending charge: XX %
Currently charging: Yes or No

Hab Car used?: No
Where was Hab Car used?:
Why was Hab Car used?:

General notes and comments:

Summary of internet: working well

Summary of suits and radios: working well

Summary of Hab operations: Intermittent gas odor with turning on water heater.

Summary of GreenHab operations: N/A

Summary of ScienceDome operations: N/A

Summary of RAM operations: N/A

Summary of health and safety issues: none noted

Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support: None.

Operations Report – May 15th

Crew 194 Operations Report 15.05.18

SOL: 2

Name of person filing report: Ben Easter

Non-nominal systems: Power per prior documentation

Notes on non-nominal systems: Continued issues as already described

Generator (hours run): Overnight approximately 10

Solar— SOC 56%

Diesel – 60%

Propane – psi. Not checked

ATV Fuel (Ethanol free gasoline) – 5 gallons.

Water (trailer) – 500 gallons.

Water (static) – Approximately 75%

Trailer to Static Pump used – No

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

Water Meter: 134890

Toilet tank emptied: Yes
Date last emptied: By director prior to our arrival

ATV’s (Honda, 300, 350.1, 350.2, 350.3): all except Honda

ATV Oil Checked?: No

ATV Oil Added?: No

ATV Fuel Used: Approximately 3 gallons

# Hours the ATVs were Used today: 1 hours

Notes on ATVs:

Deimos rover used: No
Hours: N/A
Beginning charge: 100%
Ending charge: XX %
Currently charging: Yes or No

Sojourner rover used: ASSIGNED TO DIRECTOR
Hours: Unknown
Beginning charge: N/A
Ending charge: N/A
Currently charging: N/A

Spirit rover used: Yes
Hours: 35.8
Beginning charge: 100 %
Ending charge: 90%
Currently charging: Yes

Opportunity rover used: Yes
Hours: 34.2
Beginning charge: 100 %
Ending charge: 94 %
Currently charging: Yes

Curiosity rover used: No
Hours: 29.8
Beginning charge: 100 %
Ending charge: XX %
Currently charging: Yes or No

Hab Car used?: No
Where was Hab Car used?:
Why was Hab Car used?:

General notes and comments:

Summary of internet: working well

Summary of suits and radios: working well

Summary of Hab operations: no concerns

Summary of GreenHab operations: N/A

Summary of ScienceDome operations: N/A

Summary of RAM operations: N/A

Summary of health and safety issues: None

Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support: None.