Spacesuit Report – May 16th

Crew 212-LATAM-III

Submitted by Spacesuit Engineer: Camilo Andrés Zorro Mendoza

Spacesuit report

Sol: 11

Sim suit used Engineering EVA: 7, 8, 5 and 4.
used for 1 hour and half

Sim suit: 7
Voltage level before EVA: 12.8 V
Voltage level after EVA:
12.5 V

Sim suit: 4
Voltage level before EVA:
13.1 V
Voltage level after EVA:
12.6 V

Sim suit: 5
Voltage level before EVA: 12.6 V
Voltage level after EVA:
5.6 V (it will be changed)

Sim suit: 8
Voltage level before EVA:
13 V
Voltage level after EVA:
12.8 V

Science Report – May 15th

Crew 212-LATAM-III

Submitted by Spacesuit Engineer: Camilo Andrés Zorro Mendoza

Spacesuit report

Sol: 10

Sim suit used in EVA: 9 and 3.
used for 2 hour

Sim suit: 9
Voltage level before EVA: 12.8 V
Voltage level after EVA:
12.6 V

Sim suit: 3
Voltage level before EVA:
13.2 V
Voltage level after EVA:
12.9 V

General commentaries

– I am running a discharging test for the extra batteries. Until this moment, one battery had gone bad.

Spacesuit Report – May 13th

Crew 212-LATAM-III

Submitted by Spacesuit Engineer: Camilo Andrés Zorro Mendoza

Spacesuit report

Sol: 8

Sim suit used EVA: 1, 8, 3 and 5.
used for 2 and 1/2 hour

Sim suit: 1
Voltage level before EVA: 12.8 V
Voltage level after EVA:
12.7 V

Sim suit: 8
Voltage level before EVA: 12.8 V
Voltage level after EVA:
4.1 V

Sim suit: 3
Voltage level before EVA:
13 V
Voltage level after EVA:
12.8 V

Sim suit: 5
Voltage level before EVA: 13.2 V
Voltage level after EVA:
7.6 V

General commentaries

It is need get 10 new batteries for the radios. It was getting fake charge. 4 radios with good battery

Science Report – May 11th

Crew 212-LATAM-III

Submitted by Spacesuit Engineer: Camilo Andrés Zorro Mendoza

Spacesuit report

Sol: 6

Sim suit used: 3 and 5.
used for 1 hour

Sim suit: 3
Voltage level before EVA: 13.6 V
Voltage level after EVA: 12.9 V

Sim suit: 5
Voltage level before EVA: 13. V
Voltage level after EVA: 12.8 V

General commentaries

The batteries of radios are not working properly. In the following days, I will give you a detail report on the number of batteries that should be changed.

Science Report – May 10th

Crew 212-LATAM-III

Submitted by Spacesuit Engineer: Camilo Andrés Zorro Mendoza

Spacesuit report

Sol: 5

Sim suit used for first EVA: 7, 4 and 10.
used for 1 hour

Sim suit: 4
Voltage level before EVA: 12.6 V
Voltage level after EVA: 8.4 V

Sim suit: 7
Voltage level before EVA: 13.1 V
Voltage level after EVA: 12.7 V

Sim suit: 10
Voltage level before EVA: 13.1 V
Voltage level after EVA: 12.9 V

Sim suit used for second EVA: 3, 5, 8 and 9.
used for 1 1/2 hours

Sim suit: 3
Voltage level before EVA: 13.4 V
Voltage level after EVA: 12.8 V

Sim suit: 5
Voltage level before EVA: 13.4 V
Voltage level after EVA: 12.8 V

Sim suit: 8
Voltage level before EVA: 13.5 V
Voltage level after EVA: 12.3 V

Sim suit: 9
Voltage level before EVA: 13.3 V
Voltage level after EVA: 12.8 V

General comments:
– It seems that the battery of sim suit 4 is draining the battery very fast.
– The battery recharger was found. I will proceed to charge the extra batteries and see if any of them have gone bad

Science Report – May 9th

Crew 212 – LATAM III

Submitted by GreenHab Officer Hector Palomeque

1. Solar Observation/Astrophotography/Stellar Clusters:

• The eyepiece of MUSK Telescope was successfully assembled.

• First picture of the sun with MUSK Solar Telescope (a bit cloudy).

• Deep Sky Robotic Telescope still observing a star cluster (interrupted due to the bad weather).

2. X-5:

• The first flight of 2 on 3 drones in a Martian environment was performed during today’s EVA (SOL 4).

• Manual light off and landing did for checking that Drones are working correctly.

• Drones operation with space suit was tested.

• Waiting for the weather forecast to schedule and perform the next experiment (photos of the MDRS Hab and other areas).

3. VESTA:

• One flight of the Drone-Multicopter were performed around MDRS Hab during today’s EVA (SOL 4)

• Interesting points around MDRS Hab selected.

• Drone successfully connected to the computer for planning an automatic mission.

4. Observation Rover:

• Linux system correctly launched and running in a crew’s Laptop.

• Still needing to download the script from UK for uploading it into the Raspberry Pi Rover board.

5. Space Farming:

• Red-Clay collected for preparing a mix for Martian-like regolith.

• Broken-Autoclave used for boiling in order to disinfect/sterilize the material as much as possible (without problem nor danger).

• Broth culture media for selected Chernobyl and Fukushima bacteria successfully prepared and sterilized (no contamination detected in negative control after 24 hours).

• Chernobyl and Fukushima bacteria correctly inoculated in Nutrient Broth.

• Chernobyl and Fukushima bacteria already showing sights of growth.

6. Keep Talking:

• Crewmembers getting a better performance during the game. Some teams already have reached the Difficult Level.

• The fourth day of playing (corresponding for each SOL).

7. Ethnography study:

• Audio-recordings with the information collected during the observations of the Crew 212 behave already sent to the Colombian Aerospace Research and Develop Group (Colombia).

8. Pulse Oximeter Measurement:

• No update to report.

9. Software for macroscopic characterization:

• Nutrient Agar in Petri dishes prepared using the Broken-Autoclave (all correct).

• MDRS soil bacteria cultivated in Nutrient Agar.

• Waiting for bacterial growth (24 hours).

• EVA scheduled for collecting rhizospheric soil of MDRS plants.

Science Report – May 9th

Spacesuit Engineer: Camilo Andrés Zorro Mendoza

Spacesuit report

Sol: 4

Sim suit used: 3, 4, 8 and 9.
used for 2 hours

Sim suit: 3
Voltage level before EVA: 13.4 V
Voltage level after EVA:
12.8 V

Sim suit: 5
Voltage level before EVA: 13 V
Voltage level after EVA:
12.7 V

Sim suit: 8
Voltage level before EVA: 13.2 V
Voltage level after EVA:
10.5 V

Sim suit: 4
Voltage level before EVA: 12.9 V
Voltage level after EVA:
10.6 V

Science Report – May 8th

Crew 212-LATAM-III

Submitted by Spacesuit Engineer: Camilo Andrés Zorro Mendoza

Spacesuit report

Sol: 3

Sim suit used: 8, 3, 9 and 5

Sim suit: 3
Voltage level before EVA: 12.9 V
Voltage level after EVA:
12.6 V

Sim suit: 5
Voltage level before EVA: 13.7 V
Voltage level after EVA:
12.9 V

Sim suit: 8
Voltage level before EVA: 12.8 V
Voltage level after EVA:
10.5 V

Sim suit: 9
Voltage level before EVA: 13.1 V
Voltage level after EVA:
12.7 V

General comments:

It was founded that four batteries of radios does not get charge. Also one sim suit recharger does not work. The radios was numbered.

Science Report – May 07th

Science Report 7 May 2018

Crew 212 – LATAM III

Submitted by GreenHab Officer Hector Palomeque

1. Solar Observation/Astrophotography/Stellar Clusters: The procedure of turning on the MUSK telescope and the dome has been successfully tested. Observations of a galaxy were made with the deep sky objects robotic telescope.

2. X-5: Drones were disassembling for transportation to MDRS: 2 on 3 drones already assembled. Calibration performed. Manual test of 2 on 3 drones scheduled for SOL-3.

3. VESTA: Performing a repair in the landing gear of the drone. First flight test scheduled for May, 09 (SOL 4).

4. Observation Rover: The EVA for today May, 7 (SOL 2) was canceled due to the weather.. A part of the Rover got missing in transit from Grand Junction to MDRS. Critical Component. Solution needed ASAP: Stablish contact with UK.

5. Space Farming: Experiment in standby due to the lack of an operational autoclave. Solution: Dr. Shannon Rupert has explained how to sterilize using a hotplate, alcohol, and bleach.

6. Keep Talking: First round already performed. Subsequent rounds already scheduled.

7. Ethnography study: First observation started yesterday (SOL-1). Waiting for sending audio-information to receive the feedback from the Colombian team project.

8. Pulse Oximeter Measurement: First measurement made yesterday. Data recorded.

9. Software for macroscopic characterization: Code for detecting counts in progress. There is an issue with detecting the petri dish. Solution: process more photographs needed (soil bacteria growing in plates).

Science Report – May 07th

Science Report 7 May 2018

Crew 212 – LATAM III

Submitted by GreenHab Officer Hector Palomeque

1. Solar Observation/Astrophotography/Stellar Clusters: The procedure of turning on the MUSK telescope and the dome has been successfully tested. Observations of a galaxy were made with the deep sky objects robotic telescope.

2. X-5: Drones were disassembling for transportation to MDRS: 2 on 3 drones already assembled. Calibration performed. Manual test of 2 on 3 drones scheduled for SOL-3.

3. VESTA: Performing a repair in the landing gear of the drone. First flight test scheduled for May, 09 (SOL 4).

4. Observation Rover: Termo-shielding in Mars terrain tested today during EVA. A part of the Rover got missing in transit from Grand Junction to MDRS. Critical Component. Solution needed ASAP: Stablish contact with UK.

5. Space Farming: Experiment in standby due to the lack of an operational autoclave. Solution: Dr. Shannon Rupert has explained how to sterilize using a hotplate, alcohol, and bleach.

6. Keep Talking: First round already performed. Subsequent rounds already scheduled.

7. Ethnography study: First observation started yesterday (SOL-1). Waiting for sending audio-information to receive the feedback from the Colombian team project.

8. Pulse Oximeter Measurement: First measurement made yesterday. Data recorded.

9. Software for macroscopic characterization: Code for detecting counts in progress. There is an issue with detecting the petri dish. Solution: process more photographs needed (soil bacteria growing in plates).