Crew 213 Operations Report 24-May-2019

Crew 213 Operations Report 24-May-2019

SOL: 6

Name of person filing report:Dana Levin

Non-nominal systems: None

Generator (hours run): overnight 2000-0700

Solar— SOC % (Before generator is run at night): 80% (see above)

Diesel Reading – 73%

Propane Reading – 45%

Ethanol Free Gasoline – 4 gallons.

Water (auxillary tank) – 0

Water (static tank) – 400 gallons

Auxillary to Static tank transfer– Yes

Gallons transferred: 100

Water in GreenHab – Greenhab ops have closed for the season, Crew 213 will not be performing greenhab ops

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

Water Meter: 144250

Toilet tank emptied: no

Deimos rover used: no

Hours:

Beginning charge:

Ending charge:

Currently charging:

Sojourner rover used: Personal rover of director used with her permission by CU- Staff

Hours: 1 hour

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 84

Currently charging: yes

Spirit rover used: yes

Hours: 1

Beginning charge: 100

Ending charge: 80

Currently charging: yes

Opportunity rover used: yes

Hours: 1

Beginning charge: 100

Ending charge: 79

Currently charging: yes

Curiosity rover used:

Hours: 1

Beginning charge: 100

Ending charge: 82

Currently charging: yes

Notes on rovers: nothing to report

ATV’s Used: no

Reason for use: N/A

Oil Added? no

ATV Fuel Used: no

# Hours the ATVs were Used today: 0

Notes on ATVs: ATVs are safely secured near directors residence and will not be used by crew 213 for planned nominal operations

HabCar used and why, where? Yes, to obtain water from town.

CrewCar used and why, where? no (in Grand Junction)

General notes and comments:

– Crew 213 had successful simulation of several medical contingencies on EVA today.

Summary of internet: functional

Summary of suits and radios: Suits are all working well. We are using our own radios.

Summary of Hab operations: nominal

Summary of GreenHab operations: none

Summary of ScienceDome operations: Used for course lectures and briefings. All systems nominal

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 at this time

Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support: None needed. Thank you so much for your support of our mission.

Crew 213 Mission Summary 24-May-2019

Crew 213 Mission Summary 24-May-2019

This course was our largest and most extensive iteration of our combined medicine and engineering education program. It went extremely well. Our crew enjoyed the simulations and clearly learned a lot about medicine and engineering as it relates to spaceflight.We continue to be grateful to the Mars Society for the opportunity to use this facility and all the resources it offers in our educational efforts. The major challenges we encountered were unpredictability with weather and managing a larger than normal number of students. The media team was an asset to our course and assisted us with arranging lighting and effects for our simulations.

As has been typical of our missions the daily EVA scenarios were handled safely and effectively and the emergency simulations were coupled with debriefs to ensure effective transfer of each learning objective. The feedback received from the crew both informally and through our own feedback process indicated a high level of enjoyment, respect for the facility, the course, and the challenges of a mission to Mars.

Our experience teaching doctors in previous versions of this course have lead us to a robust didactic, simulation, and discussion based curriculum. The landscape and the difficulties of living in the habitat are well known to us so there were few additional surprises. However, the weather was uncommonly rainy which forced us to amend our day to day operations on a near continuous basis. In the future, we will plan for back up activities to keep students engaged even when the weather precludes outside activities.

As this is the third time we’ve incorporated research projects into our curriculum, it has become a relatively routine part of our instruction. The crew was very receptive as were outside parties and we are looking forward to expanding this work in future missions. Our research is primarily focused on habitability, rapid iterative design, and feedback from task saturated personnel. We hope to present this at future meetings and continue to solicit more projects that can benefit from our unique population of medical professionals. Our projects for this year included a training and testing session of just in time training for ultrasound guided nerve blocks.

As always the realism of the EVA landscape is the most impressive feature of the MDRS site. The habitat facilities, EVA suits, and food supplies are well suited to the experience, however we have noticed a need for maintenance in both the habitat and space suits. Thank you for the continued opportunity to work with you on this project, we look forward to our continued collaboration.

Operations Report – May 22nd

Crew 213 Operations Report 22-May-2019

SOL: 4

Name of person filing report: Dana Levin

Non-nominal systems: Weather.

Generator (hours run): overnight 2000-0700

Solar— SOC % (Before generator is run at night): 68% (see above)

Diesel Reading – 76%

Propane Reading – 45%

Ethanol Free Gasoline – 4 gallons.

Water (auxillary tank) – 0

Water (static tank) – 400 gallons

Auxillary to Static tank transfer– Yes

Gallons transferred: 100

Water in GreenHab – Greenhab ops have closed for the season, Crew 213 will not be performing greenhab ops

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

Water Meter: 144100

Toilet tank emptied: no

Deimos rover used: no

Hours:

Beginning charge:

Ending charge:

Currently charging:

Sojourner rover used: no

Hours: n/a

Beginning charge:

Ending charge:

Currently charging:

Spirit rover used: yes

Hours: 2

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 60%

Currently charging: yes

Opportunity rover used: yes

Hours: 2

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 56%

Currently charging: yes

Curiosity rover used:

Hours: 2

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 71%

Currently charging: yes

Notes on rovers: see above about curiosity off switch

ATV’s Used: no

Reason for use: N/A

Oil Added? no

ATV Fuel Used: no

# Hours the ATVs were Used today: 0

Notes on ATVs: ATVs are safely secured near directors residence and will not be used by crew 213 for planned nominal operations

HabCar used and why, where? Yes, to transport supplies for educational purposes during our training this afternoon

CrewCar used and why, where? no (in Grand Junction)

General notes and comments:

– Crew 213 had successful simulation of several medical contingencies on EVA today.

Summary of internet: functional

Summary of suits and radios: Suits are all working well. Crew 212 did a fantastic job of maintaining them. Give our numbers, we are using our own radios.

Summary of Hab operations: nominal

Summary of GreenHab operations: none

Summary of ScienceDome operations: Used for course lectures and briefings. All systems nominal

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 at this time

Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support: None needed. Thank you so much for your support of our mission.

GreenHab Report – May 20th

End of Season GreenHab Report – 20-May-2019

GreenHab Officer: Shannon Rupert

Environmental control:

Ambient

Shade cloth (80%) will be kept on throughout the summer

AC unit and heater will be turned off for the summer

Average temperatures: N/A

Hours of supplemental light: none

Daily water usage for crops: n/a

Water in Blue Tank— 0 gallons

Time(s) of watering for crops: n/a

Changes to crops: All plants removed for summer

Narrative: By the end of the week I will have the GreenHab shut down for the summer. I am mixing all the remaining garden soil with perlite and prepping it for planting, and then I will leave it for the summer. I added an additional six inches of potting soil (garden soil with perlite) to the herb garden so the soil level is to the top. I plan to put the remaining soil in the two smaller aquaponics tubs for the summer, and we may use them for planting next year or remove them and plant in pots. At any rate, this will be the best way to keep the soil over summer.

Harvest: There was still a thriving herb garden. Some of the herbs and a few remaining tomato plants were removed and given to a friend in town. All of the remaining seeds from this season were also given to her.

Support/supplies needed: In the fall we will need a new GreenHab Book and new seeds. Any new potting mix should be checked carefully so we don’t reintroduce fungus gnats. Garden Safe Multi-purpose Garden Insect Killer worked better than sticky paper and cost much less so should be used in the future should we have another infestation. Based on observations this season, microgreens are not harvested by the crews so it would be better to invest in larger greens and more substantial plants even though they take longer to grow. The scales will be in the ScienceDome but all other supplies will be in the GreenHab. The GreenHab Book will be in my house.

Greenhab Report – May 21st

End of Season GreenHab Report – 20-May-2019

GreenHab Officer: Shannon Rupert

Environmental control:

Ambient

Shade cloth (80%) will be kept on throughout the summer

AC unit and heater will be turned off for the summer

Average temperatures: N/A

Hours of supplemental light: none

Daily water usage for crops: n/a

Water in Blue Tank— 0 gallons

Time(s) of watering for crops: n/a

Changes to crops: All plants removed for summer

Narrative: By the end of the week I will have the GreenHab shut down for the summer. I am mixing all the remaining garden soil with perlite and prepping it for planting, and then I will leave it for the summer. I added an additional six inches of potting soil (garden soil with perlite) to the herb garden so the soil level is to the top. I plan to put the remaining soil in the two smaller aquaponics tubs for the summer, and we may use them for planting next year or remove them and plant in pots. At any rate, this will be the best way to keep the soil over summer.

Harvest: There was still a thriving herb garden. Some of the herbs and a few remaining tomato plants were removed and given to a friend in town. All of the remaining seeds from this season were also given to her.

Support/supplies needed: In the fall we will need a new GreenHab Book and new seeds. Any new potting mix should be checked carefully so we don’t reintroduce fungus gnats. Garden Safe Multi-purpose Garden Insect Killer worked better than sticky paper and cost much less so should be used in the future should we have another infestation. Based on observations this season, microgreens are not harvested by the crews so it would be better to invest in larger greens and more substantial plants even though they take longer to grow. The scales will be in the ScienceDome but all other supplies will be in the GreenHab. The GreenHab Book will be in my house.

Operations Report – May 21st

Crew 213 Operations Report 21-May-2019

SOL: 3

Name of person filing report: Dana Levin

Non-nominal systems: Curiosity on switch is loose to the point where when you turn the key the entire assembly turns with it. If this is not remedied the eventual consequence may be tearing the on switch wire connections from torsional forces.

Generator (hours run): overnight 2000-0700

Solar— SOC % (Before generator is run at night): 70% (see above)

Diesel Reading – 78%

Propane Reading – 45%

Ethanol Free Gasoline – 4 gallons.

Water (auxillary tank) – 0

Water (static tank) – 400 gallons

Auxillary to Static tank transfer– Yes

Gallons transferred: 100

Water in GreenHab – Greenhab ops have closed for the season, Crew 213 will not be performing greenhab ops

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

Water Meter: 144100

Toilet tank emptied: no

Deimos rover used: no

Hours:

Beginning charge:

Ending charge:

Currently charging:

Sojourner rover used: Personal rover of director used with her permission by CU- Staff

Hours: 1 hour

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 68%

Currently charging: yes

Spirit rover used: yes

Hours: 2

Beginning charge: 60%

Ending charge: 15%

Currently charging: yes

Opportunity rover used: yes

Hours: 2

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 60%

Currently charging: yes

Curiosity rover used:

Hours: 2

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 72%

Currently charging: yes

Notes on rovers: see above about curiosity off switch

ATV’s Used: no

Reason for use: N/A

Oil Added? no

ATV Fuel Used: no

# Hours the ATVs were Used today: 0

Notes on ATVs: ATVs are safely secured near directors residence and will not be used by crew 213 for planned nominal operations

HabCar used and why, where? Yes, to obtain water from town.

CrewCar used and why, where? no (in Grand Junction)

General notes and comments:

– Crew 213 had successful simulation of several medical contingencies on EVA today.

Summary of internet: functional

Summary of suits and radios: Suits are all working well. Crew 212 did a fantastic job of maintaining them. Give our numbers, we are using our own radios.

Summary of Hab operations: nominal

Summary of GreenHab operations: none

Summary of ScienceDome operations: Used for course lectures and briefings. All systems nominal

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 at this time

Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support: None needed. Thank you so much for your support of our mission.

Greenhab Report – May 17th

Crew 212 GreenHab Report – 17-May-2019: SOL 12

GreenHab Officer: Hector Palomeque

Environmental control: Ambient with the door closed from 07:00 to 11:00 + door open from 10:00 to 19:00 fan turned up to 3 (max) from 12:00 to 16:00

Shade cloth 80%: on

Average temperatures:
Low: 20 °C
High: 45 °C

Hours of supplemental light: 0

Daily water usage for crops: 9 gallons

Water in Blue Tank: 104 gallons

Time(s) of watering for crops: 07:30

Changes to crops: All plants look healthy.

Narrative: The door of the GreenHab have to stay closed since the early morning because of the very strong winds. The GreenHab fan had to be turned on because of the indoor temperature has reached +40°C at noon. When the winds got lower the door of the GreenHab was opened (at 10:00). All plants were watered once early in the morning to take advantage of the fresh environment.

Today the remaining Yellow Tomatoes and some Lemon Basil were harvested to prepare the dinner that they will share with Dr. Shannon Rupert.

Harvested: Tomato 26g + Lemon Basil 21g

Support/supplies needed: None.

EVA Report – May 17th

Crew 212 EVA Report 17-May-2019

EVA #13

Author: Hector Palomeque

Purpose of EVA: Search&Rescue drone mission scenario attempt 2

Start time: 07:30 (postponed to 08:30 due to weather)

End time: 09:30 (delayed to 09:45 due to miscommunications)

Narrative: This EVA was performed in order to test the Tarot drone in Search and Recovery missions and the very first test in a Martian-like environment of the Observation Rover. The EVA was postponed due to the strong winds but after the EVA crew had the permission of the Director (Dr. Shannon Rupert) to proceed the EVA started with a delay of 1 hour (08:30).

Two of the EVA crew members prepared the Tarot drone for take-off, however, this mission had to be suspended again due to a mechanical/electronic error that does not allow its correct drone take-off and makes it fall.

The other two EVA crew members made the test of the Observation Rover on land. It was a successful test. All the mechanics of the Rover seems to work properly. It is able to move even over tiny rocks and to climb hills.

Unfortunately, the crew had a misunderstanding with the end time. Also, because of the miscommunications with the Hab, the crew was not able to communicate that they were going back 15 minutes late.

Nevertheless, the situation was treated at the debriefing after EVA in order to gain knowledge and experience for everyone, agreeing at the end with the determination of the EVA crewmember responsible for communications and the correct protocol for doing it.

Destination: Hab – Marble Ritual

Coordinates (use UTM NAD27 CONUS): Sector12S Northern 4250933, Eastern 518167

Participants: Zoe, Vittorio, Paolo, and Hector

Road(s) and routes per MDRS Map: 1103

Mode of travel: Driving – Curiosity and Spirit