Operations Report – April 4th

Hi CapCom,

this is the Engineer Report on sol 11.
*attached 1 file.

Miho XO crew191

Crew 191 Operations Report 04/04/2018

SOL: 11

Name of person filing report: Wataru Okamoto

Non-nominal systems: Solar system, Water Tank

Notes on non-nominal systems: Solar system seems still a bit unusual. But it becomes better and better. We are keeping a detailed monitoring. We attach SOL11 parameter.
We cleaned the white tank and the tank on the HabCar.

Generator (hours run): 12hours

Solar SOC 84% (Before generator is run at night)

Diesel 7/8

Propane 70psi.

Ethanol Free Gasoline (5 Gallon containers for ATV) ? – gallons.

Water (trailer) –

Water (static) 80%

Trailer to Static Pump used ? –

Water (loft) Static to Loft Pump used Yes

Water Meter: 133080.4
Toilet tank emptied: No

ATV’s Used: (Honda, 300, 350.1, 350.2, 350.3) –

Oil Added –

ATV Fuel Used: –
Hours the ATVs were Used today: –

Notes on ATVs: –

Deimos rover used: Yes
Hours: 117.9h
Beginning charge: 100%
Ending charge: 100%
Currently charging: plugged

Sojourner rover used: ASSIGNED TO DIRECTOR
Beginning charge:
Ending charge:
Currently charging:

Spirit rover used: –
Hours: 29.3h
Beginning charge: 100%
Ending charge: –
Currently charging: –

Opportunity rover used: Yes
Hours: 28.8h
Beginning charge: 100%
Ending charge: 99%
Currently charging: plugged

Curiosity rover used: Yes
Hours: 24.3h
Beginning charge: 100%
Ending charge: 100%
Currently charging: –

HabCar used and why, where? –

General notes and comments: Solar system seems still a bit unusual. But it becomes better and better. We are keeping a detailed monitoring.
We cleaned the white tank and the tank on the HabCar.

Summary of internet: No problem

Summary of suits and radios: 5 charger of the backpack out of order.

Summary of Hab operations: We cleaned the tanks. Dr. Shannon supplied us the drinking water.

Summary of GreenHab operations: No problem

Summary of ScienceDome operations: Only use checking the solar system.

Summary of RAMM operations: We have cleaned the tank inside RAMM.

Summary of health and safety issues: No problem

Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support: 5 charger of the backpack out of order. Please supply us.
We already ask Dr. Shannon that we need paper towl and hand sanitizer for cleaning the black tank.

Greenhab Report – April 4th

Hi CapCom,

this is the GreenHab Report on sol 11.

Miho XO crew191

GreenHab Report
Kai Takeda
4 APR 2018

Environmental control: (Choose which of the following is appropriate and explain further if needed)

Ambient with window/door open
Shade cloth on
Fan on(15:00~18:30)

Average temperatures: 23.5℃
Low 14.6℃
High 40.3℃

Hours of supplemental light: None

Changes to crops: None

Daily water usage for crops: 6gal

Time(s) of watering for crops: three times

Moringa research observations: None

Changes to research plants: No

Aquaponics: None

I cleaned Greenhab today.

Support/supplies needed: None

EVA Report – April 4th

Hi CapCom,

this is the EVA #13 Report on sol 11.
*today we sent also EVA #12 Report.

Miho XO crew191

EVA Report

EVA #13 – 4 Apr 2018 – Sol11
Crew members: Yusuke Murakami (EVA leader), Makoto Kawamura, Fumiei Morisawa

– Operational check (ATV)
– Cleaning the small water tank (Hab Car)
– Cleaning the white water tank and restore the tank

13:54 – Entering the airlock
13:57 – EVA start, Operational check
14:00 – Depressurize start of RAM
14:03 – Depressurize finish of RAM
14:30 – Pressurize start of RAM
14:33 – Pressurize finish of RAM, start cleaning the tank
15:19 – Depressurize start of the Airlock of RAM
15:22 – Depressurize finish of the Airlock of RAM, MK and FM go outside the RAM
15:24 – MK and FM Entering the airlock
15:27 – Enter HAB
15:37 – Entering the airlock
15:40 – EVA start, go to RAM
15:45 – Pressurize start of the Airlock of RAM
15:48 – Pressurize finish of the Airlock of RAM
16:27 – Depressurize start of RAM
16:30 – Depressurize finish of RAM
16:56 – YM and FM deriverd the small tank to Shannon by Spirit
17:05 – Back to the HAB, restore the white tank
17:40 – Entering the airlock
17:43 – Enter HAB

Today was a bit tough day. We have to finish clean up the small tank of Hab Car and the white tank, and also have to restore them. If we could finish as soon as possible, means the prospect of reopening the water system will be certain. It takes much time to complete this task inside a sultry RAM, but we finally did it, what’s more in SIM. We live a full Mars life.

– Spirit

EVA report – April 4th

Hi CapCom,

this is the EVA #12 Report on sol 11.
*EVA #13 Report follows.

Miho XO crew191

EVA #12 – 04 April 2018 – Sol11
Crew members: Venzha Christ (leader), Fumiei Morisawa, and Wataru Okamoto

– Build another version of antenna (3rd) for Analog Signal Receiver
– Recording Signal from Sun Radiation

09:07 – Venzha Christ, Fumiei Morisawa, and Wataru Okamoto enter the airlock (1)
09:09 – Some problem with radio communication between EVA team and Habcom
09:11 – EVA team Exit the airlock
09:15 – EVA team check radio communication outside and decide to comeback to Hub
09:19 – EVA team check for all radio devices inside Hub
09:31 – Venzha Christ, Fumiei Morisawa, and Wataru Okamoto enter the airlock (2)
09:34 – EVA team Exit the airlock and begin for engineering check
09:53 – EVA team ready to start
Curiosity: Venzha Christ,
ATV: Fumiei Morisawa,
Deimos: Wataru Okamoto
09:57 – ATV had a problem to start the engine
10:04 – Fumiei Morisawa ask Hubcom to change the vehicle
10:07 – Fumiei Morisawa change to Opportunity Rover
10:08 – EVA start (All member)
10:20 – Arrived at site for recording
10:21 – Parking all rovers and EVA team start to walk
10:27 – Found the site for recording
10:28 – Explanation about how to put the antenna on site
10:30 – Start to build an antenna by Fumiei Morisawa and Wataru Okamoto
10:35 – Ready for antenna #01
10:41 – Ready for antenna #02
10:45 – Ready for antenna #03
10:51 – Ready for antenna #04
10:52 – Venzha Christ Start to Record
11:24 – Finish for recording process
11:25 – Fumiei Morisawa and Wataru Okamoto start to dismantling the antenna
11:36 – Finish and ready to go
11:42 – Arrive in parking area
11:45 – Leave the site
11:59 – Arrive
12:09 – Enter the airlock
12:12 – EVA end

EVA today was a Recording Signal from the DIY Analog Signal Receiver with another version of antenna for the 3rd time.
We explored to URC North Site area and found a good place for the project.
This project had a title : Space Weather Impacts On Climate,
: means that all weather on Earth, from the surface of the planet out into space, begins with the Sun. Space weather and terrestrial weather (the weather we feel at the surface) are influenced by the small changes the Sun undergoes during its solar cycle. Space Weather impacts numerous facets of everyday life, from where airplanes can safely fly, to how accurately a farmer plows his field. In addition, there are a large variety of phenomena that are driven by the variability of the sun over periods ranging from hours to years. The most important impact the Sun has on Earth is from the brightness or irradiance of the Sun itself. By build an antenna we can get specific signal that will received by this Analog Signal Receiver.
As a result, we will analyze all signal and frequencies we got from today and will have a visualization from those signal.


– 3 Rovers (Curiosity: Venzha Christ, Opportunity: Fumiei Morisawa, Deimos: Wataru Okamoto)

Journalist Report – April 4th

Hi CapCom,

this is the Journalist Report on sol 11.

Miho XO crew191


Diplomacy or Expansion of Humanity?
There is no doubt that MARS will be challenging.
Highly level of the research about MARS said that ; recent workshops and studies have also shown that missions to MARS are both achievable and affordable.
Its true, no one say that those statement are wrong, but why we need to jump into Red Planet where had not enough support life for human?
Sending a manned mission to MARS is a fantastic adventure…, many scientists said, BUT is that true?
Look at on the data, when we start to go for space travel, means that we are agree that : Living for any period of time in low gravity causes the human body to fall apart. The usual processes that keep bones strong and healthy do not function without gravity and the ability to apply a load. In deep space there is no gravity and so it becomes hard to load bones in the right way. Muscles can also waste away while cardiovascular fitness has also been seen to deteriorate. And to stay and to create a colony in MARS, we also have to think about there has also been some evidence that gravity can affect the way the brain works. Then from all of this could make the astronaut’s mission once they arrive on MARS automatically become much harder.

If we thought that this mission will be the huge expansion of humanity, then we need to start to think about our (realistic) imagination : to be sure, when we dream of the far future, we can easily envision beings that combine today’s human bodies with advanced technology to produce a human-machine hybrid far more capable of long journeys and survival in strange situations than individuals are today.
A bit opposite with the fact that when human go faraway for space travel also means no way to escape ; and potentially highly stressful situations to deal with, the crew (for example crew in MDRS) would need to also need to be exceptionally good at working as a team. Like now we took a SIM here in MDRS, do we feel we are isolated? What we are now?
Human (as a machine) and Machine (it self); which one stronger?
WE are a human !
Anyone who read this are human ! We have a (body) human.
Yes, human body is very complicated, very difficult machine or we can say that it is a biological autonomous system which depend to million numbers of parameters (we even never know how big all those data from our each body human). Our body is fully controlled machine which consist of many sub systems like input system (senses) , output system, processor (brain), memory, energy production system (digestion system + respiratory system), hardware system (musculoskeletal system), signal transmission system (central nerves system ) , and also of course a system for reproduction.
And the scary one is fact that, human become a machine rather than machine become a human, right?
The extent to which human beings are willing to be duped by computers is already very large. One doesn’t have to write a very sophisticated program to get people to treat it as if it were a living thing. You don’t have to build a very sophisticated robot to get people to treat it as if it were an animal. If it’s fluffy and it’s smiles or it woofs, or something like that, people are very ready and willing to smudge over the difference in their own minds between a computer and a human being.
So, what the near future for human civilization right now? MARS mission, or become a machine? OR the human as a machine mission to MARS? OR to generate a human machine in MARS?
One of the critical question was People think that MARS mission is a part of entertainment, and human as an ACTOR to keep going on producing an image about the Red Planet. Maybe this is a paradox for our life right now and in the same time could be a very good question for the next generation on Earth.
So, which one stronger then?
However, the body is not a machine. Machines are products of design, bodies are products of natural selection, and that makes them different in fundamental ways. The organic complexity of bodily mechanisms is qualitatively different from the mechanical complexities of machines.
And we are the human or the machine?
(Natalie Neo 2014)
As we grow, we learn that
it’s critical to be logical, and
it’s only logical to be critical.

As we learn, we strive to
Detach from what we were attached to, only being more
Attached to what we were trying to detach from.

As we strive, we realize that
Many things aren’t real
and real things aren’t many.

As we realize, we understand why
Humans hope, love and dream, as
hope, love and dreams make us –


Crew Photos – April 4th

Hi CapCom,

here is our Photo Report with its description on sol11.

Miho XO crew191

SOL Essay (Photo Description)
04 Apr 2018

Sol 11
Miho Tsukishiro (XO)

In EVA #12, Venzha did the third time recording for his CEMs project and it was the last. Every time he set the antenna in different shapes and got naturally various sounds from outer space. Every crew members are now looking forward to listening his results.
We also made an effort to solve the water problem as much as yesterday: clean up of the contaminated water tanks in RAM.
As a result: the white tank and the small tank in Hab car are now “clean” enough to bring us the safe water from the earth! However, it remains the case that we also have to clean the black and the loft tank (maybe tomorrow or after the end of our SIM?).

Sol Summary – April 4th

Hi CapCom,

this is today’s Sol Summary Report.

Miho XO crew191

Crew 191 Sol Summary Report
04 Apr 2018

Sol 11

Summary Title:

Miho Tsukishiro (XO)

Mission Status:
in progress

Sol Activity Summary:
7:00 Breakfast
7:30 Briefing
9:00 EVA #12 CEMs (leader: Venzha Christ, Fumiei Morisawa, Wataru Okamoto) Habcom: Miho Tsukishiro
13:00 Lunch
14:00 EVA #13 Cleaning Water Tank (leader: Yusuke Murakami, Fumiei Morisawa, Makoto Kawamura) Habcom: Miho Tsukishiro
18:00 Gathering reports
19:00 CapCom

Look Ahead Plan:
See EVA Request.

Anomalies in work:

Cloudy. Mild winds.

Crew Physical Status:

See EVA Report.

Reports to be file:
– SOL Summary Report
– Engineer Report
– GreenHab Report
– Photo Report with Description
– EVA Report x2
– EVA Request
– Journalist Report

Support Requested:

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