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.

EVA Report – 03 May 2018


EVA Crew Members – Dani Carroll, Doug Krohn, Lorna Workman, Sean Serell, Phil Jones, Dean Aubin, Rich Bishop, Poni Bishop

Destination: Gateway to Lith


Easting: 518300

Northing: 4255600

EVA Objectives

Simulation of medical contingency scenarios during EVA


Successful simulation of medical contingency with resuscitation of the crewmember.



ATVs/Rovers Used

ATVs x 4, EVs x2 (Spirit, Phobos)

Sol Summary Report – 17 May 2018

MDRS Daily Summary Report for sol 4

Summary Title

Enjoying the Third QUarter

Mission Status:


Sol Activity Summary:

Today was our “third quarter” day in sim. We enjoyed lectures on ultrasound in spaceflight, microgravity physiology, and genitourinary changes in spaceflight. We also had an exciting EVA simulating some of these changes.

Look Ahead Plan: Tomorrow will be our final day in simulation.

Anomalies in work:

We did have an ATV battery die away from the Hab. We have brought the battery back and are charging it, and will attempt to replace it tomorrow.

Weather:Sunny, A little less warm than yesterday

Crew Physical Status:Doing well.

EVA: We had a successful simulation of medical contingencies during EVA.

Reports to be file:

Operations Report

Journalist Report

EVA Report

Support Requested:


Journalist Report – May 16th

Crew 194 Journalist Report

Sol 3

Our day started at 7 o’ clock to another amazing view. Sean and Doug prepped our crew with a preflight summary before the launch of their custom-built, 1:3 scale, MDRS Nike Smoke rocket. With our launch site scouted yesterday, we were vertical and go for launch by 1031.

A spectacular launch produced a peak altitude of over 5000 feet and a gentle descent up onto the plateau west of our launch site. Drone footage pending.

Afternoon lectures from Dr. Rick Cole over winter and water survival and his experiences as a NASA flight surgeon were intriguing. We ended the day with a successful two-team EVA to recover the rocket from the western plateau.

Dean Aubin, Crew 194 Journalist


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