Operations Report Nov 14th

Crew 198 Operations Report 14-Nov-2018

SOL: 4

Name of person filing report: Dana Levin

Non-nominal systems: Report filing, Rover Demos, engineering airlock electrical sockets, engineering airlock light, lower deck hab wall heater,

Notes on non-nominal systems:

– Generator update; functioning nominally

– Report filing repeating from last night for broadcasting: we have had continued trouble with non updated report templates requiring a back and forth between MDRS and mission support demanding reports filed in different formats. This yielded significant crew frustration

o Proposed solution: reports could be turned into google forms. The links to these forms sent to the station crew to standardize filing format. This would also allow centralized data collection and presentation including some values that could be graphed over time and organized for presentation/analysis easily.

o We attempted to formulate such forms but our internet connection did not allow connection to the google servers

– Sojourner: functioning nominally

– Curiosity: battery died on EVA along Galileo road, these batteries appeared low on water as well. This rover will need to be retrieved

– Engineering air lock light and power sockets are still inoperable.

– Demos: battery refilled with water, appears to hold charge However rover remains inoperable.

– 350 ATV is inoperable, likely with a dead battery that has yet to be replaced

Generator (hours run): 11

Solar— SOC % (Before generator is run at night): 77%

Diesel Reading – 55%

Propane Reading – not taken

Ethanol Free Gasoline – 12 gallons.

Water (auxillary tank) – 60 gallons

Water (static tank) – 310 gallons

Auxillary to Static tank transfer– yes

Gallons transferred: 30

Water in GreenHab – tank at 75%, unsure how many gallons this is

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

Water Meter: unknown where this is located

Toilet tank emptied: yes

Deimos rover used: no


Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge:

Currently charging: yes

Sojourner rover used: no


Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge:

Currently charging: yes

Spirit rover used: yes

Hours: 1

Beginning charge: 100

Ending charge: 85

Currently charging: yes

Opportunity rover used: yes

Hours: 1

Beginning charge: 100

Ending charge: 87

Currently charging: yes

Curiosity rover used:

Hours: 1

Beginning charge: 100

Ending charge: 0

Currently charging: yes

Notes on rovers: (See above)

Demos: batteries refilled, charged at 100% but rover remains inoperable

Curiosity: abandoned on Galileo road with a dead battery

ATV’s Used: (Honda, , 350.1, 350.2)

Reason for use: EVA

Oil Added? no

ATV Fuel Used: 1 Gals

# Hours the ATVs were Used today: 1

Notes on ATVs: one of the 350s is still non functional. The battery appears dead

HabCar used and why, where? Yes to retrieve EVAers on corner of Cow dung and Gallileo road

CrewCar used and why, where? no

General notes and comments:

Please standardize reports and consider loading them into google forms or some kind of email template with a hab specific email. This saves data by preventing redownloading of mail to different accounts, avoids incorrect forms transmitted to crew or filed by crew, and makes data transfer easier

Summary of internet: functional

Summary of suits and radios: using our own

Summary of Hab operations: nominal despite facility difficulties

Summary of GreenHab operations: none

Summary of ScienceDome operations: none

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

Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support: see above