Operations Report – November 15th

Crew 198 Operations Report 15-Nov-2018

SOL: 5

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; failed overnight again, unable to obtain stable spin rates longer than 40 minutes. Todays attempt will be to start the generator at sunset regardless of SOC

– 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: functioning normally

– Opportunity: functioning normally

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

– Demos: 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): 90%

Diesel Reading – 55%

Propane Reading – not taken

Ethanol Free Gasoline – 10 gallons.

Water (auxillary tank) – 80 gallons

Water (static tank) – 270 gallons

Auxillary to Static tank transfer– yes

Gallons transferred: 60

Water in GreenHab – tank at 40%

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

Toilet tank emptied: no

Deimos rover used: no


Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge:

Currently charging: no

Sojourner rover used: no

Hours: 2 cumulative

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 30

Currently charging: yes

Spirit rover used: no

Hours: 1

Beginning charge:

Ending charge:

Currently charging: no

Opportunity rover used: yes

Hours: 5

Beginning charge: 100

Ending charge: 21

Currently charging: yes

Curiosity rover used: yes

Hours: 5

Beginning charge: 100

Ending charge: 26

Currently charging: yes

Notes on rovers: (See above)

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

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: 2

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

HabCar used and why, where? Yes to obtain water to refill static tank

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

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