Operations Report – April 13th

Operations Report 13-APR-2019

SOL: n/a

Name of person filing report: Shannon Rupert

Non-nominal systems: None

Notes on non-nominal systems:

Generator (hours run): Off at 7:30 am, on again at 9:30 pm (11.5 hours last night)

Solar— SOC 96 %.

Diesel Reading – 42 %

Propane Reading – did not read %

Ethanol Free Gasoline – 10 gallons.

Water (auxiliary tank) – 0 gallons

Water (static tank) – 125 gallons (Note: I thought there were about 75 gallons remaining in the tank but there wasn’t even that much. We will get more tomorrow.)

Auxiliary to Static tank transfer– no

Gallons transferred: None

Water in GreenHab – unknown gallons.

Water (loft) – Static to Loft Pump used – no

Water Meter: not read

Toilet tank emptied: no

Deimos rover used: Still non-operational


Beginning charge:

Ending charge:

Currently charging:

Sojourner rover used: ASSIGNED TO DIRECTOR, no

Hours: 50.7

Beginning charge: 100

Ending charge: 100

Currently charging: yes

Spirit rover used: No

Hours: 86.5

Beginning charge: 100

Ending charge: 100

Currently charging: yes

Opportunity rover used: yes (just moved to hold down a tarp in the wind)

Hours: 56.4

Beginning charge: 100

Ending charge: 100

Currently charging: no

Curiosity rover used: No

Hours: 88.8

Beginning charge: 100

Ending charge: 100

Currently charging: yes

Notes on rovers: Nothing to report

ATV’s Used: (Honda, 300, 350.1, 350.2, 350.3) Used all but the 300

Reason for use: Preparing to use them later this week

Oil Added? No
ATV Fuel Used: 1 Gal.

# Hours the ATVs were Used today: 1

Notes on ATVs: We spent a lot of time working on the ATVs today with some success. One of the 350s was already working. David picked up a new battery today and we put it in another of the 350s and it is working. We jumped the battery in the other 350, but it seems it could not hold a charge. The Honda’s spark plug is very dirty and we could not get it to turn over. The 300’s battery is charging overnight and hopefully, we will get it running by morning.

The plan is to assess them all again tomorrow and then go to town on Monday for any parts or batteries we may need. The Honda is somewhat clear of mud, the 350 is still really filthy and the mud is like a brick. I purchased a new set of jumper cables to replace the damaged ones I found. I am going to try to repair the damaged ones.

HabCar used and why, where? Yes, to town for supplies and water and trash disposal

CrewCar used and why, where? Yes, used to get the crew here, still on site all week.

General notes and comments: About ¾ of the damaged tunnel is repaired. We will finish this up in the next day or so.

Summary of internet: Password to wifi in Hab was changed, but no one told me! All okay now.

Summary of suits and radios: Nothing to report

Summary of Hab operations: Wheel was removed from the front airlock door so we could get it to close again. The hinged side of the door was severely bent and damaged so we hammered it back as best we could. The door is now closed and secured for the night. We will need to work more on it tomorrow and replace the railing on the porch (which has already had many repairs).

Kitchen shelf was cleared of non-kitchen supplies.

Summary of GreenHab operations: David, our GreenHab Manager, is part of this crew and will be finishing up the repairs and cleaning in the next week.

Summary of ScienceDome operations: Nothing to report

Summary of RAM operations: Nothing to report

Summary of any observatory issues: Nothing to report

Summary of health and safety issues: Nothing to report

Questions, concerns, and requests to Mission Support: Nothing at this time.

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