Operations Report – April 16th

Crew 210 Operations Report 16-APR-2019

SOL: 4

Name of person filing report: Shannon Rupert

Non-nominal systems: nothing to report

Notes on non-nominal systems: nothing to report

Generator (hours run): 10.5

Solar— SOC 98 % as of 5:30 pm. Will not turn on generator until needed.

Diesel Reading – 38 %

Propane Reading – 43 %

Ethanol Free Gasoline – 7 gallons.

Water (auxillary tank) – 0 gallons

Water (static tank) – 300 gallons

Auxillary to Static tank transfer– no

Gallons transferred: No

Water in GreenHab – unknown gallons.

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

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, yes

Hours: Did not record

Beginning charge: 100

Ending charge: 49

Currently charging: yes

Spirit rover used: yes

Hours: did not check

Beginning charge: 100

Ending charge: 42

Currently charging: yes

Opportunity rover used: no

Hours: 56.4

Beginning charge: 100

Ending charge: 100

Currently charging: yes

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) all of them

Reason for use: Testing and Field work

Oil Added? Yes. The oil in the 300 was fine. Oil in 350.1 and 350.3 was low but ok, but it was very low in 350.2 (the dirty one). The Honda had NO oil at all.

ATV Fuel Used: 3 Gals.

# Hours the ATVs were Used today: 5

Notes on ATVs: The battery was replaced in the 300 and it is now operational as well. We changed the spark plug in the Honda and it still wouldn’t start. Turned out the kill switch was on. When the kill switch in on in the Yamaha’s they won’t even turn over, in the Honda it will turn over but not engage the engine. At any rate, with no oil we would have ruined it if we had run it before we put oil in it, so all is good. The new spark plug wasn’t a waste, as it starts right up now.

When testing the ATVs, we discovered that the handlebars on 350.2 are now so low that it is damaging the machine, once again causing accelerator on the turn and reducing the turning ratio. We ran it into a rover due to these issues. The rover was undamaged but I decided to pull the ATV from use until I can figure out how to fix the
handlebars. If we do use this AYV, I will be the one to operate it/

HabCar used and why, where? No

CrewCar used and why, where? Yes, to Hanksville for AMA REDDIT thing.

General notes and comments: Nothing to report

Summary of internet: Nothing to report

Summary of suits and radios: Nothing to report

Summary of Hab operations: We are having some issues with the wall plugs on the wall in the main space of the lower deck. This should be addressed in the near future.

Summary of GreenHab operations: David will send a full report today. He continues working on climate control.

Summary of ScienceDome operations: We collected many plants today and will be spending time in the dome later tonight and tomorrow processing them.

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 tonight, thank you.

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