Crew 228 Operations Report October 4th

MDRS Operations Report 02-04-OCT-2021

Name of person filing report: Shannon Rupert and Crew Engineer David Laude

Reason for Report: Routine

Non-nominal systems: Director’s heater/Intern trailer heater

Action taken for non-nominal systems: Director’s needed a new thermostat, ordered. Intern trailer had rodents in the heater. Replaced blown fuse, will clean and assess fan, may replace, and will replace broken thermostat.

Generator: Nothing to report

ScienceDome Dual Split: Off

Solar— Nominal, providing all power

Solar— SOC % Last 24 hours:

Average 85.2

Minimum 66

Maximum 100

Note on solar: We are doing very well on solar alone for this time of year.

Diesel Reading – Empty, tank to be removed soon

Propane Reading, station tank – 76 %

Propane Reading, director tank— 71 %

Propane Reading, intern tank— 72 %

Propane Reading, generator— 80 %

Ethanol Free Gasoline – 5 gallons

Water (loft tank): ~420 gallons

Water Meter: 152,486.2 units

Water (static tank) – ~20 gallons

Static to Loft Pump used –yes

Water in GreenHab – 45% of full

Water in ScienceDome: 0 gallons

Water (Outpost tank) – 175 gallons

Hab toilet tank emptied: no

Perseverance rover used: no


Beginning charge: 100

Ending charge:

Currently charging: yes

Sojourner rover used: yes


Beginning charge: 100

Ending charge: 100

Currently charging: yes

Spirit rover used: yes

Hours: 140.0

Beginning charge: 100

Ending charge: 100

Currently charging: yes

Opportunity rover used: no


Beginning charge: 100

Ending charge:

Currently charging: yes

Curiosity rover used: no


Beginning charge: 100

Ending charge:

Currently charging: yes

Notes on rovers:

ATV’s Used: (Honda, 300, 350.1, 350.2, 350.3): no

Reason for use: n/a

Oil Added? No

ATV Fuel Used: 0 Gals

# Hours the ATVs were Used today: 1

Notes on ATVs: nothing to report

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

CrewCar used and why, where? Yes, to town laundry and supplies

Luna used and why, where? No

General notes and comments: Nothing to report

Summary of internet: All accounts are nominal. Speed has been good with the new system.

Summary of suits and radios: Some radio rechargeable batteries are not holding enough charge during EVA. Started testing while transmitting today as a demanding test under load. Seeing a big difference among batteries. There are likely enough to get us through the mission. Will put poor batteries in labeled bag and report numbers needed as replacements to get all functional phones batteries. Will also test batteries found in a bag. This will take a few days to test all of them. After we tried on the two types of EVA suits upon arrival I forgot to mention that the 2-piece had superior air flow, enough for any occasion I can imagine. The 1-piece we are using have had enough air flow thus far.

Campus wide inspection, if action taken, what and why?

Summary of general operations: Satisfactory

Summary of Hab operations: Nominal. It would be nice during a remodel to add a large clock to each level. Looming over us they would help us stay on our schedules.

Summary of Outpost operations: Intern trailer is being prepped for painting.

Summary of GreenHab operations: Nominal, but water tank hose needs rubber ring gasket that Shannon will deliver to RAM.

Summary of ScienceDome operations: Nominal.

Summary of RAM operations: A couple tools used.

Summary of any observatory issues: Robotic observatory is down.

Summary of health and safety issues: All is good.

Questions, concerns, supplies needed and requests: Green Hab hose rubber gasket requested.

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