Operations Report Oct 21st – 24th

MDRS Operations Report 21-24-OCT-2021

Name of person filing report: Shannon Rupert

Reason for Report: Routine

Non-nominal systems: Nothing to report

Action taken for non-nominal systems: Nothing to report

Generator: Nothing to report

ScienceDome Dual Split: Off

Solar—Nominal, supplying all power

Solar— SOC % Last 24 hours (Sunday):

Average 83.3

Minimum 67

Maximum 100

Notes on solar: We had an overcast day so these numbers are lower than they have been.

Propane Reading, station tank – 60 %

Propane Reading, director tank— 68 %

Propane Reading, intern tank— 72 %

Propane Reading, generator— 80 %

Ethanol Free Gasoline – 1 gallons

Water (loft tank): 40 gallons

Water Meter: not checked units

Water (static tank) – 150 gallons

Static to Loft Pump used – no

Water in GreenHab – 150 gallons

Water in ScienceDome: 0 gallons

Water (Outpost tank) – 120 gallons

Hab toilet tank emptied: no

Perseverance rover used: yes

Hours: 220.6

Beginning charge: 100

Ending charge: 97

Currently charging: yes

Sojourner rover used: yes

Hours: 154.6

Beginning charge: 100

Ending charge: 100

Currently charging: yes

Spirit rover used: no

Hours: 141.0

Beginning charge: 100

Ending charge: 100

Currently charging: yes

Opportunity rover used: no

Hours: 73.0

Beginning charge: 100

Ending charge: 100

Currently charging: yes

Curiosity rover used: no

Hours: 148.0

Beginning charge: 100

Ending charge: 100

Currently charging: yes

Notes on rovers: Nothing to report

ATV’s Used: (Honda, 350.1, 350.2, 350.3): The 350’s were all started and run today

Reason for use: Keeping batteries charged

Oil Added? No

ATV Fuel Used: 0 gallons

# Hours the ATVs were Used today: 0

Notes on ATVs: Nothing to report

HabCar used and why, where? Yes, to town for water. There may be something wrong with the HabCar, it acted strangely, with the RPM’s fluctuating wildly from town to Cow Dung Road. It may just be the effort the car puts in when the water sloshes back and forth. I did not have time to do any further checking at this time.

CrewCar used and why, where? Yes, to town for battery charging

Luna used and why, where? Yes, to town

General notes and comments: Nothing to report

Summary of internet: All accounts are nominal.

Summary of suits and radios: Nothing to report

Campus wide inspection, if action taken, what and why? I have begun deconstruction of the spill containment area for the generator. It’s going to be a bigger job than I thought, but just in time and energy.

Summary of general operations: All fire extinguishers have been removed from the building as they will be taken for service next week.

Summary of Hab operations: Hab is ready for the crew.

Summary of Outpost operations: I put the rear emergency exit window back in the intern trailer. We need to order a replacement part to secure it properly but with the wind and weather we are having I just wanted to get it in place, so it is gorilla taped in place for now. This means that the intern trailer is sealed against the weather.

Summary of GreenHab operations: We are getting some flowers! So that means as soon as there is someone to help we will remove the shadecloth and set up the supplemental lights. We had some brand new clear replacement helmets that were for the much older and no longer used spacesuits. Rather than throw them away, I am repurposing them in the GreenHab as planter. With their shape they will maintain moisture but may actually be too hard to harvest from.

Summary of ScienceDome operations: Nothing to report

Summary of RAM operations: Nothing to report

Summary of any observatory issues: I went into the robotic observatory and remove two parts that need to be checked and possibly replaced. Then I had to go back in a day later and plug in a cord that I bumped and disconnected during my prior visit!

Summary of health and safety issues: Ordered a Red Cross Workplace First Aid Kit (Thanks for the suggestion, Jin!) and that will be the standard for the HSO to inspect and replace. We didn’t have a standard for first aid supplies and now we will. Hand is healing nicely.

Questions, concerns, supplies needed and requests: Nothing at this time.