Supplemental Operations Report 1 May 2022
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: Still being manually run at night
ScienceDome Dual Split: Off
Solar—Charge controllers off at night
Notes on power system: Nothing to report
Propane Reading, station tank – 75 %
Propane Reading, director tank— 82 %
Propane Reading, intern tank— 70 %
Propane Reading, generator—70 %
Ethanol Free Gasoline – 0 gallons.
Water (Outpost tank) – 500 gallons
Sojourner rover used: yes
Beginning charge: 100
Ending charge: 88, now 100
Currently charging: yes
Notes on rovers: Nothing to report
ATV’s Used: (Honda, 350.1, 350.2, 300): none
Reason for use: n/a
Oil Added? No.
ATV Fuel Used: 0 gallons
# Hours the ATVs were Used: 0 hours
Notes on ATVs: Nothing to report
HabCar used and why, where? No
CrewCar used and why, where? Yes, to town. The car has power steering fluid above the fill line but I don’t know what the other marks are on the dipstick so I haven’t added any. Car continues to intermittently lose power steering and still has the noise in what I think is the front driver’s side. I did learn that power steering fluid is clear and can get old, so I ordered a pump to change it before I add any.
Luna used and why, where? No, waiting until next weekend to work on tire pressure due to crew in sim
Campus wide inspection, if action taken, what and why? Nothing to report
General notes and comments: Nothing to report
Summary of general operations: Nothing to report
Summary of internet: Nothing to report
Summary of suits and radios: This season, due to COVID, we gave each crewmember a Ziploc baggie with a cleaning cloth and headset for the radios and throughout the season we only lost two older headsets due to non-function. In past years, when the crew used whatever headset they wanted, we replaced at least a dozen headsets each season. In addition, we also had to replace radios and this season, even though none of them were new, we have not had to replace a single radio!
Summary of Hab operations: Nothing to report
Summary of Outpost operations: I have the new pump and hose and I will install it in the water tank sometime this week. Currently I am pumping water directly out of the HabCar tank. I replaced some of the fence but am still working on it. I would like to find a better way to hold the fence up where the hardpan stops the t-posts before they are sturdy enough for the panels.
Summary of GreenHab operations: Nothing to report
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