Operations Report – November 30th

SOL: 3

Name of person filing report: Ashley Kowalski

Non-nominal systems: (1) Wire connections to plug on EVA suit #7 (updates from yesterday’s report), (2) Microwave/vent hood light

Notes on non-nominal systems:

The crew received the EVA suit #7 repair instructions. In accordance with those instructions, the Crew Engineer with the assistance of the GreenHab Officer removed the air vent successfully. Upon inspection of the lower interior of the suit, we did not locate the tiny screw that holds the “push” button pin to the charging socket. We were able to find another screw in the EVA repair kit, and we screwed in the button pin. However, upon taking off the air vent, we realized that the actual wire connections that connect to the charging socket were disconnected. Yesterday when we reported that the EVA suit was still charging, we made this assumption based on the green light that was shining on the wall plug. We realized today that that wall plug shines green even if it is not plugged into any device, thus the wires were most likely already disconnected last night. In the RAM, we found a soldering iron, solder, and wire. We feel confident that we could reconnect these wires, but would like Mission Support’s agreement with this plan prior to proceeding. If we want to use the current plug, we would need solder wick in order to clean up the current connections before resoldering new wire connections. However, we did find a new plug in the EVA repair kit, so if we use this new plug, we would not need the solder wick. Please advise us on how to proceed. Two images are attached for your reference.

Additionally, while the Crew Engineer was on EVA this afternoon with two other crew members, the Commander investigated the light under the microwave/vent hood. She used a Philips screwdriver to remove the light cover and found there is currently no light bulb inside. Thus, she could not tell what size light bulb it takes. However, she did take a picture of the appliance information and serial number from inside the microwave door (please see attached image). Can mission support please look up the model number and determine what type of light they need to order?


Spirit rover used: No
Hours: N/A
Beginning charge: N/A
Ending charge: N/A
Currently charging: N/A

Opportunity rover used: Yes
Hours: 105.7 (Start), 105.8 (End)
Beginning charge: 100%
Ending charge: 90%
Currently charging: No

Curiosity rover used: Yes
Hours: 214.5 (Start), 214.6 (End)
Beginning charge: 100%
Ending charge: 88%
Currently charging: No

Perseverance rover used: No
Hours: N/A
Beginning charge: N/A
Ending charge: N/A
Currently charging: N/A

General notes on rovers: No additional notes/comments.

Summary of Hab operations:
WATER USE: 35 gallons used today, 80 gallons used in total thus far
Water (static tank): 470 gallons
Static tank pipe heater (on or off): On
Static tank heater (On or off): On
Toilet tank emptied: Yes, it was emptied around ~9:45 AM.

Summary of internet: No issues with the internet. Connection is good.

Summary of suits and radios: The two walkie talkies mentioned previous reports (one from the upstairs set and one from the downstairs set) are still not working.

Summary of GreenHab operations: Additional information can be found in the GreenHab Report.
WATER USE: ~18 gallons (~3 gallons today)
Heater: On
Supplemental light: Off
Harvest: 1.55 oz (1 oz of microgreens, 0.55 oz of radish stems)

Summary of ScienceDome operations: N/A
Dual split: No heat or AC used. All systems off.

Summary of RAM operations: Soldering irons, solder, and wire were taken from the RAM. They were not used yet. The crew simply was searching for tools and materials they would potentially need to repair the wire connections for EVA suit #7. We await feedback from Mission Support prior to completing any repairs.

Summary of any observatory issues: No observatory issues.

Summary of health and safety issues: No health and safety issues.

Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support: This is just a general note to let you know that the hot water in the shower does NOT have a delay, it came on hot almost immediately. Also, the front air lock closed much easier today when returning from the EVA.

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