Astronomy Report – November 7th



Crew 285 Astronomy Report 07-11-2023

Name: Luis Diaz
Crew: 285
Date: 11/07/2023
Robotic Telescope Requested: MDRS-WF
Objects to be Imaged this Evening: *Waiting for good weather…
Images submitted with this report: Triangulum Galaxy (M33)
Problems Encountered: –
Solar Features Observed: –
Images submitted with this report: –
Problems Encountered: –

GreenHab Report – November 5th

GreenHab Officer: Andres David Reina
Environmental control: (heater, fan, door open?)
Open door: 12:00 pm:
– Temperature: 32.2C
– Humidity:10%
Close door: 18:05
– Temperature: 21.9C
– Humidity: 15%
Hours of supplemental light: None
Daily water usage for crops: 2.5 gallons.
Water in Blue Tank 166.94 gallons
Time(s) of watering for crops: n/a
Changes to crops: A slight growth in the tomato crop. Two existing germinations with an average size of 2.7 cm in height. Growth is observed in cucumber, carrots, lettuce and radish crops.

– The Greenhab door was opened at 12:00 pm Environmental measurements of temperature and relative humidity were taken. The GreenHab was checked and watered. The average temperature and humidity on the day was approximately 27.05 C and constant humidity 12.85%.
The tomato pots were relocated according to the instructions received. The radish crops have germinated and can be implemented in the crew’s diet in the coming days.

Support/supplies needed: n/a

EVA Report – November 5th

EVA # 5
Author: Tomás Burroni
Purpose of EVA: Collect drone images from el Dorado Canyon to generate the digital elevation model for the second EVA and gather more data for the geolocation project.
Start time: 9:00 am
End time: 11:00 am
We drove from the HAB South through Cow Dung Rd, parking at Zubrin’s head. There, we first took 10 min to do the programmed drone flight to generate the map for the second EVA. We then started walking eastwards into the Canyon and took a soil sample at (519371, 4248609). While inside the Canyon one of the crew members realized that the sound from the suit’s had lowered in intensity. We tried turning it off and on again and they felt that the difference in airflow was lower than expected. This was not noted before as there had been no fog build up in the helmet and the chilly temperature allowed them to stay comfortable even with lower airflow. At that moment we headed straight back to the rovers and the Hab instead of taking the second soil sample as planned. It was not deemed necessary to remove their suit on the way back as the crew member was not suffocating and the helmet was not fogging up.
Destination: Zubrin’s head (vehicle + walking in site)
Coordinates (use UTM WGS 84): 519371 E, 4248609 N
· Luis Díaz
· Tomás Burroni
· Andrés D. Reina
Road(s) and routes per MDRS Map: N Cow Dung Rd and Galileo Road.
1. Took East on Entrance Road (Drove)
2. Turned right onto Cow Dung Road (Drove)
3. Walked to the entrance of canyon
4. Walked into the canyon towards the East
5. Returned by the same route.
Mode of travel: Driving on the rovers Opportunity and Curiosity and walking around the canyon, located nearby.

Journalist Report – November 6th

by Marina Buqueras Rovira



Ducha y viento maravillosa combinación

7 am Al alba, el viento nos comienza a silbar, la Crew se va despertando, eso sí con gran extenuación de la EVA de ayer.

Lo bueno es revivir nuestros momentos en el Dorado, mientras desayunamos. ¡Qué equipazo!

11 am El regalo que merecíamos llega con anhelo, "la ducha", esta nos refresca y nos colma el alma.

13 pm El hambre aprieta, Andrea, Tom y Marina preparan las hamburguesas con queso y patatas al horno, el toque final lo aporta Andrés con los "Radish".

Mientras la tarde transcurre con calma, recargando pilas, se reafirma la certeza de que, incluso en la inmensidad del espacio, el calor humano es el verdadero combustible
que impulsa a la Crew Hispanics en esta travesía intergaláctica.

17 pm Con el foco a los proyectos individuales la Crew se concentra con excelente música, nuestro Commander David y XO Luis, se reúnen para planificar bien la semana que nos viene.

Con la nostalgia de una semana bien vivida y la emoción de una nueva por empezar…

¡A por más momentos inolvidables!



Shower and wind, a wonderful combination.

7 am At dawn, the wind begins to whistle, and the Crew starts to wake, with great exhaustion from yesterday’s EVA, indeed.

The good thing is reliving our moments in El Dorado while we have breakfast. What a great team!

11 am The gift we deserved arrives eagerly, "the shower," refreshing us and filling our souls.

1 pm Hunger strikes, Andrea, Tom, and Marina prepare cheeseburgers and oven-baked potatoes, with Andrés adding the final touch with the "Radish."

While the afternoon unfolds calmly, recharging our batteries, the certainty remains that even in the vastness of space, human warmth is the true fuel that propels the Crew Hispanics on this intergalactic journey.

5 pm With a focus on individual projects, the Crew concentrates with excellent music, and our Commander David and XO Luis, meet to plan the upcoming week.

With nostalgia for a well-lived week and excitement for a new one to begin…

Here’s to more unforgettable moments!

Sol Summary – November 6th

Crew 285 Sol Summary Report 06-11-2023
Sol: 8
Summary Title: Resting Day
Author’s name: David Mateus
Mission Status: Nominal
Sol Activity Summary: The team initiated their Martian day at 9 a.m. with an inaugural breakfast followed by the first shower on the Red Planet. Each member remained dedicated to their assignments. Yet, they also prioritized rest to recuperate from the physical toll of the recent extravehicular activities, ensuring they were prepared for the following day’s endeavors.
Look Ahead Plan: Visit Tharsis Montes
Anomalies in work: None
Weather: Partly cloudy and Windy
Crew Physical Status: Nominal.
EVA: None today. Requesting EVAs to Tharsis Montes
Reports to be filed: Sol Summary, Journalist report, Photos, Operations report, Green Hab report, Astronomy report, EVA #7 Request, EVA #8 Request.
Support Requested: none

Operations Report – November 6th

Crew 285 Operations Report 06-11-2023
SOL: 8
Name of person filing report: Tomás Ignacio Burroni
Non-nominal systems: None
Notes on non-nominal systems: N/A
Spirit rover used: No
Currently charging: Yes
Opportunity rover used: No
Currently charging: Yes
Curiosity rover used: No
Currently charging: Yes
Perseverance rover used: No
Currently charging: Yes
General notes on rovers: N/A
Summary of Hab operations: The higher water consumption today is due to the entire crew taking a shower. Everyone was limited to 1 min of water use, this resulted in around 10 to 12 gallons in total for the 6 members.
WATER USE: 35 gallons
Water (static tank): 289 gallons
Static tank pipe heater (on or off): on
Static tank heater (On or off): on
Toilet tank emptied: no
Summary of internet: No comments
Summary of suits and radios: After leaving the battery of suit N 10 to charge all night the voltage measured 12.6 V with the fan off and again dropped to 8.6 V with the fan on. The battery was changed for a new one as discussed yesterday. The new battery was measured before the first charge at 12.7 V with only a 0.2 V drop with the fan on. After 30 min charging it got to 13.5 V, measuring it after 1 h resulted in the same value, so the suit was disconnected and turned on. As soon as it was turned on, the voltage went down from 13.2 V to 12.6 V over the course of 1 min. 4 measurements were taken at 15 min intervals; it remained at 12.3 V. The last measurement was taken 2 hs after turn on, reading 12.2 V. We conclude from this test that the new battery works as expected. The suit is now off and charging along with the others.
Summary of GreenHab operations: sowed, watered, and harvested radish
WATER USE: 2.5 gallons
Heater: On
Supplemental light: Off
Harvest: Radish (75 grams)
Summary of ScienceDome operations: Not used today
Dual split: Off
Summary of RAM operations: Not used today
Summary of any observatory issues: None
Summary of health and safety issues: None
Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support: I have marked the removed battery with tape as indicated by mission support yesterday, where should I leave it?

GreenHab Report – November 6th

GreenHab Officer: Andres David Reina
Environmental control: (heater, fan, door open?)
Open door: 9:30 am:
-     Temperature: 21.5 C
-     Humidity: 20 %
Close door: 18:05
-     Temperature: 24,5 C
-     Humidity: 10%

Hours of supplemental light: None
Daily water usage for crops: 2.5 gallons.
Water in Blue Tank 164.44 gallons
Time(s) of watering for crops: n/a
Changes to crops: A slight growth in the tomato crop. Two existing germinations with an average size of 2.7 cm in height. Growth is observed in cucumber, carrots, lettuce and radish crops.

– The Greenhab door opened at 9:30 am. Environmental measurements of temperature and relative humidity were taken. The GreenHab was checked and watered. The average temperature and humidity on the day was approximately 23 C and humidity 15%. The radish crop was collected and weighed. The weight of the radish collected was 75 grams which were implemented in the crew’s diet. The percentage of harvested was 70%, the rest was not removed because it is expected to be harvested in the coming days. Radish harvest begins to cover what has been consumed.

Harvest: (include which crop and mass in grams): Radish (75 grams)

Support/supplies needed: n/a

Journalist Report – November 5th

by Marina Buqueras Rovira


Sol 7
¡Reencontrando el Dorado!
6 am Luis nos invita al observatorio, Andrés y Marina lo acompañan. En unos segundos, en el cenit, nos viaja veloz la Estación Espacial Internacional (ISS). Presenciarla en el cielo nocturno nos hace elevar el corazón hacia las estrellas y entre las sombras de las nubes, su luz nos deslumbró.
8 am La Crew se prepara para las EVA de hoy, todo está dispuesto… La aventura que nos espera nos la regalan nuestros hermanos hispanos de la Crew 187, la cual exploró la zona hace 6 años y nombraron está, el Cañón del Dorado. Para nuestra Crew, reencontrar esta misma zona aún sin nombre, és toda una reivindicación.
En la EVA 5, Luis, Andrés y Tomás, salen de la base a las 9 am y regresan 11:30 am después de completar la misión en el Cañón. David y Marina, mientras tanto, limpian el Hab y preparan el almuerzo para recobrar las energías.
13 pm La EVA 6 recibe la información de la ruta generada por el XO Luis, la Crew en la EVA 5 ha podido extraer las fotografías con el drone de la zona. Andrea, David y Marina, se disponen a conducir los rovers por las sendas recorridas por sus compañeros, así llegan a la zona del cañón “El Dorado”. Que hermoso, ellos avanzan por estos parajes magníficos, en la misión su pérdida de comunicación es real y Luis manda el dron en su búsqueda.
16 pm ¡Todos en “home” sanos y salvos! La tarde transcurre con charlas y comentarios sobre las misiones de hoy y sus resultados. También seguimos con los proyectos individuales, los checklist del mantenimiento de la base (Hab, Green hab, suites,…)
Tom se luce y empieza a cocinar, qué bien sienta ese olor a buen guiso, como en casa… La Crew se encuentra bien, con ganas de vivir más experiencias y seguir aprendiendo.
¡A por la segunda semana!
Sol 7
"Rediscovering El Dorado!
6 am Luis invites us to the observatory, and Andrés and Marina join him. Within seconds, at the zenith, the International Space Station (ISS) travels swiftly. Witnessing it in the night sky lifts our hearts towards the stars, and amidst the shadows of the clouds, its light dazzles us.
8 am The Crew is getting ready for today’s EVAs; everything is set. Our Hispanic brethren from Crew 187, who explored the area six years ago, gifted us this adventure, naming it the Canyon of El Dorado. For our Crew, rediscovering this same area, still unnamed, is a true vindication.
During EVA 5, Luis, Andrés, and Tomás leave the base at 9 am and return at 11:30 am after completing the mission in the Canyon. Meanwhile, David and Marina clean the Hab as good as new and prepare lunch to regain their energy.
1 pm EVA 6 receives the route information generated by XO Luis; the Crew on EVA 5 managed to extract photographs of the area with the drone. Andrea, David, and Marina are preparing to drive the rovers along the paths traveled by their peers, eventually reaching the area of the Canyon, El Dorado. How beautiful! As they advance through these magnificent landscapes, their loss of communication becomes real, prompting Luis to send the drone in search of them.
4 pm Everyone is "home" safe and sound! The evening passes with conversations and comments about today’s missions and their outcomes. We continue with individual projects and the checklist for maintaining the base (Hab, Green Hab, suites, etc.).
Tom shines as he starts cooking. The aroma of a good stew feels just like home. The Crew is doing well, eager to live more experiences and continue learning.
Onward to the second week!"

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