Supplemental Operations Report – November 12th

Name of person filing report: Sergii Iakymov
Reason for Report: Routine
Non-Nominal Systems: Rovers: Perseverance, Curiosity, Spirit, Sojourner. A tunnel stick on the right from the rear airlock. Director’s trailer heater.

Power system:
Solar: Nominal.
SOC Last 24 hours: Max 100%; Min 64 %; Avg 78.5%.
VDC Last 24 hours: Max 59.01V; Min 42.97V; Avg 50.16V.
Generator run time: 3968.5 hours.

Propane Readings:
Station Tank: 73%
Director Tank: 75%
Intern Tank: 79%
Generator Tank: 68%

Hab Static Tank – 550 gallons
GreenHab – 200 gallons
Outpost tank – 250 gallons
Science Dome – 0 gallons
Hab Toilet Tank emptied: Yes

Sojourner rover used: No.
Hours: 195.4
Beginning Charge: 100 %
Ending Charge: 100 %
Currently Charging: Yes
Notes on Rovers: All parts arrive and will be installed by the end of Crew 286 rotation. EVA rovers have got name plates.

ATV: ATV’s Used: None. Nothing to report.

Hab Car used and why, where: To Hanksville for supplies. Need to be serviced.
Crew Car used and why, where: To Hanksville for supplies.
General notes and comments: All cars awaiting renewed insurance ID.

Summary of Internet: All nominal.
EVA suits and radios:
Suits: All nominal
Comms: All nominal

Campus wide inspection, if action taken, what and why: One tunnel stick on the right from the rear airlock is corroded out at the ground level and needs to be replaced.
Summary of Hab Operations: All nominal
Summary of GreenHab Operations: All nominal
Summary of SciDome Operations: All nominal
Summary of Observatories Operations: All nominal.
Summary of RAM Operations: All nominal. Remote temperature sensor battery replaced. CO alarm battery changed.
Summary of Outpost Operations: Director’s trailer heater is non operational. Diagnostics are underway.
Summary of Health and Safety Issues: All nominal.

Journalist Report – November 10th

by Marina Buqueras Rovira


SOL 12

Último día en Marte, última EVA para el resto de la tripulación.

6:30 am El día se levanta helado, el sol perezoso se va alzando por Marbel Ritual, en el Hab el sentimiento de pena nos cala, ¡el último sol!, nuestros desayunos marcianos llegan al fin de la misión. No podemos negar que hemos tenido grandes momentos y hemos degustado platos exquisitos, mezclando lo mejor de cada país.

9 am David, Andrés y Andrea entran al Airlock para su última aventura en EVA, una "actividad extravehicular". Caminarán por Hab Ridge, subiendo a lo alto de las colinas, para avistar la base y algunas de las mejores vistas en Marte. El esfuerzo, la constancia y la valentía hacen de su vuelta todo un logro y admiración.

Luis, Tomás y Marina empiezan a limpiar el Hab, la RAM, el Observatorio, el ScienceDome y redactar las conclusiones de los proyectos.

¡Bien merecido llega nuestro almuerzo! Hoy, Tomás y Marina preparan hamburguesas con patatas y boniatos/batata/camote, verduras variadas y champiñones, acompañando con pan.

1 pm Juntos disfrutamos del tiempo que pasamos en la mesa. La compañía y el trabajo en equipo nos han inspirado durante toda la misión para alcanzar lo que individualmente parece imposible.

Los nervios y el estrés de tenerlo todo perfecto y acabado para nuestro regreso a la Tierra demuestran que nuestra tripulación es, sin duda, fuerte, colaborativa, eficaz, responsable y, sobre todo, que no le falta el sentido del humor.

Las risas y los momentos felices de la Crew 285 han sido, sin desmerecer la dificultad y el trabajo arduo de nuestra simulación análoga a MDRS, lo mejor de la convivencia de esta experiencia mágica.

4 pm. Nuestra despedida se acerca, el documento final con resultados de investigación, la revisión y el checklist de los suministros y equipos, la última comunicación con Mission Support…

¡El regreso a casa y la despedida de Marte esta llegando!

SOL 12


Last day on Mars, last EVA for the rest of the crew.

6:30 am The day rises frosty, the lazy sun is gradually rising over Marbel Ritual; in the Hab, the feeling of sorrow permeates us, the last sun, our Martian breakfasts reach the end of the mission. We cannot deny that we have had great moments and tasted exquisite dishes, blending the best of each country.

9 am David, Andrés, and Andrea enter the Airlock for their last adventure in EVA, an extravehicular activity. They will walk through Hab Ridge, climbing to the top of the hills, to catch sight of the base and some of the best views on Mars. Effort, perseverance, and bravery make their return a triumph and admiration.

Luis, Tomás, and Marina begin to clean the Hab, RAM, Observatory, ScienceDome, and draft the conclusions of the projects.

Well-deserved lunch arrives! Today, Tomás and Marina prepare burgers with potatoes and sweet potatoes/yams, assorted vegetables, and mushrooms, accompanied by bread.

1 pm Together, we enjoy the time spent at the table. The company and teamwork have inspired us throughout the mission to achieve what individually seems impossible.

The nerves and stress of having everything perfect and finished for our return to Earth demonstrate that our crew is undoubtedly strong, collaborative, effective, responsible, and, above all, that humor is not lacking.

The laughs and happy moments of Crew 285 have been, without diminishing the difficulty and hard work of our analog simulation at MDRS, the best part of the coexistence of this magical experience.

4 pm Our goodbye approaches, the final document with research results, the review, and the checklist of supplies and equipment, the last communication with Mission Support…

The return home and the goodbye to Mars are approaching!

Sol Summary – November 10th

Sol: 12
Summary Title: Last day on Mars
Author’s name: David Mateus
Mission Status: Nominal
Sol Activity Summary: The crew’s morning began at 7 a.m. with breakfast, after which they geared up for their final Extravehicular Activity (EVA). Departing for Hab Ridge at 9 a.m., the EVA #10 team embarked on exploration, capturing photographs and videos, and conducting the final test of the rescue project. They took a moment to say goodbye to the Martian landscape, appreciating one of the most stunning panoramas from the crest of the ridge.
Back at the habitat, the day proceeded with the team diligently composing their conclusive research reports and tidying up the Hab in anticipation of the arrival of the next team of explorers.
A note of gratitude to Mars for being our hospitable abode over these past weeks.
Look Ahead Plan: Leaving for Grand Junction tomorrow after checkout.
Anomalies in work: None
Weather: Clear skies
Crew Physical Status: Nominal.
EVA: Hab Ridge
Reports to be filed: Sol Summary, Journalist report, Photos, Operations report, Green Hab report, EVA #10 Report, Astronomy report, mission summary.
Support Requested: Nominal

Journalist Report – November 10th

SOL: 12
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:
WATER USE: unknown, but the difference between the used water and the added water left us with 52 gallons more than yesterday
Water (static tank): 265 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: Suit number 9 was not blowing as much air as usual when tested before the EVA. That suit was not used in the EVA but rather left in the base to test it further. After 15 min with the fans turned on, the voltage measured 2.3 V, so the battery was replaced and the old one marked as faulty. The new battery was measured before and after charge with nominal results.
Summary of GreenHab operations: watered, harvested
WATER USE: 2.5 gallons
Heater: On
Supplemental light: Off
Harvest: 20 g of radish
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: None

GreenHab Report – November 10th

Crew 285 GreenHab Report 10-11-2023.
GreenHab Officer: Andres David Reina
Environmental control: (heater, fan, door open?): Heater 65F
Average temperatures: 26.75 C
Hours of supplemental light: n/a
Daily water usage for crops: 2.5 gallons
Daily water usage for research and/or other purposes: n/a
Water in Blue Tank 153.94 gallons
Time(s) of watering for crops: n/a
Changes to crops: A slight growth in the tomato crop. Growth is observed in cucumber, carrots, lettuce, peas, radish. Cucumber crops show germination and growth of stems of approximately 3 cm, also in peas crops 5 cm.
Narrative: The environmental data collection was measured in the morning at 9:30 am and 18:10 pm. The doors remain closed according to the instructions received and have only been opened for data collection and crop irrigation. The GreenHab was checked and watered.
Harvest: (include which crop and mass in grams): Radish 20 g
Support/supplies needed: None

EVA Report – November 10th

EVA # 10
Author: Andrea de la Torre
Purpose of EVA: Collect drone data for the rescue project from Hab Ridge.
Start time: 9:00 am
End time: 11:49 am
We walked through route 1103 and continued through Hab Ridge Rd. Once up, we wait for the drone for the search and rescue test. We returned to the habitat safely.
Destination: Hab Ridge
Coordinates (use UTM WGS 84): 517450 E, 4250950 N
· Andrea de la Torre
· Andres Reina
· David Mateus
Road(s) and routes per MDRS Map: Walking through route 1103, continuing through Hab Ridge Rd until the repeater. The same path is followed to return to the station.
Mode of travel: Walking through the designated path.

Journalist Report – November 9th

by Marina Buqueras Rovira


SOL 11

Penúltimo día, última EVA para la mitad de la tripulación.

8 am La jornada empieza desayunando juntos, llenos de buenas vibraciones y exprimiendo al máximo los últimos momentos.

11 am Nuestro Commander David nos deleitó con un delicioso almuerzo de arroz con verduras y lentejas acompañándolo de pollo, fortaleciendo al equipo. Mientras tanto, en el ScienceDome, Andrea se dedicó a su proyecto, recaudando información para sus resultados. En el Greenhab, Andrés cuida con esmero de las plantas, y los tomates, rábanos, pepinos, rúcula, col rizados, etc. … se ven espléndidos y nos recuerdan la importancia de la vida sostenible y el cuidado de nuestro entorno. En el observatorio solar, Luis se sumergió en la exploración de nuestra estrella.

13 pm La última aventura en EVA “actividad extravehicular”, para Tomás, Luis y Marina se realizó adentrándonos por Hab Ridge, y consiguiendo unas vistas inolvidables, llenando nuestros corazones de asombro y gratitud. A pesar de los desafíos, la llegada fue satisfactoria para todos, esta misión nos va a dejar una huella imborrable en cada uno de nosotros.

Para la melancolía, la música nos acompaña y anima durante la tarde, recordándonos los momentos compartidos y la importancia de nuestra misión.

A medida que nos preparamos para el último día, sentimiento de estimación por esta experiencia única en la vida y por el privilegio de explorar juntos los límites de las tierras marciana.


SOL 11

Penultimate day, final EVA for half of the crew.

8 am The day begins with a shared breakfast, filled with good vibes, and making the most of our last moments together.

11 am Our Commander David treated us to a delicious lunch of rice with vegetables and lentils, accompanied by chicken, strengthening the team. Meanwhile, in the ScienceDome, Andrea dedicated herself to her project, gathering information for her results. In the Greenhab, Andrés carefully tends to the plants, and the tomatoes, radishes, cucumbers, arugula, kale, etc. … look splendid and remind us of the importance of sustainable life and caring for our environment. In the solar observatory, Luis immersed himself in the exploration of our Sun.

1 pm The final Extravehicular Activity (EVA) adventure for Tomás, Luis, and Marina took us through Hab Ridge, providing us with unforgettable views that filled our hearts with wonder and gratitude. Despite the challenges, the arrival was satisfying for everyone; this mission will leave an indelible mark on each of us.

To combat the melancholy, music accompanies and uplifts us during the afternoon, reminding us of the shared moments and the importance of our mission.

As we prepare for the last day, a feeling of appreciation for this unique life experience and the privilege of exploring together the limits of the Martian lands.

Sol Summary – November 9th

Sol: 11
Summary Title: Last Views of Mars
Author’s name: David Mateus
Mission Status: Nominal
Sol Activity Summary: The team initiated their day at 8 a.m., having breakfast, followed by some work on the projects, lunch, and the preparation of the EVA. The EVA #9 team left for Hab Ridge at 1 p.m. They explored, took some pictures and videos with the drone from the top of the ridge, created a 2D map of the pathway, and said goodbye to Mars, looking at one of the most beautiful views on Mars.
The crew continued the day at the hab, working on the individual projects and writing the final research reports.
Look Ahead Plan: Go to the top of Hab Ridge and start the preparation of the checkout.
Anomalies in work: None
Weather: Clear skies
Crew Physical Status: Nominal.
EVA: Hab Ridge
Reports to be filed: Sol Summary, Journalist report, Photos, Operations report, Green Hab report, EVA #9 Report, EVA #10 request, Astronomy report.
Support Requested: None

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