Operations Report – January 28th

SOL: 7
Name of person filing report: Scott Dorrington
Non-nominal systems: Hab downstairs wall heater
Notes on non-nominal systems:
At around 18:30pm, the crew upstairs heard a strange sound coming from downstairs (sounded like rushing water). We went downstairs to investigate and smelled gas. We saw that the wall-mounted heater (to the right of the engineering airlock) that the left side of the heating grill was operating normally (glowing red), but the right was not glowing and there was a visible flame behind. Commander Andrew immediately turned the thermostat to the off position as I radioed mission support to advise on the situation. The flame then went out and the rushing sound stopped. We opened the engineering airlock door to vent the gas from the room. No alarms were triggered. The gas heater thermostat is now set to “off” and confirm the pilot light is still burning.
Spirit rover used: Not used
Opportunity rover used: Not used
Curiosity rover used: Not used
Perseverance rover used: Not used
General notes on rovers: None
Summary of Hab operations: put notes here
WATER USE: 29.4 gallons
Water (static tank): 301.7 gallons
Static tank pipe heater (on or off): on
Static tank heater (On or off): on
Toilet tank emptied: no
Summary of internet: Nominal during comms window
Summary of suits and radios: Nominal. Suit #8 still stood down pending new nuts in charging port.
Summary of GreenHab operations: Heater observed to be working nominally (turning on at 75 F)
WATER USE: 7 gallons
Heater: On
Supplemental light: 10pm – 2am
Harvest: None.
Summary of ScienceDome operations: Not used
Dual split: None
Summary of RAM operations: Not used
Summary of any observatory issues: Not used
Summary of health and safety issues:
Crew Physical Status: HSO – 1 X crew member suffering from gastro and 1 X crew member suffering from migraine. Both members are staying hydrated and undergoing bed rest. HSO has advised wearing gloves in living area to reduce infection transmission plus using the same cups, plates and cutlery.
Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support:
Please advise any follow up instructions regarding the downstairs hab gas heater. Should we keep it turned off?

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