Operations Report – February 26th

Crew 293 Operations Report 26-02-2024

SOL: 8

Name of person filing report: Leo Tokaryev

Non-nominal systems: Suits 4 and 5

Notes on non-nominal systems:


Spirit rover used:No


Beginning charge:

Ending charge:

Currently charging:

Opportunity rover used:Yes


Beginning charge:100

Ending charge:60

Currently charging:Yes

Curiosity rover used: yes

Hours: 268

Beginning charge:100

Ending charge:57

Currently charging:Yes

Perseverance rover used:No


Beginning charge:

Ending charge:

Currently charging:

General notes on rovers:we first wanted to use perseverance instead of curiosity, but it was only 75% charged, so we went with perseverance instead.

Summary of Hab operations: put notes here

WATER USE: 8.13 gallons

Water (static tank): 380 gallons

Static tank pipe heater (on or off):On

Static tank heater (On or off)On

Toilet tank emptied: yes

Summary of internet: none

Summary of suits and radios: the batteries of the suits 4,5 and 6 were replaced, we did the same 4h test with air flow and voltage, see details in the “suit test” sheet(page 3, "SOL8 NEW TEST"). We do not recommend and won’t use the suits 4 and 5 even though the batteries were changed, but the suit 6 functions really well.

Summary of GreenHab operations: put notes here

WATER USE: 8 gallons

Heater: On

Supplemental light: 22h-2h automatic

Harvest: 104 g of radish

Summary of ScienceDome operations: none

Dual split: Heat or AC, On

Summary of RAM operations: none

Summary of any observatory issues: none

Summary of health and safety issues: none

Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support: we had the same issue with the smell, but the sensor showed “E” as “Empty”. So it is clearly not functioning. Thus, we decided to empty the tank every 3 days(we noticed that the smell was coming back every 4 days) no matter what the indicator shows, is that ok?
About the suits, as mentioned before, we changed the batteries, but the suits 4 and 5 are still not functioning well. If you could order some new batteries, we could fix the suits and run the tests for the next crews.

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