Operations Report – April 18th

Crew 297 Operations Report 18-04-2024

SOL: 4

Name of person filing report: Matt Lynch (Engineer)

Non-nominal systems: Suit 2 (stuck valve), Suit 9 (broken visor), Radio 2 (likely damaged antenna)

Notes on non-nominal systems: The issues with Suit 2 and 9 were already noted before our mission. The issue with Suit 4 was fixed today. Fixes were attempted with Suit 2, however the two valve components are extremely stuck together. We propose drilling/sawing out the jammed valve, this will destroy the stuck component, but enable us to salvage the remaining pieces and return Suit 2 to functional operation. See below for specifics on Radio 2.


Spirit rover used:

Hours: 251.6

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 61%

Currently charging: No

Curiosity rover used:

Hours: 278.0

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 66%

Currently charging: No

General notes on rovers: NA

Summary of Hab operations: 1 bag of non-burnal (NB) trash for pickup

WATER USE: 46.9 gallons

Water (static tank): 333.1 gallons

Static tank pipe heater (on or off): off

Static tank heater (On or off): off

Toilet tank emptied: yes

Summary of internet: Looking up recipes, downloading entertainment, downloading navigation applications, report formatting methods, catching up on Earthly news

Summary of suits and radios: Comms issued occurred with Radio 2 on EVA, diagnostics back at the hab revealed a likely damaged antenna as the cause but we were unable to fully recreate the problems

Radios 1,2,5, and 6 were used.

EVA Suits 1,4,6, and 7 were used.

Summary of GreenHab operations:

WATER USE: 3 gallons

Heater: Yes

Supplemental light: N/A

Harvest: 4g of cherry tomatoes

Summary of ScienceDome operations: A noxious sulfur-like smell has been noted in the ScienceDome, likely coming from the BioReactor experiment being autonomously performed there from a previous crew. This smell was not noticed the first two sols of this mission.

Summary of RAM operations: (Tools used, work done): Wrenches, mallets, and other tools were used in performing Suit repair.

Summary of any observatory issues: NA

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