Operations Report – March 31st

Operations Report 31-MAR-2020

SOL: n/a

Name of person filing report: Shannon Rupert

Non-nominal systems: None

Notes on non-nominal systems: Nothing to report

Power system: SOLAR ONLY. Nominal.

Diesel Reading – 60%

Station Propane Reading – 65 %

Ethanol Free Gasoline – 5.5 gallons

Water (loft tank): full gallons

Water Meter: n/a units

Water (static tank) – 250 gallons

Static to Loft Pump used –no

Water in GreenHab – 0 gallons

Water in ScienceDome: 0 gallons

Toilet tank emptied: no

Notes on rovers: All rovers are in town to be stored until May.

Notes on ATVs: ATVs are stored in a line outside the Hab until May.

HabCar used and why, where? Parked at MDRS

CrewCar used and why, where? In Hanksville

General notes and comments: Nothing to report

Summary of internet: Nominal.

Summary of suits and radios: Nothing to report.

Summary of Hab operations: Nothing to report

Summary of GreenHab operations: Nothing to report

Summary of ScienceDome operations: Nothing to report

Summary of RAM operations: Nothing to report

Summary of any observatory issues: Nothing to report

Summary of health and safety issues: The septic tanks are both relatively full and should be pumped out either in June or October.

Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support: This will be the last daily operations report for awhile.

Operations Report – March 30th

Operations Report 30-MAR-2020

SOL: n/a

Name of person filing report: Shannon Rupert

Non-nominal systems: None

Notes on non-nominal systems: Nothing to report

Power system: SOLAR ONLY. Nominal.

Diesel Reading – 60%. Tank locked down.

Station Propane Reading – 65 %

Ethanol Free Gasoline – 5.5 gallons

Water (loft tank): full gallons

Water Meter: n/a units

Water (static tank) – 300 gallons. Pump off.

Static to Loft Pump used –no

Water in GreenHab – 0 gallons

Water in ScienceDome: 0 gallons

Toilet tank emptied: yes. Tank is completely empty.

Notes on rovers: All rovers are in town to be stored until May.

Notes on ATVs: ATVs are stored in a line outside the Hab until May.

HabCar used and why, where? Parked at MDRS

CrewCar used and why, where? In Hanksville

General notes and comments: Nothing to report

Summary of internet: Nominal.

Summary of suits and radios: Nothing to report.

Summary of Hab operations: New latches installed interior of rear
airlock, exterior of main airlock

Summary of GreenHab operations: Nothing to report

Summary of ScienceDome operations: Nothing to report

Summary of RAM operations: New latch installed on exterior airlock
door. Lock on exterior breaker box.

Summary of any observatory issues: Nothing to report

Summary of health and safety issues: We continue to be plagued with
what I believe is the same drone. Today it followed me as I was on a
walk away from the station. No one was anywhere in sight.

In addition, we have had a group or groups of atv’ers who are driving
all over off-road.

I am thinking it might be best to report both of these events to the
sheriff’s department.

Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support: Nothing at this time

Operations Report – March 26th

Operations Report 26-MAR-2020

SOL: n/a

Name of person filing report: Shannon Rupert

Non-nominal systems: None

Notes on non-nominal systems: Nothing to report

Power system: SOLAR ONLY. Nominal.

Diesel Reading – 60%

Station Propane Reading – 65 %

Ethanol Free Gasoline – 5.5 gallons

Water (loft tank): half full gallons

Water Meter: n/a units

Water (static tank) – 300 gallons

Static to Loft Pump used – no

Water in GreenHab – 0 gallons

Water in ScienceDome: 0 gallons

Toilet tank emptied: no

Notes on rovers: All rovers are in town to be stored until May.

Notes on ATVs: ATVs are stored in a line outside the Hab until May.

HabCar used and why, where? Not used

CrewCar used and why, where? In Hanksville

General notes and comments: Nothing to report

Summary of internet: Nominal.

Summary of suits and radios: Nothing to report.

Summary of Hab operations: Hab is ready for shutdown except that I
have to play musical chairs with things that I found that belong in
other buildings. I was really disappointed in how dirty the Hab was
after just a half a year of operations. The kitchen was a real mess.
I did not clean it completely as it needs a deep cleaning (dishes
included) before operations start up again.

Summary of GreenHab operations: Shutdown complete until Fall 2020. I
went to out the wheelbarrow in the GreenHab this morning and the door
handle will not open. If I can’t get it to open, I will just leave it
as is until May.

Summary of ScienceDome operations: Shutdown complete until May

Summary of RAM operations: Shutdown complete until May

Summary of any observatory issues: The seal on the inner half-shell of
the dome was off in the middle again but I managed to get it all back
on this time. Will check tomorrow to see if it held.

Summary of health and safety issues: Nothing to report

Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support: Nothing at this time

Operations Report – March 24th

MDRS Supplemental Operations Report 24-MAR-2020

Name of person filing report: Shannon Rupert

Reason for Report: COVID-19 Shutdown

Non-nominal systems: None

Action taken for non-nominal systems: n/a

Generator check, note if oil and coolant added: No generator in use

ScienceDome Dual Split: Operational, but not in use

Solar— Nominal, providing power 24 hours a day, avg. SOC 80% per day

Diesel Reading – 60 % (ordered lock for tank)

Propane Reading, main tank – 65 %

Propane Reading, director tank— 69%

Propane Reading, intern tank— ~70%

Ethanol Free Gasoline – 5 gallons

Water (Outpost tank) – 150 gallons

Water (static tank) – 350 gallons

Water (GreenHab) – 0 gallons

Water (loft) – full

Static to Loft Pump used – no

Water Meter: n/a

Toilet tank emptied: n/a

Notes and action taken on rovers: Rovers are stored in Hanksville

Monthly check and fill of rover batteries: Not done at this time,
should be completed in May.

ATV’s Used: (Honda, 300, 350.1, 350.2, 350.3): Currently parked
outside the Hab. 350.1,2 and 3 are nominal. Honda is nominal but
needs an oil change. 300 is still in town.

Reason for use: n/a

Oil Added? No

ATV Fuel Used: 0 Gals

# Hours the ATVs were Used: 0

Notes and action taken on ATVs: Nothing to report

HabCar running? If used, why, where? At MDRS, used for chores

CrewCar running, If used why, where? Currently in Hanksville.

Campus wide inspection, if action taken, what and why? Nothing to report

Evidence of rodents, where and action taken: No evidence of rodents at
this time anywhere on campus

Summary of internet: All three accounts nominal

Summary of suits and radios: Nothing to report

Summary of Hab operations: Ordered hardware for new lock on rear airlock

Summary of Outpost operations: Intern Trailer cleaned and shutdown until May

Summary of GreenHab operations: Shutdown until Fall. Ordered keyed
handle to door.

Summary of ScienceDome operations: Shutdown until May

Summary of RAM operations: Nothing to report

Summary of any observatory issues: Nothing to report

Summary of health and safety issues: Nothing to report

List and summary of projects: Continuing to shut down station.

Questions, concerns, supplies needed and requests: Nothing at this time.

Operations Report – March 23rd

Operations Report 23-MAR-2020

SOL: n/a

Name of person filing report: Shannon Rupert

Non-nominal systems: None

Notes on non-nominal systems: Nothing to report

Power system: SOLAR ONLY. Nominal.

Diesel Reading – 60%

Station Propane Reading – 68 %

Ethanol Free Gasoline – 5.5 gallons

Water (loft tank): full gallons

Water Meter: n/a units

Water (static tank) – 150 gallons

Static to Loft Pump used – no

Water in GreenHab – 0 gallons

Water in ScienceDome: 0 gallons

Toilet tank emptied: no

Notes on rovers: All rovers are in town to be stored until May.

Notes on ATVs: ATVs will be stored in a line outside the Hab until May.

HabCar used and why, where? Not used

CrewCar used and why, where? In Hanksville

General notes and comments: Nothing to report

Summary of internet: Nominal.

Summary of suits and radios: Nothing to report.

Summary of Hab operations: Nothing to report

Summary of GreenHab operations: Shutdown complete until Fall 2020

Summary of ScienceDome operations: Shutdown complete until May

Summary of RAM operations: Nothing to report.

Summary of any observatory issues: Nothing to report

Summary of health and safety issues: I knocked my head really hard
today on the corner of a bench in the GreenHab while vacuuming. I am
fine but I have a nice dent above my right eye.

Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support: Nothing at this time

Operations Report – March 22nd

Operations Report 22-MAR-2020

SOL: n/a

Name of person filing report: Shannon Rupert

Non-nominal systems: None

Notes on non-nominal systems: Nothing to report

Power system: SOLAR ONLY. Nominal.

Diesel Reading – 60%

Station Propane Reading – 68 %

Ethanol Free Gasoline – 5.5 gallons

Water (loft tank): full gallons

Water Meter: n/a units

Water (static tank) – 150 gallons

Static to Loft Pump used – no

Water in GreenHab – 0 gallons

Water in ScienceDome: 0 gallons

Toilet tank emptied: no

Perseverance rover used: Yes

Hours: 152.9

Beginning charge: 96 %

Ending charge: 100%

Currently charging: yes

Sojourner rover used: Yes

Hours: 105.2

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 55 %

Currently charging: yes

Spirit rover: Yes

Hours: 134.6

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 43 %

Currently charging: yes

Opportunity rover used: Yes

Hours: 70.7

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 47 %

Currently charging: yes

Curiosity rover used: Yes

Hours: 140.0

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 40 %

Currently charging: yes

Notes on rovers: All rovers were moved to town today for storage
ATV’s Used: No

Reason for use: n/a

Oil Added? no

ATV Fuel Used: None

Hours the ATVs were Used today: 0

Notes on ATVs: ATVs will be stored in a line outside the Hab until May.

HabCar used and why, where? Not used

CrewCar used and why, where? In Hanksville. Used today to travel
with the rovers and ferry people back to MDRS.

General notes and comments: Started loading some of the trash on the
trailer and hope to take another load to the dump this week.

Summary of internet: Nominal.

Summary of suits and radios: Nothing to report.

Summary of Hab operations: Worked on cleaning upper deck. Progress
made but I’m not finished

Summary of GreenHab operations: Still not quite done.

Summary of ScienceDome operations: Nothing to report.

Summary of RAM operations: Nothing to report.

Summary of any observatory issues: The seal on the dome lip appears to
have shrunk. I sent photos to Peter and we are just going to keep an
eye on it for now and I will push it back into place as much as
possible when needed.

Summary of health and safety issues: Nothing to report.

Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support: Nothing at this time

Operations Report – March 21st

Operations Report 21-MAR-2020

SOL: n/a

Name of person filing report: Shannon Rupert

Non-nominal systems: None

Notes on non-nominal systems: Nothing to report

Power system: SOLAR ONLY. Nominal.

Diesel Reading – 60%

Station Propane Reading – 68 %

Ethanol Free Gasoline – 5.5 gallons

Water (loft tank): full gallons

Water Meter: n/a units

Water (static tank) – 150 gallons

Static to Loft Pump used – no

Water in GreenHab – 0 gallons

Water in ScienceDome: 0 gallons

Toilet tank emptied: no

Perseverance rover used: no

Hours: 152.5

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 100%

Currently charging: yes

Sojourner rover used: no

Hours: 104.5

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 100 %

Currently charging: yes

Spirit rover: no

Hours: 134.2

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 100 %

Currently charging: yes

Opportunity rover used: no

Hours: 70.3

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 100 %

Currently charging: yes

Curiosity rover used: no

Hours: 139.6

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 100 %

Currently charging: yes

Notes on rovers: Since most of the rovers’ nametags were damaged, I removed them and wrote each rover’s name on the hood with silver permanent marker. It’s temporary, but it works. Most of the rovers will be moved to town tomorrow.

ATV’s Used: Yes

Reason for use: Just started them

Oil Added? no

ATV Fuel Used: None

Hours the ATVs were Used today: 0

Notes on ATVs: Honda needs to be jumped.

HabCar used and why, where? To town to haul water and do laundry. Gas cap was replaced.

CrewCar used and why, where? In Hanksville.

General notes and comments: I didn’t get a whole lot done today. The past week caught up with this “elderly” person and I took a bit of a break.

Summary of internet: Nominal.

Summary of suits and radios: Nothing to report.

Summary of Hab operations: Nothing to report

Summary of GreenHab operations: Still need to finish things up in there.

Summary of ScienceDome operations: Finally, finally, finally, the dual split system was completed. It was wired into the ScienceDome breaker box, all condensation was removed from the system, oil and refrigerant were added, and more than a year after we started, we have heat and air conditioning!

Summary of RAM operations: Nothing to report.

Summary of any observatory issues: The black rubber seal on one half of the dome has fallen off. I will be working with Peter to secure it again.

Summary of health and safety issues: Nothing to report.

Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support: Nothing at this time.