Supplemental Operations Report May 11th

(Sent to the webteam for posting as well)

Supplemental Operations Report 11 May 2022

Name of person filing report: Shannon Rupert

Reason for Report: Routine

Non-nominal systems: The wind. It is broken. It will not stop.

Action taken for non-nominal systems: Even I know better than to try to stop the wind. I ain’t no Marvel superhero. Sadly.

Generator: Offline

ScienceDome Dual Split: Off

Solar— Operating 24/7

Solar— Nominal

Notes on power system: nothing to report

Propane Reading, station tank – 79 %

Propane Reading, director tank— 78 %

Propane Reading, intern tank— 68 %

Propane Reading, generator—55 %

Ethanol Free Gasoline – 0 gallons.

Water (Outpost tank) – 500 gallons

Sojourner rover used: no

Hours: not noted

Beginning charge: 100

Ending charge: 100

Currently charging: yes

Notes on rovers: I am using Percy to hold down some of the tarps I removed. I just piled them up and rolled the rover on top of them. They are staying put.

ATV’s Used: (Honda, 350.1, 350.2, 300): 350.1 reinstalled as an additional sign for no trespassing at the entrance to the station

Reason for use: Hoping to stop trespassing

Oil Added? No.

ATV Fuel Used: 0 gallons

# Hours the ATVs were Used: 0 hours

Notes on ATVs: Nothing to report

HabCar used and why, where? Yes, to town

CrewCar used and why, where? no

Luna used and why, where? no

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

General notes and comments: Removing the tarps continues when the wind allows, hoping to complete this on Thursday, as we have been promised no wind.

Summary of general operations: Outside work has been seriously hindered by wind.

Summary of internet: Nothing to report

Summary of suits and radios: If we have no wind tomorrow, I will be packing the suits in the van for delivery to Scott and the Norcal chapter.

Summary of Hab operations: Nothing to report

Summary of Outpost operations: Most of the interior lights in my trailer were switched out from the old school dangerous lightbulbs to wonderfully bright LED lights today. We were unable to determine where the electrical issue is in the east tipout and will continue with that when the remainder (4) of the lights arrive. In addition, a new hardwired propane alarm was installed, making my trailer just a little bit safer. I will deploy the plug-in propane alarm on the upper deck of the Hab, since I no longer need it over here. The mattress took out even more of the fence.

Summary of GreenHab operations: The door has been damaged on the side that has the handle and you need to push in the door edge trim before it fits properly. At some point, it was left open and the wind has damaged it.

Summary of ScienceDome operations: I installed the reflective insulation in the window today. I will stay using the dual split for AC starting tomorrow. Then I will check it for balance when I return from my trip to deliver the suits.

Summary of RAM operations: Nothing to report

Summary of any observatory issues: Removed the cameras from both telescopes and located the filter rings. Cameras are packed and ready to be sent in the mail tomorrow. I tried to add the power system monitor to the observatory internet but all the ethernet ports are being used so I need to get a splitter to install it. This needs to be done before summer, so I can monitor the power while we are not operational.

Summary of health and safety issues: I’m currently nursing an ankle from a fall that happened well over a month ago, a shoulder from installing the fence and a wrist from the wind trying to kill me with the rear airlock door.

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Supplemental Operations Report May 8th

(This is formatted for and is also being sent to the webteam, since we no longer have COMMS)

Supplemental Operations Report 8 May 2022

Name of person filing report: Shannon Rupert

Reason for Report: Routine

Non-nominal systems: Nothing to report

Action taken for non-nominal systems: nothing to report

Generator: Being manually run at night through Friday night, then offline and we are running on solar only

ScienceDome Dual Split: Off

Solar—Charge controllers off at night until Friday

Solar— Nominal

Notes on power system: nothing to report

Propane Reading, station tank – not noted %

Propane Reading, director tank— 80 %

Propane Reading, intern tank— 70 %

Propane Reading, generator—55 %

Ethanol Free Gasoline – 0 gallons.

Water (Outpost tank) – 500 gallons

Sojourner rover used: yes

Hours: not noted

Beginning charge: 100

Ending charge: 100

Currently charging: yes

Notes on rovers: Nothing to report

ATV’s Used: (Honda, 350.1, 350.2, 300): 350.1 reinstalled as an additional sign for no trespassing at the entrance to the station

Reason for use: Hoping to stop trespassing

Oil Added? No.

ATV Fuel Used: 0 gallons

# Hours the ATVs were Used: 0 hours

Notes on ATVs: Nothing to report

HabCar used and why, where? Yes, moved around campus. The crew helped me reinstall the rear window and we used gorilla tape to secure it in place until it can be properly fixed.

CrewCar used and why, where? Yes, to town and to Grand Junction to drop off crew and return to the station. On Thursday I emptied the power steering compartment. The old power steering fluid was black. Once the compartment was empty, I refilled it with about 20 oz of clear power steering fluid. This should be done again at the beginning of the fall field season.

Luna used and why, where? No

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

General notes and comments: I removed the tarps from the tunnel between the RAM and Hab and will continue to remove the remainder this week.

Summary of general operations: Nothing to report

Summary of internet: I took Starlink from the Hab to my house before the crew left. I’ll keep it here until the Work Party.

Summary of suits and radios: Spacesuits and radios are no longer being charged.

Summary of Hab operations: There is only about 50 gallons of water in the static tank and the pump is exposed. I will add more water as soon as I can. There was evidence of rodents in the rear airlock where they sampled the trash.

Summary of Outpost operations: Thanks to Isai and Bennie from Crew 265, the fence was completed on Saturday. They also removed the remainder of the fence and took the rocks to fit the barrier for the replaced conduit. My entire weekend of planned work was completed in about an hour! It was awesome! Update on Sunday: The old mattress next to the trash trailer was blown onto the fence and destroyed the new fence. God forbid I ever actually get ahead here!

I replaced and reinstalled the new pump in the water tank and it’s working perfectly.

Summary of GreenHab operations: Nothing to report

Summary of ScienceDome operations: Nothing to report

Summary of RAM operations: I’m storing the tarps in here until I can get some help folding them.

Summary of any observatory issues: I still need to go into the robotic observatory and take the cameras off the telescopes. This work has been rescheduled for Wednesday, God willing and the creeks don’t rise.

Summary of health and safety issues: Nothing to report

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Operations Report – May 6th

Crew 265 Operations Report Sol 12 06-05-2022

SOL: 12

Name of person filing report: Dave Laude/Sergii Iakymov

Non-nominal systems: Furnace. Room#2 doorknob. Percy’s left rear tail light is non-functional but the brake lights are working. Suit #6. Rover Perseverance.

Notes on non-nominal systems: Furnace is functional, but circuit breaker (labeled "air handler") is now off. The doorknob feels like it’s about to fail. Upon today’s inspection, we found Rover Perseverance has cracking plastic exterior side panels on both sides. They are located just below the seat bottoms.

ROVERS
Spirit rover used: No
Hours: 179.5
Beginning charge: 100
Ending charge: 100
Currently charging: Yes

Opportunity rover used: No
Hours: 97.6
Beginning charge: 100
Ending charge: 100
Currently charging: Yes

Curiosity rover used: No
Hours: 190.6
Beginning charge: 100
Ending charge: 100
Currently charging: Yes

Perseverance rover used: No
Hours: 239.6
Beginning charge: 100
Ending charge: 100
Currently charging: Yes

General notes and comments:

Summary of Hab operations: Executing end of sim cleanup checklist and Food Inventory list.

WATER USE:
Water (static tank): Not full. ~167 gallons.
Water (loft tank): 30 gallons
Water Meter: 158357.4 units

Static to Loft Pump used – No
Static tank pipe heater (on or off): Off
Static tank heater (On or off): Off
Toilet tank emptied: No

Summary of internet: Nominal

Summary of suits and radios: No known issues. Batteries charging.

Summary of GreenHab operations: NA

WATER USE: N/A

Heater: N/A

Supplemental light: N/A

Harvest: None

Summary of ScienceDome operations: Not used.

Dual split: Heat or AC, On or Off

Summary of RAM operations: None

Summary of any observatory issues: NA

Summary of health and safety issues: All crew members are feeling good.

Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support: Thank you Mission Support for your service during our rotation!

Supplemental Operations Report – May 4th

Supplemental Operations Report 4 May 2022

Name of person filing report: Shannon Rupert

Reason for Report: May the fourth be with you! Happy Star Wars Day! Okay, so this is really just a routine report…

Non-nominal systems: Nothing to report

Action taken for non-nominal systems: nothing to report

Generator: Still being manually run at night

ScienceDome Dual Split: Off

Solar—Charge controllers off at night

Solar— Nominal

Notes on power system: Nothing to report

Propane Reading, station tank – 75 %

Propane Reading, director tank— 82 %

Propane Reading, intern tank— 70 %

Propane Reading, generator—61 %

Ethanol Free Gasoline – 0 gallons.

Water (Outpost tank) – 500 gallons

Sojourner rover used: yes

Hours: 168.8

Beginning charge: 100

Ending charge: 64

Currently charging: no (will plug in tonight)

Notes on rovers: Nothing to report

ATV’s Used: (Honda, 350.1, 350.2, 300): none

Reason for use: n/a

Oil Added? No.

ATV Fuel Used: 0 gallons

# Hours the ATVs were Used: 0 hours

Notes on ATVs: Nothing to report

HabCar used and why, where? No

CrewCar used and why, where? Yes, to town.

Luna used and why, where? No

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

General notes and comments: Nothing to report

Summary of general operations: Nothing to report

Summary of internet: Nothing to report

Summary of suits and radios: Nothing to report

Summary of Hab operations: Nothing to report

Summary of Outpost operations: Still working on the fence. It’s very hard to get t-posts into hardpan. The fence is now about half the size it was beyond the trailers.

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: I need to go into the robotic observatory and take the cameras off the telescopes. Hoping to do this tomorrow.

Summary of health and safety issues: Nothing to report

Operations Report – May 4th

Crew 265 Operations Report Sol 10 04-05-2022

SOL: 10

Name of person filing report: Dave Laude/Sergii Iakymov

Non-nominal systems: Furnace. Room#2 doorknob. Percy left rear tail light is non-functional but the brake lights working.

Notes on non-nominal systems: Furnace is functional and we remain cautious limiting to day use only. Doorknob feels like it’s about to fail.

ROVERS
Spirit rover used: No
Hours: 179.5
Beginning charge: 100
Ending charge: 100
Currently charging: Yes

Opportunity rover used: Yes
Hours: 97.6
Beginning charge: 100
Ending charge: 98
Currently charging: No

Curiosity rover used: No
Hours: 190.6
Beginning charge: 100
Ending charge: 100
Currently charging: Yes

Perseverance rover used: Yes
Hours: 239.6
Beginning charge: 100
Ending charge: 78
Currently charging: No

General notes and comments:

Summary of Hab operations:

WATER USE:
Water (static tank): Not full. ~200 gallons.
Water (loft tank): 33 gallons
Water Meter: 158315 units

Static to Loft Pump used – Yes
Static tank pipe heater (on or off): Off
Static tank heater (On or off): Off
Toilet tank emptied: No

Summary of internet: Nominal

Summary of suits and radios: Batteries charging.

Radio battery capacity testing has ended. 5 have >= 80% of new capacity that I call "Good" and 6 have >=60% and <80% that I call "Fair". None were <60%. Test results are on a label sticking to each battery.

For Scott Davis: I tried setting the one-piece suit #9 waist belt one notch lower (Lowest) and found it helpful in reducing shoulder weight to an acceptable level. Also, a good way to prevent over-discharging of the batteries and thus extending life is to use an electronic switch with an under-voltage cut-off with hysteresis for the fans (cutoff around 11.7V or ~ 90% discharged).

Summary of GreenHab operations: NA

WATER USE: N/A

Heater: N/A

Supplemental light: N/A

Harvest: None

Summary of ScienceDome operations: Not used.

Dual split: Heat or AC, On or Off

Summary of RAM operations: None

Summary of any observatory issues: NA

Summary of health and safety issues: All crew members are feeling good.

Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support: Per Sergii’s calculation and comparison to the known static tank volume the water meter is pretty accurate. The meter is only 2.5% off on its readings from our calculated water usage.

Also, Dave has devised a method of more accurate water gauging of the static tank and verified by Sergii. It involves lowering a tape measure end down to just above the surface of the water. One will see the reflection of the tapes and easily know when to stop.

The distance from the top of the black rim to the surface is measured in meters and a simple formula is applied. It has been verified by calculation of a full tank to be 555 gallons, not to the rim, but to where the tank’s upper portion suddenly curves inward. Also, by use of the now known accurate meter.

Vol(gallons)=642-600H where H is the measure reading in meters (I know I’m mixing units of measure. It can be converted to any units).

It should be noted that the bottom 5cm (a guess) is not included as the pump will need some depth to work.

Crew 265 Operations Report April 30th

Crew 265 Operations Report
30 APR 2022
SOL: 6
Name of person filing report: Dave Laude/Sergii Iakymov

Non-nominal systems: Furnace. Room#2 door knob. Percy left rear tail light non-functional, but break lights working.

Notes on non-nominal systems: Furnace is functional and we remain cautious over limiting to early morning only. Infrequently used now. Door knob feels like it’s about to fail.

ROVERS

Spirit rover used: Yes

Hours: 176.3

Beginning charge: 100

Ending charge: 61

Currently charging: No

Opportunity rover used: No

Hours: 97.0

Beginning charge: 100

Ending charge: 100

Currently charging: Yes

Curiosity rover used: Yes

Hours: 187.3

Beginning charge: 100

Ending charge: 59

Currently charging: No

Perseverance rover used: No

Hours: 238.0

Beginning charge: 100

Ending charge: 100

Currently charging: Yes

General notes and comments:

Summary of Hab operations:

WATER USE:
Water (static tank): Not full. ~342 gallons.
Water (loft tank): 35 gallons
Water Meter: 158190.9 units

Static to Loft Pump used – No
Static tank pipe heater (on or off): Off
Static tank heater (On or off): Off
Toilet tank emptied: No

Summary of internet: Nominal

Summary of suits and radios: Batteries charging. Suit 10 and 7 batteries have been tested. 10 needs further testing as it seems weak.

Summary of GreenHab operations: NA

WATER USE: N/A

Heater: N/A

Supplemental light: N/A

Harvest: None

Summary of ScienceDome operations: Not used.

Dual split: Heat or AC, On or Off

Summary of RAM operations: None

Summary of any observatory issues: NA

Summary of health and safety issues: Per HSO report all crew members are feeling good and can participate in EVA.

Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support:

Crew 265 Operations Report May 2nd

Crew 265 Operations Report 2 MAY 2022
SOL: 8
Name of person filing report: Dave Laude/Sergii Iakymov

Non-nominal systems: Furnace. Room#2 door knob. Percy left rear tail light non-functional, but brake lights working.

Notes on non-nominal systems: Furnace is functional and we remain cautious over limiting to early morning only. Infrequently used now. Door knob feels like it’s about to fail.

ROVERS

Spirit rover used: Yes

Hours: 178.2

Beginning charge: 100

Ending charge: 75

Currently charging: No

Opportunity rover used: No

Hours: 97.0

Beginning charge: 100

Ending charge: 100

Currently charging: Unknown

Curiosity rover used: Yes

Hours: 189.2

Beginning charge: 100

Ending charge: 70

Currently charging: No

Perseverance rover used: Yes

Hours: 238.1

Beginning charge: 100

Ending charge: 62

Currently charging: No

General notes and comments:

Summary of Hab operations:

WATER USE:
Water (static tank): Not full. ~235 gallons.
Water (loft tank): 55 gallons
Water Meter: 158244.9 units

Static to Loft Pump used – Yes
Static tank pipe heater (on or off): Off
Static tank heater (On or off): Off
Toilet tank emptied: No

Summary of internet: Nominal

Summary of suits and radios: Batteries charging. Suit 10 now has a new battery (tested 6.2 A-Hr). We are finished checking for problems and repairing all suits and chargers although we are short one working charger. We opened it up and it needs a replacement 10uF/25V cap we don’t have.

I want to elaborate on yestersols comments I made:
Notes for Scott Davis re. one-piece suits from Dave Laude (5’9" 134 lbs small frame). I have used them about 8 times and like them. There are a few improvements in my mind that would make them fantastic for me:
1-Some of us want to carry the bulk of the weight on our waist as the shoulders get sore otherwise. The straps have a limited capacity to do so I found because the "overhang" part of the suit above the shoulders contacts the shoulders when attempting to transfer much of the weight to the waist by loosening shoulder straps. Suggest an arch be cut above the shoulders. Note that the waist belt is tight.
2-There is too much transparent area in the helmet allowing too much hot sun on the top of the head where there are no eyes. Consider making top opaque.
3-Suggest you use barrel connectors for charger port as we discussed before. More reliable and much easier to plug and unplug. I suppose easy could result in accidental pull out, but astronauts should be able to manage it.
4-Please consider adding padding on the inside sides of helmets like on the backside. What happens in rovers on rough road spots is the rover will swing side-to-side throwing one’s head into the helmet hard sides. Extremely annoying and brain rattling.

Summary of GreenHab operations: NA

WATER USE: N/A

Heater: N/A

Supplemental light: N/A

Harvest: None

Summary of ScienceDome operations: Not used.

Dual split: Heat or AC, On or Off

Summary of RAM operations: None

Summary of any observatory issues: NA

Summary of health and safety issues: Per HSO report all crew members are feeling good and can participate in EVA.

Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support: Per our calculation the water meter is pretty accurate. The meter is only 2.5% off on its readings from our calculated water usage. More on our "calculations" tomorrow.

Supplemental Operations Report May 2nd

Supplemental Operations Report 1 May 2022

Name of person filing report: Shannon Rupert

Reason for Report: Routine

Non-nominal systems: Nothing to report

Action taken for non-nominal systems: nothing to report

Generator: Still being manually run at night

ScienceDome Dual Split: Off

Solar—Charge controllers off at night

Solar— Nominal

Notes on power system: Nothing to report

Propane Reading, station tank – 75 %

Propane Reading, director tank— 82 %

Propane Reading, intern tank— 70 %

Propane Reading, generator—70 %

Ethanol Free Gasoline – 0 gallons.

Water (Outpost tank) – 500 gallons

Sojourner rover used: yes
Hours: 168.8
Beginning charge: 100
Ending charge: 88, now 100
Currently charging: yes

Notes on rovers: Nothing to report

ATV’s Used: (Honda, 350.1, 350.2, 300): none

Reason for use: n/a

Oil Added? No.

ATV Fuel Used: 0 gallons
# Hours the ATVs were Used: 0 hours

Notes on ATVs: Nothing to report

HabCar used and why, where? No

CrewCar used and why, where? Yes, to town. The car has power steering fluid above the fill line but I don’t know what the other marks are on the dipstick so I haven’t added any. Car continues to intermittently lose power steering and still has the noise in what I think is the front driver’s side. I did learn that power steering fluid is clear and can get old, so I ordered a pump to change it before I add any.

Luna used and why, where? No, waiting until next weekend to work on tire pressure due to crew in sim

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

General notes and comments: Nothing to report

Summary of general operations: Nothing to report

Summary of internet: Nothing to report

Summary of suits and radios: This season, due to COVID, we gave each crewmember a Ziploc baggie with a cleaning cloth and headset for the radios and throughout the season we only lost two older headsets due to non-function. In past years, when the crew used whatever headset they wanted, we replaced at least a dozen headsets each season. In addition, we also had to replace radios and this season, even though none of them were new, we have not had to replace a single radio!

Summary of Hab operations: Nothing to report

Summary of Outpost operations: I have the new pump and hose and I will install it in the water tank sometime this week. Currently I am pumping water directly out of the HabCar tank. I replaced some of the fence but am still working on it. I would like to find a better way to hold the fence up where the hardpan stops the t-posts before they are sturdy enough for the panels.
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: Nothing to report

Operations Report – May 1st

SOL: 7
Name of person filing report: Dave Laude/Sergii Iakymov
Non-nominal systems: Furnace. Room#2 door knob. Percy left rear tail light non-functional, but brake lights are working.
Notes on non-nominal systems: Furnace is functional and we remain cautious over limiting to early morning only. Infrequently used now. Door knob feels like it’s about to fail.

ROVERS
Spirit rover used: No
Hours: 176.3
Beginning charge: 100
Ending charge: 61
Currently charging: Yes

Opportunity rover used: No
Hours: 97.0
Beginning charge: 100
Ending charge: 100
Currently charging: Yes

Curiosity rover used: No
Hours: 187.3
Beginning charge: 100
Ending charge: 59
Currently charging: Yes

Perseverance rover used: No
Hours: 238.0
Beginning charge: 100
Ending charge: 100
Currently charging: Yes

General notes and comments:

Summary of Hab operations:

WATER USE:

Water (static tank): Not full. 270 gallons.

Water (loft tank): 37 gallons
Water Meter: 158228.5 units

Static to Loft Pump used – Yes
Static tank pipe heater (on or off): Off
Static tank heater (On or off): Off
Toilet tank emptied: Yes

Summary of internet: Nominal

Summary of suits and radios: Batteries charging. Suit 10 battery was at 2AHr (new is 7AHr) and so will be replaced with a new battery currently testing. This will leave 5 new battery replacements in inventory.

A note for Scott Davis re. one-piece suit from Dave Laude. I have used it about 8 times and like it. There are a few improvements in my mind that would make them fantastic for me:
1-Some of us want to carry the bulk of the weight on our waist as the shoulders get sore otherwise. The straps have a limited capacity to do so I found because the "overhang" part of the suit above the shoulders contacts the shoulders when attempting to transfer much of the weight to the waist by loosening shoulder straps. Suggest an arch be cut above the shoulders. Note that the waist belt is tight.
2-There is too much transparent area in the helmet allowing too much hot sun on the top of the head where there are no eyes. Consider making the top opaque.
3-Use barrel connectors for the charger port as we discussed before. More reliable and much easier to plug and unplug. I suppose it could easily result in accidental pull out, but astronauts should be able to manage it.

Summary of GreenHab operations: NA

WATER USE: N/A

Heater: N/A

Supplemental light: N/A

Harvest: None

Summary of ScienceDome operations: Not used.

Dual split: Heat or AC, On or Off

Summary of RAM operations: None

Summary of any observatory issues: NA

Summary of health and safety issues: Per HSO report all crew members are feeling good and can participate in EVA.

Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support: N/a

Supplemental Operations Report – May 1st

Supplemental Operations Report 1 May 2022

Name of person filing report: Shannon Rupert

Reason for Report: Routine

Non-nominal systems: Nothing to report

Action taken for non-nominal systems: nothing to report

Generator: Still being manually run at night

ScienceDome Dual Split: Off

Solar—Charge controllers off at night

Solar— Nominal

Notes on power system: Nothing to report

Propane Reading, station tank – 75 %

Propane Reading, director tank— 82 %

Propane Reading, intern tank— 70 %

Propane Reading, generator—70 %

Ethanol Free Gasoline – 0 gallons.

Water (Outpost tank) – 500 gallons

Sojourner rover used: yes

Hours: 168.8

Beginning charge: 100

Ending charge: 88, now 100

Currently charging: yes

Notes on rovers: Nothing to report

ATV’s Used: (Honda, 350.1, 350.2, 300): none

Reason for use: n/a

Oil Added? No.

ATV Fuel Used: 0 gallons

# Hours the ATVs were Used: 0 hours

Notes on ATVs: Nothing to report

HabCar used and why, where? No

CrewCar used and why, where? Yes, to town. The car has power steering fluid above the fill line but I don’t know what the other marks are on the dipstick so I haven’t added any. Car continues to intermittently lose power steering and still has the noise in what I think is the front driver’s side.

Luna used and why, where? No, waiting until next weekend to work on tire pressure due to crew in sim

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

General notes and comments: Nothing to report

Summary of general operations: Nothing to report

Summary of internet: Nothing to report

Summary of suits and radios: This season, due to COVID, we gave each crewmember a Ziploc baggie with a cleaning cloth and headset for the radios and throughout the season we only lost two older headsets due to non-function. In past years, when the crew used whatever headset they wanted, we replaced at least a dozen headsets each season. In addition, we also had to replace radios and this season, even though none of them were new, we have not had to replace a single radio!

Summary of Hab operations: Nothing to report

Summary of Outpost operations: I have the new pump and hose and I will install it in the water tank sometime this week. Currently I am pumping water directly out of the HabCar tank. I replaced some of the fence but am still working on it. I would like to find a better way to hold the fence up where the hardpan stops the t-posts before they are sturdy enough for the panels.

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: Nothing to report