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ENGINEERING REPORT  SOL 05

Date: 31 DECEMBER 2015

Crew Engineer Name: MARC CAROFANO III

Diesel –  24 %

Propane – 41 psi

Gasoline (5 Gallon containers for ATV) –  2 EMPTY 5 GALLON JUGS

Water (trailer) measured in inches from the top– 16.5 IN

Water (static) measured in inches from the bottom – 27.25 IN

Trailer to Static Pump used – NO

Water (loft) – 12

Static to Loft Pump used – YES

Water Meter: 0102840.0

Atv # Oil Checked:  YES

Atv # Fuel Used Gals:  0

Atv # Tires Status:  GOOD

Atv # Hours Used Day: 0

Atv # Notes And Comments:

Summary of Engineering activities:

-       FINISHED SEWING THE ZIPPER FOR THE GREEN HAB

-       INSPECTED THE ROVER AND TOOK PICTURES OF THE BROKEN PARTS I WAS ABLE TO FIND THAT A LINKAGE IS MISSING ON THE FRONT LEFT SHOCK. A BOLT IS MISSING TO CONNECT THE FRONT STEERING SERVO TO THE BAR THAT CONTROLS THE WHEELS.

-       WAS ABLE TO FIX THE EVA SUIT # 3 I HAD TO REPLACE THE BATTERY. THE OLD BATTERY WAS AT 3.5V

-       WAS ABLE TO FREE THE STUCK PARKING BRAKE ON ATV #4

Notes:

-LOOKED INTO THE TEMPERATURES TO POUR THE CONCRETE AND IT SETS BEST IN TEMPERATURES ABOVE 50 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT. FOR THE FIRST 48 HOURS THE NEWLY POURED CONCRETE SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO FREEZE. THIS MEANS I WOULDN’T BE ABLE TO WORK ON THIS PROJECT EVEN IF IT GOT APPROVED.

-THE WATER PUMP STILL RANDOMLY KICKS ON IN SHORT BURSTS THROUGHOUT THE DAY. IS THERE ANY SOLUTIONS TO FIX THIS ISSUE?

- ARE THERE ANY OTHER ENGINEERING PROJECTS THAT NEED TO BE COMPLETED THAT I COULD WORK ON WHILE I’M HERE?

-WE THINK THAT THE AQUAPONICS SYSTEM IS COMPLETE BUT IT LOOKS LIKE IT IS MISSING A FEW PARTS THAT ARE NOT HERE. IT LOOKS LIKE IT IS MISSING WATER PUMP TO CYCLE THE WATER THROUGH THE SYSTEM. THERE ARE TWO PIPES THAT COME UP FROM THE AIRATION SYSTEM THAT ARE NOT CAPPED OR LEADING TO ANYTHING, THAT IS THE ONLY THING THAT LOOKS LIKE IT IS MISSING; CAN YOU CONFIRM THAT THIS IS CORRECT AND WHAT SHOULD BE DONE TO FIX THESE ISSUES? THERE ARE A LOT OF EXTRA PIECES TO THE AQUAPONICS SYSTEM; SHOULD THESE BE THERE?

- IN THE GREEN HAB THERE IS AN EXTRA METAL PIPE THAT WAS USED TO CONSTRUCT THE GREEN HAB AND EXTRA TARP THAT WAS USED TO COVER THE HAB. WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO HAVE DONE WITH THESE EXTRA PARTS.

                     Everything looks fine from the Engineering Checks

Questions and Concerns to Mission Support

DO I HAVE ACCESS TO A SOLDERING IRON AT THE HAB? IF SO WHERE? THIS TOOL WOULD BE NEEDED TO FIX THE WIRING IN EVA SUIT #6.
REQUESTS

-       HAVE GAS JUGS FILLED FOR ATVS

-       THE CHOKE LEVER ON ATV#2 IS BROKEN AND THE STEEL CABLE IS IN PERFECT SHAPE, REQUESTING PERMISSION TO CREATE A HANDLE TO OPERATE THE CHOKE SO THE ATV CAN BE UTILIZED.

-       REQUESTING TO GET A NEW BATTERY FOR THE ATV TO GET ALL FIVE OF THE ATVS IN OPERATIONAL SHAPE

-       PERMISSION TO FIX THE ROVER AND THEN TEST THE ROVER IN THE TUNNELS TO THE GREEN HAB AND THE OBSERVATORY.