Congratulations, you have been chosen as the Isolation (ISO) officer for this important mission. Your job is to monitor the radiation level onboard the Marius. A small level of radioactivity is normal. A large level of radioactivity could create a hazardous environment for the Mission Commander.
Your objectives for this mission are:
- Track and analyze radiation levels onboard the Marius, and
- Keep the Mission Commander safe
You will need to follow every step in these TASK CARDS, without skipping a single step. If you find at any point that the readings from the spacecraft are not safe, you must inform the crew! Do not begin the first step until told to do so by the Mission Commander.
If you need assistance at any point during the mission, send a message to “Help Desk” in the call software CHAT. They are there to answer your questions and provide help for the duration of the mission.
Follow these directions for researching and analyzing RADIATION LEVELS.
- Read the notes from the previous Isolation officer by clicking on the box labeled NOTES.
When radioactive materials decay, they give off tiny particles. You cannot see these particles, but they may be in the air. The air system of the Spacecraft has a series of filters which constantly clean the air the crew breathes. These filters catch any radioactive particles that might be in the air. Large amounts of radioactive materials found in the filters could mean that radiation levels in the Spacecraft are too high. A Geiger Counter is used to measure the level of radiation being emitted by a substance. Very high readings mean that the substance is radioactive.
Below the list of steps there is a RADIATION DATA LOG. In this RADIATION DATA LOG, you will be typing and recording the number readings the Mission Commander will give you in the future.
2. Open the RESEARCH DATA LOG and answer the RADIATION RESEARCH questions.
RESEARCH DATA LOG
OPEN DATA LOG
Follow these directions for collecting radiation filter data:
1. Locate the CHAT in your call software.
2. Select “COM” from the drop-down menu.
3. Send the following message to “COM”:
This is Isolation. Please check the radiation levels of Filter A as soon as possible using the Geiger Counter.
4. Once you have typed it in the CHAT, make sure to hit SEND or hit ENTER so that the COM officer can read it and deliver it to the Mission Commander.
5. Read the information on safe radiation levels by clicking on the box labeled SAFETY.
You must find the average radiation reading for each filter being tested to determine whether or not there is a radiation emergency onboard the Spacecraft.
Any radiation reading of 5 or over means the filter has collected some radioactive particles.
Any radiation reading of 30 or over means the number of radioactive particles collected has reached a dangerous level and there is an emergency.
6. When the Mission Commander sends the radiation data for Filter A, open the RADIATION DATA LOG to record the data.
RADIATION DATA LOG
OPEN DATA LOG
Follow these directions for analyzing radiation filter data:
1. Calculate the average of the three radiation readings for Filter A. Record the average in the RADIATION DATA LOG. If you need help with averaging the data, click the box below labeled AVERAGING.
Use the following example to find the average reading:
Reading #1 = 3
Reading #2 = 4
Reading #3 = 5
Step 1: Add the three readings
3 + 4 + 5 = 12
Step 2: Divide the total by the number of readings (there are 3 readings).
12/3 = 4
The average for this example would be 4.
2. Compare the average radiation reading for Filter A to your research to decide if the radiation reading is normal.
3. Click “yes” or “no” to indicate if the radiation reading is normal or not, then click “Submit”. If not normal, click here: EMERGENCY.
4. If you answered “yes”, send the following message to “COM”:
This is Isolation. The average radiation reading for Filter A indicates that radiation levels are within normal parameters.
5. Once this is completed, repeat these steps for Filters B, C, and D. Make sure to request the data from the Mission Commander by sending a message to “COM” in the call software. Click here to return to the beginning of the steps.
6. Once this is completed, locate the CHAT in your call software.
7. Select “Flight Director” from the drop-down menu.
8. Type the following message:
This is Isolation. I have completed all my tasks.
9. Once you have typed it in the CHAT, make sure to hit SEND or hit ENTER.
10. Wait quietly for any further instructions.
When you find an emergency onboard the spacecraft, you will need to walk the Mission Commander through fixing the emergency. You will be speaking directly to the Mission Commander, so you must have your microphone enabled. Follow these instructions to begin:
1. Locate the CHAT in your call software.
2. Select “Flight Director” from the drop-down menu.
3. Type the following message:
This is Isolation. There is an emergency onboard the Spacecraft! Standby for further instructions.
4. Once you have typed it in the CHAT, make sure to hit SEND or hit ENTER so that the Flight Director can read it and deliver it to the Mission Commander.
5. You will need to wait for the Flight Director to ask you to unmute yourself. Once this happens, continue on to the next step.
6. Locate the MICROPHONE button on your call software.
7. The MICROPHONE button will have two states: on and off. To test that it works, say the entirety of the following message to Mission Commander:
EMERGENCY! This is Isolation to Spacecraft, Do you read me, over?
8. Wait for a response from the Mission Commander. If there is no response, press or click the MICROPHONE button to ensure you are not muted, and then repeat the message. If you get a response from the Mission Commander, that means the communication system is working, and you may continue to the next step.
9. Read to the Mission Commander these instructions to solve a radiation emergency:
EMERGENCY! Filter ___ has a high radiation reading. Immediately place the filter in the Radioactive Materials container.
10. Wait for a response from the Mission Commander before saying the following message:
Locate and replace the radiation filter next to the ISO station in the Spacecraft.
11. If the Mission Commander has placed the radiation filter in the Radioactive Materials container and replaced the radiation filter, the emergency is resolved. Continue working on your task cards by clicking here.