EVA Report – February 23rd

EVA Report
EVA #10

Crew members: Victoria Da-Poian (EVA leader), Xavier Rixhon, Arthur Lillo and Mouâdh Bouayad

Location: -South of the Hab to bury the seismometer (12N 518500, 4250000)
-North of the Hab to do the sextant experiment (at Tank Wash : 518500, 4253500)

Vehicules : 1 rover , 2 ATV
Time: departure at 9:34 a.m
      Arrival : 11h27

•       Around the Hab exploration
•       EVA training for newcomers
•       Seismology experiment: dig a deeper hole and bury again the seismometer, the acquisition system and the battery
•       Sextant experiment at the North

The Engineering Check was quick today, no refill was needed. We did not take the balloon because of the risk of wind. We took one rover and two ATV to go to the plain just North of Camel Ridge, where we dug a hole some Sols ago. At 9:45 we des-installed the seismometer, to dig again the hole, we installed again the seismometer and covered them with dirt and plastic planks to protect them from the bad weather. At 10:10 we finished the seismometer activity. Then we began our exploration: we left the seismometer to go to the North around Tank Wash. The view was absolutely stunning despite the wind we had. On the road we could see the Hab and establish radio contact with HabCom around 10:30. On the road to Tank Wash we stopped twice to make some measures with the sextant for Arthur. We made some pictures also. Then we went to Tank Wash and we did the last measure of sextant experience. Around 11:00, we went back to the Hab. We worked together to put the white tank on a rover (for Shannon), and then we worked on the plastic cover and we took it back from the tunnel because it was unfasten due to the wind we had last days. Then we returned to the Hab around 11:30.