MARS DESERT RESEARCH STATION

Sol Summary – April 14th

Crew 178 Daily Summary Report 14APR2017

 

MDRS Daily Summary Report for sol 4

 

Summary Title: Setups for several experiments and fourth EVA

 

Mission Status:  Good

 

Sol Activity Summary:

 

Hab

8.30 : Breakfast at 8.30

10.00: Muscle wasting experiment: exercise session

12.30: Lunch

 

GreenHab

9.30: Watering rice plants for recycling experiment

 

ScienceDome

10.30: Setup recycling experiment : hydroponic solution with different urea concentrations and plants setting in the incubator.  

 

EVA

16.30 UTM NAD27 12S 4251500/518500

Ground penetrating radar experiment : data collection

Topography Geomatic study : data collection

Omnidirectional telecommunication relays : installation of a first relay

Media: pictures and videos of the different activities

Issues : ATV (out of gas) and faulty probe

 

Weather:

Sunny and slightly windy

 

Crew Physical Status

Everyone is fine

 

Look Ahead Plan:

EVA + Experiments

 

 

Reports to be file: Operation Report , Daily Summary Report, HSO Report, Astronomy Report, Journalist Report

 

Support Requested:

Musk Observatory : procedure to align mirrors

EVA Report – April 14th

Crew 178 EVA #4 report 14 APR 2017

Weather: sunny and windy
Temperature: around 25°C
Location: 12 S 4251500 518500
Duration: 140 min
Team: Aurian d’Avernas (crew commander), Nathalie Dupont (health and safety officer), Elke Mergny (crew geologist), Calogero Montedoro (crew biologist)
Purpose:
1. Geophysical survey of the area with a ground penetrating radar
2. Mapping of the area with a drone
3. Test of an omnidirectional telecommunication relay
Outputs:
1. Ground penetrating radar: 6 geophysical profiles collected (area of the survey=15000m²), a second layer of soil was discovered. 3D mapping will be established
2. Fail of the mapping: technical problem with the drone. One of the motor was faulty.
3. Successful identification of limit points at which a talkie walkie can not communicate directly with the Hab in comparison of the irregular relief of the ground. Need to adjust the telecommunication relay parameters.