Crew 188 EVA #5 Report 2FEB2018
Author’s name: Tatsunari Tomiyama AHFP, Health & Safety Officer
Purpose of EVA: To perform waypoint data collection of North to Galileo road and scout for future EVA sights
Location of EVA: Galileo Road, and Cactus Road
UDM27 Coordinates: 518800 E, 4250600 N and 519200 E, 4252000 N
Number of EVA Crew: 3
Participants: Julia De Marines, *Sarah Jane Pell, and Tatsunari Tomiyama
*Sarah Jane subbed in for Renee due to assessing her fatigue level in the morning and determining she needed to rest and postpone her EVA to tomorrow.
EVA Commander: Tatsunari Tomiyama
Rovers used: Spirit and Curiosity
Duration: 2 hours
EVA Departure Time: 10:50am
EVA Return Time: 12:45pm
We were delayed in our start time for this EVA due to having to re-suit Julia in an alternate EVA suit due to suit #2 having a broken switch. The EVA objective was to collect waypoint data for future EVA sights. This EVA expected and planned to collect waypoints for Galileo Road, and several points on the Cactus Road. Overall, we successfully completed the waypoint data collection on the Cactus Road and Galileo Road.
There were 4 check points on the Cactus Road on the planning. However, we made 6 waypoints on the data collection in this EVA due to the clear visualization. We spent more time than we planned to return to the Hab due to the sample collection being performed at the waypoints.
We made 4 waypoints during this EVA. One is at Galileo Road with the Cow Dung Road as we were trained on driving ATV and rovers. Second waypoint was the intersection with Cactus Road on Galileo Road. This waypoint was relatively difficult to recognize the road visually. We went to the East on cactus Road first and made a waypoint at 11:04. Then, we turned back to the north on the Cactus Road. We stopped and made a waypoint at the entrance of Candor Chasma on Cactus road. We kept driving on Cactus Road to the north. We made a final planned waypoint to the Yellow Zebra Rd. Finally, we visited to the north end of the Cactus Road before reversing our route and returning to the Hab.