EVA Report – April 03rd

EVA Report

EVA #11 – 3 Apr 2018 – Sol10
Crew members: Yusuke Murakami (EVA leader), Makoto Kawamura

Objectives:
– Operational check
– Cleaning the water tank

Operations:
10:26 – Entering the airlock
10:28 – EVA start, Operational check
10:49 – Depressurize start of RAM
10:52 – Depressurize finish of RAM
10:54 – Entering RAM
10:56 – Pressurize start of RAM
10:59 – Pressurize finish of RAM, Start Cleaning the white tank
12:29 – Depressurize start of RAM
12:32 – Depressurize finish of RAM
12:44 – Entering the airlock
12:47 – Enter HAB

Narrative:
After the EVA#9 team had leaved the HAB, Yusuke and Makoto started an operational EVA with a brush, towels, cleaner, and water for washing. We had already put the contaminated white tank inside the RAM on SOL9. As you know “RAM” is an abbreviation of the “Repair and Assembly Module”, but it never used as a purpose. So, today is the Memorial Day of RAM! Yusuke and Makoto got down into the tank only with underwear and cleaned it. Sometime they need to put their head out of a narrow mouth of the tank for breathing as a seal. We couldn’t complete cleaning the tank during this EVA, but almost done. The operation never realized without RAM. Thanks RAM!!!

Vehicles
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