EVA Report April 25th

Crew 193 EVA Report 25Apr2018
Sol 2 Crew 193 EVA 6 Summary
Earth-Date 25APR2018

EVA Gold Crew Members – Gold001 (XO Campbell) / Gold004 (HSO Pandya) (Informally: “Team Canada”)

EVA Objectives – Summary

1. Exploration of The Moon – Could not adequately confirm en route; map now suggests we overshot and ended up in Lith Canyon. Suggest re-visiting actual Moon site at a later date.

Distance covered by foot – 11,500
Steps – 8.5 km

2. Scouting and Mapping of Emergency Shelter Sites – Not Mapped, as uncertain regarding location / Raw data here

3. EVA Comfort, Well-Being, Safety and Optimization Study / Raw data here

4. Visor Fogging Study – Data collected / Raw data here

Issues/Mitigation
Gold001’s comms failed almost immediately flashing ‘low battery’ despite having been charged x 24 hours. This was mitigated intra-EVA by maintaining line-of-sight contact at all times, and turning on this unit only when LOS was not possible.
Were unable to tell where the turn-off for White-Yellow-Beige Moon region was; suspect we overshot and ended up in Lith Canyon. Will review images and maps to confirm.

ATVs Used

Manual gear-shift (red)
Blue ATV #21
These ATVs require fuel (requested); will refuel before next use.

Safety Measures & Preparation

Sunscreen/Sun protection – Yes/Medical Exemptions for UV eye-protection provided Adequate hydration – No
Adequate protection – Flightsuit/footwear/visor/glove precautions – Yes

Sol 2 Crew 193 EVA 7 Summary
Earth-Date 25APR2018

EVA Gold Crew Members – Gold000 (CO Patil-Sabale) / Gold002 (CE Attig) / Gold005 (CGA Shear)

EVA Objectives – Summary

Paint the MDRS Signpost in the RAM
Climb the hills behind the hab to head to the Hab Ridge, explore Hab Ridge to locate emergency shelter/s

Issues/Mitigation
Painting in the afternoon hours in the extremely hot RAM proved unhealthy. After 45-50 minutes in the RAM, the crew started trekking up a hill to get to the Hab Ridge. Halfway up the hill our CO felt dehydrated. The EVA was cut short and the crew returned to the RAM. Need fans in the RAM
Discontinue using prototype suit for EVA’s during this mission, it’s too small and doesn’t allow enough airflow which is a must especially during a hot day.

ATVs Used
None. This was a planned project and on-foot EVA

Safety Measures & Preparation

Sunscreen/Sun protection – Yes/Medical Exemptions for UV eye-protection provided Adequate hydration – Yes
Adequate protection – Flightsuit/footwear/visor/glove precautions – Yes