Crew 202 EVA Report 9-Jan-2019
Author: Denys Bulikhov (EXO)
Purpose of EVA: Collection of geological samples and ambient radiation readings
Start time: 10:30
End time: 13:17
Narrative: Jake Qiu (HSO) was replaced with Ellen Czaplinski (GEO) due to primary geological intent of this EVA. EVA 10 took Cow Dung Rd north towards the Lith canyon until Spirit rover hit 60% of battery charge (Curiosity was at 65%). After that crew left the rovers and walked towards the canyon for approximately 0.8 miles. EVA 10 crew passed outside the dinosaur quarry and came out to the canyon from the west.
Here they collected radiation readings and geological samples. They looked for ways to get to the bottom of the Lith canyon, however, due to wet mud the descent was aborted. Right outside the quarry, EXO found the spot on the side of the larger formation where the ambient radiation level was almost 10 times higher than anywhere around MDRS area so far (12-16 uR/h on average around MDRS compared to the high 127 uR/h at this spot).
Samples were not collected however due to proximity to dinosaur quarry.
After that EVA 10 crew walked back to the rovers and came back to the Hab.
Destination: Lith canyon
Coordinates: N518800, E4256500
Participants: Cesare Guariniello (CMD), Denys Bulikhov (EXO), Kasey Hilton (ENG), Ellen Czaplinski (GEO).
Road(s) and routes per MDRS Map: Cow Dung Road.
Mode of travel: Driving and walking
Vehicles used: Spirit and Curiosity.
With best regards,