Crew 204 EVA Report 07-FEB-2019
EVA # 8
Author: Avishek Ghosh.
Purpose of EVA: A short duration EVA to demonstrate how to operate rover remotely.
Start time: 08:00 hrs.
End time: 08:45 hrs.
Narrative: EVA started on time with a bright morning under a moderate wind. EVA crew were able to communicate remotely with the rover group from Sipna Engineering college in India. The group was able to control the child rover remotely over wi-fi and performed a couple of iterations. Probably this is the first time a rover is controlled and operated remotely (around 13,000 km far) on MDRS terrains.
Destination: Surrounding of Hab; mostly close to both sides of the Greenhab.
Coordinates: 518100 E ; 4250750 N
Participants: Kunal and Sonal.
Roads and routes per MDRS map: Close to hab (Route 1103).
Mode of travel: Walking.