EVA Report – May 1st

EVA report #10

Date: 30 April 2019 from 1pm to 3pm.

Purpose of EVA: We wanted to explore Kissing Camel since it offers an amazing point of view of all the surroundings of the station. We wanted to gather some soil samples regarding the great diversity of the local geology.

Destination: Latitude: 4249500, longitude: 518500 (UTM NAD27 CONUS)

EVA Participants: Carl-Henrik Dahlqvist(Commander), Simon Collignon(Medic), Maxime Bernard, Julien Amalaberque

Roads and routes per MDRS Map: Cow Dung Road 0110 (towards south) and we will stop between Kissing Camel Ridge West and Kissing Camel Ridge West.

Mode of travel: Driving and hiking with Spirit, Curiosity and Opportunity.

Narrative : The first challenge of this EVA was to take the rover Opportunity to Kissing Camel. It went very well since Oppy didn’t show any sign of weakness in the whole round trip. However, it was only use in "Max Range" mode and was driven very gently. I would not recommend any kind of excess regarding this rover.

Once arrived on the site, we decided to climb carefully the Kissing Camel’s hills and reach the top of one of them. We’ve received an instant reward regarding our efforts with the lovely landscapes Kissing Camel had to offer.

This point of view could also have a scientific purpose. It could be a perfect place to set up an antenna and thus reach a very large area without interfering with mountainous terrains.

After a few drone footages and a deeper exploration of the place, we took the rovers and headed back to the Hab.