Science Report 7 May 2018
Crew 212 – LATAM III
Submitted by GreenHab Officer Hector Palomeque
1. Solar Observation/Astrophotography/Stellar Clusters: The procedure of turning on the MUSK telescope and the dome has been successfully tested. Observations of a galaxy were made with the deep sky objects robotic telescope.
2. X-5: Drones were disassembling for transportation to MDRS: 2 on 3 drones already assembled. Calibration performed. Manual test of 2 on 3 drones scheduled for SOL-3.
3. VESTA: Performing a repair in the landing gear of the drone. First flight test scheduled for May, 09 (SOL 4).
4. Observation Rover: Termo-shielding in Mars terrain tested today during EVA. A part of the Rover got missing in transit from Grand Junction to MDRS. Critical Component. Solution needed ASAP: Stablish contact with UK.
5. Space Farming: Experiment in standby due to the lack of an operational autoclave. Solution: Dr. Shannon Rupert has explained how to sterilize using a hotplate, alcohol, and bleach.
6. Keep Talking: First round already performed. Subsequent rounds already scheduled.
7. Ethnography study: First observation started yesterday (SOL-1). Waiting for sending audio-information to receive the feedback from the Colombian team project.
8. Pulse Oximeter Measurement: First measurement made yesterday. Data recorded.
9. Software for macroscopic characterization: Code for detecting counts in progress. There is an issue with detecting the petri dish. Solution: process more photographs needed (soil bacteria growing in plates).