Science Report – October 30th

Crew 214 Science Report 30 October 2019
SOL: 3
Crew 214 – Expedition Boomerang Crew
Submitted by Science Officer Andrew Wheeler
Science Operations: The first of the scientific EVAs was scheduled for the afternoon work period. This involved a 2 hour traverse in the rovers to Tank Wash and south of the Galileo and Cactus Road junctions. At both these locations, relatively flat relatively undisturbed areas were identified and GPS surveyed and photographed so that a 10 square metre grid could be deployed from which samples targeting mircometeorites would be collected.
In preparation for the sampling, during the morning work period, the Science Dome’s large open area was utilized to construct the 1m x 1m grid square boundaries in readiness for deployment.
Concurrent with the preparations for micrometeorite samplings and EVA, tabulation of the baseline food stock macro and micronutrients was undertaken for the waste study.
Closed Loop Food Waste Study: The day’s waste for Sol 3 is: 89 grams; consisting of 293 calories, 1g fat, >1g saturated fat, 555mg sodium, 65g carbohydrates, 6g fibre, 31g sugar, 10g protein.
Additional Activities: Reinforcing of the coverings for the tunnels was undertaken throughout the day as time became available.