EVA Report – January 1st

Crew 218 EVA Report 01-01-2020

EVA #: 8

Author: Cesare Guariniello

Purpose of EVA: Seismometric measurements; EVA and EMU evaluation project; reliability project

Start time: 10:57

End time: 12:59

Narrative: Pat and Cesare drove East on Galileo / Cactus road on a cold, battery-draining day. Once they found a suitable spot in the lowlands they set up the seismometric experiment. Then, they performed a reliability and repair study, evaluating the execution of operations via radio communication. Pat served as the expert, guiding Cesare via radio. The experiment simulated a rover battery failure to be repaired in 10 steps, which included cleaning the area around the seats from ice, putting the map in the glovebox, and reciting poetry. After this, Pat and Cesare performed seismometric readings before heading back to the hab

Destination: Galileo / Cactus Rd

Coordinates (use UTM NAD27 CONUS): 12S 519850, 4252000

EVA Participants: Cesare Guariniello, CMD; Pat Pesa, GEO

Road(s) and routes per MDRS Map: Cow Dung Road and Galileo / Cactus Rd

Mode of travel: Driving, then work in the field and walking

Vehicles you will be using (If applicable): Curiosity and Spirit

EVA #: 9

Author: Cesare Guariniello

Purpose of EVA: Weather observation; EVA and EMU evaluation project; reliability project

Start time: 14:18

End time: 14:54

Narrative: After heading out, the crew found out that the rovers were not fully charged. The commander called for cancellation of the driving, and allowed the crewmembers to perform weather observation and reliability project in the vicinity of the habitat. The crew reached the MDRS sign and simulated a situation of radio failure, with consequent EVA abortion and implementation of protocols for
communication and safety, which included having the crewmember experiencing a radio failure to walk between the two crewmembers with working apparatus.

Destination: Brahe Hwy (intended), vicinity of the hab (actual)

Coordinates (use UTM NAD27 CONUS): 12S 519850, 4252000

EVA Participants: Ben Durkee, JOU; Luz Ma Agudelo, ENG; Shefali Rana, HSO

Road(s) and routes per MDRS Map: vicinity of the habitat

Mode of travel: Walking

Vehicles you will be using (If applicable): None

Cesare Guariniello, Commander