MARS DESERT RESEARCH STATION

Sol Summary – February 23rd

SOL SUMMARY REPORT SOL 11
SOL: 11
Person filling out Report: Louis MALLER, XO
Summary Title: North of the Hab
Mission Status: successful EVA in the morning, all systems go, work on experiments ongoing
Sol Activity Summary: sport, EVA, science work on different experiments
Look Ahead Plan: Tomorrow there should be an EVA, the good weather should allow for balloon deployment, and other experiments can also be tested outside.
Anomalies in work: /
Weather: beautiful and sunny in the morning, quite cold because of the wind
Crew Physical Status: One crewmember has some stomachaches, rest of the crew feeling wait
EVA: dug the seismometer hole a bit deeper, explored north of the Hab, did some maintenance on the tunnel extension.

Reports to be filed:
– Commander report
– Operations report
– Journalist report
– GreenHab Report
– EVA #10 report
– EVA #11 request

Sol Summary – February 23rd

SOL SUMMARY REPORT SOL 11
SOL: 11
Person filling out Report: Louis MALLER, XO
Summary Title: North of the Hab
Mission Status: successful EVA in the morning, all systems go, work on experiments ongoing
Sol Activity Summary: sport, EVA, science work on different experiments
Look Ahead Plan: Tomorrow there should be an EVA, the good weather should allow for balloon deployment, and other experiments can also be tested outside.
Anomalies in work: /
Weather: beautiful and sunny in the morning, quite cold because of the wind
Crew Physical Status: One crewmember has some stomachaches, rest of the crew feeling wait
EVA: dug the seismometer hole a bit deeper, explored north of the Hab, did some maintenance on the tunnel extension.

Reports to be filed:
– Commander report
– Operations report
– Journalist report
– GreenHab Report
– EVA #10 report
– EVA #11 request

Sol summary – February 22nd

SOL SUMMARY REPORT SOL 10
SOL: 10
Person filling out Report: Louis MALLER, XO
Summary Title: Restful Sol
Mission Status: day for rest today, all systems go, work on experiments ongoing
Sol Activity Summary: sport, rest, science work on different experiments
Look Ahead Plan: Tomorrow there should be an EVA, work on experiments promising for productive EVAs.
Anomalies in work: /
Weather: beautiful and sunny in the morning, very strong wind all afternoon
Crew Physical Status: Crew feeling well
EVA: /

Reports to be filed:
– Commander report
– Operations report
– Journalist report
– GreenHab Report
– EVA #10 request

Sol Summary – February 21st

SOL: 9
Person filling out Report: Louis MALLER, XO
Summary Title: The winds of Mars are blowing
Mission Status: interesting exploration EVA, all systems go, work on experiments ongoing
Sol Activity Summary: sport, EVA, science work on different experiments
Look Ahead Plan: Windy weather in the following days will not allow for balloon deployment, and other outdoor experiments are not ready for outdoor testing, therefore no EVA tomorrow, which will be a more restful day.
Anomalies in work: /
Weather: beautiful and sunny in the morning, very strong wind all afternoon
Crew Physical Status: Crew feeling well
EVA: EVA #9 checked on the seismometer, found a good spot for deployment of the balloon and took some PR pictures in beautiful White Rock Canyon, experienced no fogging!

Sol Summary – February 20th

SOL SUMMARY REPORT SOL 8
SOL: 8
Person filling out Report: Louis MALLER, XO
Summary Title: White Rock Canyon
Mission Status: interesting exploration EVA, all systems go, work on experiments ongoing
Sol Activity Summary: sport, EVA, science work on different experiments
Look Ahead Plan: As this weather should improve in the following next few days, the crew is looking forwards to further testing of the balloon.
Anomalies in work: heavy fogging, maybe due in part to the very humid air
Weather: foggy in the early morning and then improved a lot
Crew Physical Status: Crew feeling well
EVA: EVA #8 checked on the seismometer and explored the White Rock Canyon.

Sol Summary – February 19th

SOL SUMMARY REPORT SOL 7
SOL: 7
Person filling out Report: Louis MALLER, XO
Summary Title: Wet Mars
Mission Status: shortened EVA due to heavy fogging, all systems go, work on experiments ongoing
Sol Activity Summary: sport, science work on different experiments, shortened EVA due to difficult conditions.
Look Ahead Plan: Tomorrow the weather should be sunny, which will allow for a more productive EVA. Crew looking forwards to the two weeks left to carry out science and other tasks.
Anomalies in work: heavy fogging iside helmets during the EVA, maybe due in part to the very humid air
Weather: very cloudy, experienced rain in the afternoon, ground a bit muddy
Crew Physical Status: Crew feeling well
EVA: EVA #6 went out to test talkie range and a radio relay system, which failed to work. Planned exploration of Cowboy Corner was cancelled due to difficulties with the equipment.

Sol Summary – February 18th

SOL SUMMARY REPORT SOL 6
SOL: 6

Person filling out Report: Louis MALLER, XO
Summary Title: Martian downpour
Mission Status: Successful but shortened EVA, all systems go, work on experiments ongoing
Sol Activity Summary: sport, science work on different experiments, shortened EVA due to difficult conditions.
Look Ahead Plan: Tomorrow will see another EVA, with a junior crewmember as leader. we are hoping for the weather to improve.
Anomalies in work: /
Weather: very cloudy, experienced rain, particularly around 11am
Crew Physical Status: Crew feeling well
EVA: EVA #5 checked out the seismometer, which had not budged despite yesterday’s strong winds. Then the EVA had to be shortened due to a certain number of difficulties.

Sol Summary – February 17th

Crew 175 Sol Summary 17Feb2017

SOL SUMMARY REPORT SOL 5

SOL: 5
Person filling out Report: Louis MALLER, XO
Summary Title: Gone with the wind
Mission Status: Successful EVA, all systems go, work on experiments ongoing
Sol Activity Summary: sport, science work on different experiments, nominal EVA and short unscheduled EVA.
Look Ahead Plan: Tomorrow will see another EVA, and we are looking forwards for the wind to calm down in order to be able to use the balloon again.
Anomalies in work: /
Weather: a bit cloudy, cooler than usual, very windy in the afternoon
Crew Physical Status: Crew feeling well
EVA: EVA #3 successfully deployed the seismometer experiment, and then explored the area around the deployment zone, and realized some tests with talkie range. EVA #4 realized its task and then checked the hab because of the wind, everything was normal except some trash that had flown away.

Reports to be filed:
– Commander report
– Operations report
– Journalist report
– GreenHab Report
– EVA #5 request
– EVA #3 report
– EVA #4 report
– Science report

Sol Summary – February 16th

SOL SUMMARY REPORT SOL 4
SOL: 4

Person filling out Report: Louis MALLER, XO

Summary Title: Canyon Exploration and Birthday Party

Mission Status: Successful second EVA, aimed at exploration. All systems go, work on experiments ongoing

Sol Activity Summary: sport, science work on different experiments, EVA, birthday party

Look Ahead Plan: Tomorrow will be our third EVA, intended at deploying the seismometer and doing more work on the balloon.

Anomalies in work: /

Weather: very sunny, hot, ground dry

Crew Physical Status: Crew feeling well

EVA: EVA to explore the Candor Chasma successful, then failed to find the White Rock Canyon

Reports to be filed:
– Commander report
– Operations report
– Journalist report
– GreenHab Report
– Science report
– EVA request
– EVA report
– Astronomy Report

Sol Summary – February 15th

Crew 175 Sol Summary 15Feb2017

SOL SUMMARY REPORT SOL 3
SOL: 3

Person filling out Report: Louis MALLER, XO

Summary Title: Pancakes and EVA!

Mission Status: Successful first EVA, all systems go, work on experiments ongoing

Sol Activity Summary: sport, science work on different experiments, EVA, making bread and pancakes

Look Ahead Plan: Tomorrow will be our second EVA, more for exploration and PR purposes

Anomalies in work: /

Weather: very sunny, hot, ground dry

Crew Physical Status: Crew feeling well

EVA: EVA to explore south of the Hab, successful deployment of the balloon, found a good spot for the seismometer experiment

Reports to be filed:
– Commander report
– Operations report
– Journalist report
– GreenHab Report
– Science report
– EVA request
– EVA report
– Astronomy Report