EVA Report – May 1st

Sol 9 Crew 193 EVA 16 & 17 Summary
Earth-Date 1May2018

EVA 16

EVA Gold Crew Members – Gold000 (CO Patil-Sabale) / Gold 003 (CE Attig) / Gold005 (CGA Shear)

EVA Objectives – Summary
1. Explore Dinosaur Quarry and Lith Canyon to look for emergency EVA sites
2. Repeated GPS recording experiment.

3. Continue to explore the crew biometrics study while on EVA. Raw data here


Results
Found one emergency shelter at (0518800, 4256500), in Lith Canyon.

Issues/Mitigation

  • This EVA was supposed to begin at 0800, but rains delayed it to 0900. No other issues.

ATVs/Rovers Used

  • ATV 300
  • Honda ATV
  • ATV #350.1


Safety Measures & Preparation

  • Sunscreen/Sun protection – Yes/Medical Exemptions for UV eye-protection provided
  • Adequate hydration – Yes
  • Adequate protection – Flightsuit/footwear/visor/glove precautions – Yes

EVA 17

EVA Gold Crew Members – Gold001 (XO Campbell) / Gold 004 (HSO Pandya) /

EVA Objectives – Summary

  1. Explore Zubrin’s Head and White Rock Canyon.
  2. Continue to explore the crew biometrics study while on EVA / Raw data here
  3. Continued search for emergency shelters

Results
Found an emergency shelter at (0518400, 4247000)

Issues/Mitigation

  • Extreme winds and rain forced us to cut this EVA short.


ATVs/Rovers Used

    • Honda ATV
    • ATV #350.3


Safety Measures & Preparation

  • Sunscreen/Sun protection – Yes/Medical Exemptions for UV eye-protection provided
  • Adequate hydration – Yes
  • Adequate protection – Flightsuit/footwear/visor/glove precautions – Yes

Warm Regards!
Astronomer, (Gold 05), Crew #193

Mars Desert Research Station

EVA 15 & 16 Summary Reports – April 30th

Sol 8 Crew 193 EVA 15 & 16 Summary
Earth-Date 30APR2018

EVA 15

EVA Gold Crew Members – Gold000 (CO Patil-Sabale) / Gold 003 (CE Attig) / Gold005 (CGA Shear)

EVA Objectives – Summary
1. Explore The Moon
2. Repeated GPS recording experiment.
3. Continue to explore the crew biometrics study while on EVA.

Issues/Mitigation
Was somewhat windy and chilly in morning. Took a wrong turn (we thougth it was the ATV road), quickly realized and managed to turn around and return to road 1575. No major issues

ATVs/Rovers Used
ATV 300
Honda ATV
ATV #350.1

Safety Measures & Preparation
Sunscreen/Sun protection – Yes/Medical Exemptions for UV eye-protection provided
Adequate hydration – No
Adequate protection – Flightsuit/footwear/visor/glove precautions – Yes

EVA 16

EVA Gold Crew Members – Gold001 (XO Campbell) / Gold 004 (HSO Pandya) /

EVA Objectives – Summary
Explore Candor Chasma, try to find marker left by previous expedition.
Continue to explore the crew biometrics study while on EVA
Continued search for emergency shelters

Issues/Mitigation
Extreme winds.

ATVs/Rovers Used
Honda ATV
ATV #350.3

Safety Measures & Preparation
Sunscreen/Sun protection – Yes/Medical Exemptions for UV eye-protection provided
Adequate hydration – No
Adequate protection – Flightsuit/footwear/visor/glove precautions – Yes

EVA Report – April 29th

Sol 7 Crew 193 EVA 13 & 14 Summary
Earth-Date 29APR2018

EVA 13

EVA Gold Crew Members – Gold000 (CO Patil-Sabale) / Gold 003 (CE Attig) / Gold005 (CGA Shear)

EVA Objectives – Summary
1. Explored White Rock Canyon, and Kissing Camel Ridge. Found a few potential shelter sites, and a small pond of muddy water!
2. Repeated GPS recording experiment.

3. Continue to explore the crew biometrics study while on EVA. Raw data here
4. Continuing visor fogging study. Raw data here

Issues/Mitigation

  • Was super windy. No major issues

ATVs/Rovers Used

  • ATV 300
  • Honda ATV
  • ATV #350.3

Safety Measures & Preparation

  • Sunscreen/Sun protection – Yes/Medical Exemptions for UV eye-protection provided
  • Adequate hydration – No
  • Adequate protection – Flightsuit/footwear/visor/glove precautions – Yes

EVA 14

EVA Gold Crew Members – Gold001 (XO Campbell) / Gold 004 (HSO Pandya) /

EVA Objectives – Summary

  1. Explore Toothy Ridge Area and Copernicus hwy
  2. Continue to explore the crew biometrics study while on EVA / Raw data here
  3. Continued search for emergency shelters
  4. Continuing visor fogging study / Raw data here

Issues/Mitigation

  • Extreme winds.

ATVs/Rovers Used
Honda ATV
ATV #350.3

Safety Measures & Preparation

  • Sunscreen/Sun protection – Yes/Medical Exemptions for UV eye-protection provided
  • Adequate hydration – No
  • Adequate protection – Flightsuit/footwear/visor/glov e precautions – Yes

Warm Regards!
Commander, (Gold 00), Crew #193

Mars Desert Research Station

EVA Report – April 27th

EVA 10

EVA Gold Crew Members – Gold000 (CO Patil-Sabale) / Gold 003 (CE Attig) /
Gold004 (HSO Pandya)

EVA Objectives – Summary

  1. Medical Skills, Triage, Decision-Making and Evacuation on EVA – Completed
  2. EVA Comfort, Well-Being, Safety and Optimization Study / Raw data here
  3. Visor Fogging Study – Data collected / Raw data here

Issues/Mitigation

  • Was very hot out, kept EVA short (70-80min), stayed at base, checked in with crew members frequently

ATVs/Rovers Used

  • Opportunity – 100% start; moved 15 ft for medical skill simulation; 96% end after testing after EVA 11
  • ATV 300 – Moved 15ft for medical skills simulation

Safety Measures & Preparation

  • Sunscreen/Sun protection – Yes/Medical Exemptions for UV eye-protection provided
  • Adequate hydration – No
  • Adequate protection – Flightsuit/footwear/visor/glove precautions – Yes

Sol 5 Crew 193 EVA 10&11 Summary
Earth-Date 27APR2018

EVA 11

EVA Gold Crew Members – Gold001 (XO Campbell) / Gold 004 (HSO Pandya) /
Gold005 (CGA Shear)

EVA Objectives – Summary

  1. Medical Skills, Triage, Decision-Making and Evacuation on EVA – Completed
  2. EVA Comfort, Well-Being, Safety and Optimization Study / Raw data here
  3. Visor Fogging Study – Data collected / Raw data here

Issues/Mitigation

  • Preemptively cut short due to heat exhaustion in one crew member, after about 50min

ATVs/Rovers Used

  • Opportunity – 100% start; moved 15 ft for medical skill simulation; 96% end after testing after EVA 11
  • ATV 300 – Moved 15ft for medical skills simulation

Safety Measures & Preparation

  • Sunscreen/Sun protection – Yes/Medical Exemptions for UV eye-protection provided
  • Adequate hydration – No
  • Adequate protection – Flightsuit/footwear/visor/glove precautions – Yes

EVA Report – 26 April 2018

Sol 4 Crew 193 EVA 8&9 Summary

Earth-Date 26APR2018

EVA 8

EVA Gold Crew Members – Gold001 (XO Campbell) / Gold004 (HSO Pandya) (Informally: “Team Canada”)

EVA Objectives – Summary

  1. Exploration of The Moon – Completed

  • Distance covered by foot – 8.13km

  • Steps – 11,000

  1. Scouting and Mapping of Emergency Shelter Sites – Noted / Raw data here

  2. EVA Comfort, Well-Being, Safety and Optimization Study / Raw data here

  3. Visor Fogging Study – Data collected / Raw data here

  4. Moving signs/painting equipment from RAM to airlock for later use outside observatory – done

Issues/Mitigation

  • Turned back after 1h15min due to extreme heat, returned to base 40-50min early to avoid medical issues related to heat exhaustion/hyperthermia, have suggested to EVA 9 crew to cut their EVA short and/or bring water into field

ATVs/Rovers Used

  • Deimos – 100% start; 94% end

  • ATV use on hold until refueled

Safety Measures & Preparation

  • Sunscreen/Sun protection – Yes/Medical Exemptions for UV eye-protection provided

  • Adequate hydration – No

  • Adequate protection – Flightsuit/footwear/visor/glove precautions – Yes

Sol 4 Crew 193 EVA 9 Summary

Earth-Date 26APR2018

EVA 9

EVA Gold Crew Members – Gold000 (CO Patil-Sabale) / Gold002 (CE Attig) / Gold005 (CGA Shear)

EVA Objectives – Summary

  1. Exploration of Candor Chasma – Accomplished

  • Total distance covered – 19.69 km (roundtrip and side trips)

  1. EVA Comfort, Well-Being, Safety and Optimization Study / Raw data here

  2. Visor Fogging Study – Data collected / Raw data here

Issues/Mitigation

  • Missed the split in Cactus Road and went south instead of northeast, have set up a sign at (0519955, 4251570) for future follow ups.

ATVs/Rovers Used

  • Spirit and Curiosity.

Safety Measures & Preparation

  • Sunscreen/Sun protection – Yes

  • Adequate hydration – Yes

  • Adequate protection – Flightsuit/footwear/visor/glove precautions – Yes

EVA Report April 25th

Crew 193 EVA Report 25Apr2018
Sol 2 Crew 193 EVA 6 Summary
Earth-Date 25APR2018

EVA Gold Crew Members – Gold001 (XO Campbell) / Gold004 (HSO Pandya) (Informally: “Team Canada”)

EVA Objectives – Summary

1. Exploration of The Moon – Could not adequately confirm en route; map now suggests we overshot and ended up in Lith Canyon. Suggest re-visiting actual Moon site at a later date.

Distance covered by foot – 11,500
Steps – 8.5 km

2. Scouting and Mapping of Emergency Shelter Sites – Not Mapped, as uncertain regarding location / Raw data here

3. EVA Comfort, Well-Being, Safety and Optimization Study / Raw data here

4. Visor Fogging Study – Data collected / Raw data here

Issues/Mitigation
Gold001’s comms failed almost immediately flashing ‘low battery’ despite having been charged x 24 hours. This was mitigated intra-EVA by maintaining line-of-sight contact at all times, and turning on this unit only when LOS was not possible.
Were unable to tell where the turn-off for White-Yellow-Beige Moon region was; suspect we overshot and ended up in Lith Canyon. Will review images and maps to confirm.

ATVs Used

Manual gear-shift (red)
Blue ATV #21
These ATVs require fuel (requested); will refuel before next use.

Safety Measures & Preparation

Sunscreen/Sun protection – Yes/Medical Exemptions for UV eye-protection provided Adequate hydration – No
Adequate protection – Flightsuit/footwear/visor/glove precautions – Yes

Sol 2 Crew 193 EVA 7 Summary
Earth-Date 25APR2018

EVA Gold Crew Members – Gold000 (CO Patil-Sabale) / Gold002 (CE Attig) / Gold005 (CGA Shear)

EVA Objectives – Summary

Paint the MDRS Signpost in the RAM
Climb the hills behind the hab to head to the Hab Ridge, explore Hab Ridge to locate emergency shelter/s

Issues/Mitigation
Painting in the afternoon hours in the extremely hot RAM proved unhealthy. After 45-50 minutes in the RAM, the crew started trekking up a hill to get to the Hab Ridge. Halfway up the hill our CO felt dehydrated. The EVA was cut short and the crew returned to the RAM. Need fans in the RAM
Discontinue using prototype suit for EVA’s during this mission, it’s too small and doesn’t allow enough airflow which is a must especially during a hot day.

ATVs Used
None. This was a planned project and on-foot EVA

Safety Measures & Preparation

Sunscreen/Sun protection – Yes/Medical Exemptions for UV eye-protection provided Adequate hydration – Yes
Adequate protection – Flightsuit/footwear/visor/glove precautions – Yes

EVA 5 Report – April 24th

Sol 2 Crew 193 EVA 5 Summary

Earth-Date April 24 2018

EVA Gold Crew Members – Gold00 (CO Patil-Sabale) / Gold03 (CE Attig / Gold05 (CGA Shear)

EVA Objectives – Summary

Exploration of Tank Wash – Accomplished

Scouting and Mapping of Emergency Shelter Sites – Mapped

EVA Comfort, Well-Being, Safety and Optimization Study

Sign Material Preparation – Accomplished

Issues

One Beartooth device failed before this EVA, so the (deaf) CGA was forced to take his writable LCD tablet along for communication. The stylus went missing at the beginning of the EVA. For the duration of this EVA, we made do with hand gestures and the note app on our phones to communicate with the CGA. Fortunately, his stylus was recovered at the end of this EVA. We will continue to troubleshoot the Beartooth issue.

ATVs Used

Deimos rover

Blue ATVs #300 and 350.2

Refueled and recharged the vehicles at EVA end

Safety Measures & Preparation

Sunscreen/Sun protection – Yes

Adequate hydration – Yes

Adequate protection – Flightsuit/footwear/visor/glove precautions – Yes

EVA Objectives – Details

Exploration of Tank Wash – Accomplished

Preparation of Sign Materials in RAM – Accomplished

Emergency Shelter Discovery – Accomplished (at UTM coordinates 0518913, 4252915)

EVA Report 1 – April 24th

Sol 2 Crew 193 EVA 4 Summary

Earth-Date April 24 2018

EVA Gold Crew Members – Gold001 (XO Campbell) / Gold004 (HSO Pandya) (Informally: “Team Canada”)

EVA Objectives – Summary

Exploration of Phobos Peak, KIssing Camel Ridge East & West – Accomplished

Scouting and Mapping of Emergency Shelter Sites – Mapped, see below

EVA Comfort, Well-Being, Safety and Optimization Study

Visor Fogging Study – Data collected

Issues

None

ATVs Used

Manual gear-shift (red)

Blue ATV #2

All blue ATVs require fuel; planned for refueling at end of EVA, ran out of time. Will refuel before next use.

Safety Measures & Preparation

Sunscreen/Sun protection – Yes/Medical Exemptions for UV eye-protection provided

Adequate hydration – Yes

Adequate protection – Flightsuit/footwear/visor/glove precautions – Yes

EVA Objectives – Details

Exploration of Phobos Peak, KIssing Camel Ridge East & West – Accomplished

Distance covered by foot – 9.1km

Steps – 12,000

(2) Scouting and Mapping of Emergency Shelter Sites:
Sol: 2
Time of Day: AM
Shelter Designation: Phobos’ Peak & Kissing Camels Ridge E & W
Crew Members: G001/004
Accessibility: Multiple appropriate areas along entire Peak & Ridge
Location: 4250000N, 519000E
Suitability:
Wind storm: Appropriate – Tread with caution, large rocks/potential for landslide

Radiation event: Large, dense, thick rock/caves – seems appropriate, would need to measure depth of rock/caves

Incapacitated crew member: Appropriate

Photo-documentation: Yes
Next Crew Able to Find Shelters based on description/ markers/photodocumentation? N/A

(3) EVA Comfort, Well-Being, Safety and Optimization Study (See below)
Sol 2
Crew Member: G001 | G004
Time of Day: AM | AM
Pre-EVA Weight: 173.4 | 121.2
Post-EVA Weight: 170.4 | 120.6

Pre-EVA BP: 112/76 | 98/70

Post-EVA BP: 120/82 | 106/76
Pre-EVA SpO2: 97% | 96%
Post-EVA SpO2: 93% | 97%

Pre-EVA HR: 67 | 77
Post-EVA HR: 93 | 66
Max Perceived Physical Exertion (1-10): 5 | 5

Max Perceived Mental Exertion (1 (low effort)-10(max concentration)): 1 | 3

Max Perceived Emotional Distress (1 (no distress) – 10(very distressed)): 3 | 2
HR@Max Perceived Exertion: 126 | 136
SpO2 @ Max Perceived Exertion: N/A | 96%
Adequate Pre-Hydration: No | No
Adequate Sun-Protection: Yes | Yes
Subjective Comments: GPS would be really useful | Sunglasses fogged up

(4) Visor Fogging Study – Data Collected

Parameters Choose an option XO HSO EVA Time Morning/Afternoon? AM AM Weather Complete/Partial Overcast Or Clear Clear Clear EVA Suit type One/two piece 1 1 Did the visor fog? Yes/no N N Did the visor fog clear? Yes/no N/A N/A How much did the fog limit visibility? 1-10; clear-opaque N/A N/A What were you doing when it fogged? N/A N/A Did it fog more quickly with exertion? Yes/no N/A N/A What was your exertion level? 1-10; blinking eyes-heart attack N/A N/A How long was the visor fogged? Minutes N/A N/A Did you feel air flow within helmet? Yes/no Rarely Y

EVA Report – April 23rd

Sol 1 Crew 193
EVA 1 Summary
Earth-Date April 23 2018

EVA Gold Crew Members – Gold001 (XO Campbell) / Gold004 (HSO Pandya) (Informally: “Team Canada”)

EVA Objectives – Summary

  1. Marble RItual – Accomplished
  2. Scouting and Mapping of Emergency Shelter Sites – Mapped, see below / Raw data here
  3. Exploration – Accomplished (See below)
  4. EVA Comfort, Well-Being, Safety and Optimization Study / Raw data here
  5. Visor Fogging Study – Data collected / Raw data here
  6. MAG Study – Not collected.

ATVs Used

  • Manual gear-shift (red)
  • Blue ATV #1
  • No issues noted

Safety Measures & Preparation

  • Sunscreen/Sun protection – Yes/Medical Exemptions for UV eye-protection provided
  • Adequate hydration – Yes
  • Adequate protection – Flightsuit/footwear/visor/glove precautions – Yes

EVA Objectives – Details

  1. Marble Ritual – Accomplished, no unforeseen events.
  2. Scouting and Mapping of Emergency Shelter Sites:
Omar’s Haven The Rock Slides
Accessibility
  • Far (see map below)
  • Requires moderate level climbing
  • At Marble’s Ritual
  • Immediately accessible
Location
  • See map below (lower blue dot)
  • 4251500N, 518750E
  • See map below (top blue dot)
  • 4250600N, 518700E
Suitability
  • Wind storm: Appropriate
  • Radiation event: RTB suggested
  • Incapacitated crew member: Appropriate

Wind storm: Appropriate Radiation event: RTB suggested Incapacitated crew member: Appropriate PhotodocumentationYY Next crew able to find shelters based on description/markers/photodocumentation

  1. Exploration:
  • Distance covered by foot – 6km
  • Steps – 8,000

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  1. EVA Comfort, Well-Being, Safety and Optimization Study (See below)
G001 G004
Time of Day AM AM
Pre-EVA Weight N/A N/A
Post-EVA Weight 172.4lbs 126.4lbs
Pre-EVA BP N/A N/A
Post-EVA BP N/A N/A
Pre-EVA SpO2 N/A N/A
Post-EVA SpO2 N/A N/A
Pre-EVA HR N/A N/A
Post-EVA HR N/A N/A
Max Perceived Physical Exertion (1-10) 6-7 8
Max Perceived Mental Exertion (1 (low effort)-10 (max concentration)) 7-8 3
Max Perceived Emotional Distress (1 (no distress)-10 (very distressed)) 1 1
HR @ Max Perceived Exertion 117 108
Max HR 126 N/A
Sp02 at Max Perceived Exertion N/A 91%

Subjective Improvements for Future EVAs

  • Secure ear-pieces, long hair and sun-protection better
  • Pre-EVA blister prevention suggested prior to next EVA

Sol 1 Crew 193
EVA 2 Summary
Earth-Date April 23 2018

EVA Gold Crew Members – Gold00 (CO Patil-Sabale) / Gold03 (CE Attig)/ Gold05 (CGA Shear)

EVA Objectives – Summary

  1. Marble Ritual – Accomplished
  2. Scouting and Mapping of Emergency Shelter Sites – Mapped, see below
  3. Exploration – Accomplished (See below)
  4. EVA Comfort, Well-Being, Safety and Optimization Study
  5. Emergency rescue of stranded astronomer
  6. Repaired and set up the road sign with existing tools

ATVs Used

  • Blue ATV #1, 2, 3
  • No issues noted

Safety Measures & Preparation

  • Sunscreen/Sun protection – Yes
  • Adequate hydration – Yes
  • Adequate protection – Flightsuit/footwear/visor/glove precautions – Yes

EVA Objectives – Details

  1. Marble Ritual – Accomplished, no unforeseen events.
  2. Scouting and Mapping of Emergency Shelter Sites:
Mountain Goat Trail Galileo Road
Accessibility
  • Not immediately accessible, some walking from Miracle Ritual
  • Not immediately accessible, takes some driving
Location
  • 4251000N, 520000E
  • 4252000N, 519000E
Suitability
  • Wind storm: Appropriate
  • Radiation event: RTB suggested
  • Incapacitated crew member: Appropriate
· Wind storm: Appropriate
· Radiation event: RTB suggested
· Incapacitated crew member: Appropriate
Photodocumentation Y Y
Next crew able to find shelters based on description/markers/photodocumentation

3. Exploration:

  • Distance covered by foot – 6.4 km
  • Steps – 8,000

4. EVA Comfort, Well-Being, Safety and Optimization Study (See below)

G00 G03 G05
Time of Day PM PM PM
Pre-EVA Weight 140.2 lbs 222.6 lbs 145.6 lbs
Post-EVA Weight 139.4 lbs 219.4 lbs 144.2 lbs
Pre-EVA BP 126/98 162/110 120/82
Post-EVA BP 118/80 128/88 120/100
Pre-EVA SpO2 97% 93% 95%
Post-EVA SpO2 94% 91% 92%
Pre-EVA HR 84 91 89
Post-EVA HR 103 120 96
Max Perceived Physical Exertion (1-10) 7 7 5
Max Perceived Mental Exertion (1 (low effort)-10 (max concentration)) 1 3 4
Max Perceived Emotional Distress (1 (no distress)-10 (very distressed)) 1 1 1
HR @ Max Perceived Exertion 164 150 127
Max HR
Sp02 at Max Perceived Exertion 98% 98% 95%

Subjective Improvements for Future EVAs

  • Secure ear-pieces, hair and sun-protection better
  • Pre-EVA blister prevention suggested prior to next EVA
  • Secure sunglasses

EVA Report – April 20th

EVA Report

EVA #18

20 Apr 2018 – Sol 12

Crew members: Richard Blakeman, Ashok Narayanamoorthi

Objectives: Exploratory reconnaissance of Cactus Road (Route 1104), continued testing of helmet fogging study and hydration pack.

Operations:
0800-1100

Narrative: Conducted an exploratory reconnaissance of Cactus Road (Route 1104) via Galileo Road (Route 1104). Stopped at interesting geologic formations for detailed examination and to collect video and photo imagery. Conduct both mounted and dismounted EVA.

Vehicles
Blue ATVs #1 and #2

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EVA #19

20 April 2018 – Sol 12

Crew Members: Richard Blakeman, Ashok Narayanamoorthi

Objectives: Exploratory reconnaissance of Reservoir Dam, Tank Wash, and Factory Butte View. Continued testing of helmet fogging study and hydration pack.

Operations:
1500-1800

Narrative: Conducted an exploratory reconnaissance of the Reservoir Dam, Tank Wash, and Factory Butte View regions. The EVA was conducted using a combination of ATV and dismounted scouting. Stopped to examine multiple geologic formations and collected video and photo imagery.

Vehicles
Blue ATVs #3 and #4