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

EVA Report – December 31st

EVA #: 6

Author: Cesare Guariniello

Purpose of EVA: weather observation project; EVA and EMU evaluation project

Start time: 9:57
End time: 12:01

Narrative: Cesare, Ben, and Shefali drove to the north side of Kissing Camel range, where Ben took radio measurements and Cesare proposed potential scenarios for crew decision-making.

After collecting a few rock samples, the crew drove the rovers to the south of the range, which is exposed and clear of snow.

More radio measurements were taken, and the crew could climb the south side of the West Kissing Camel range. On the way back, Ben took more radio measurements along the first ridge south of the habitat.

Destination: Kissing Camel

Coordinates (use UTM NAD27 CONUS): 12S 518300, 4249000

EVA Participants: Cesare Guariniello, CMD; Ben Durkee, JOU Shefali Rana, HSO

Road(s) and routes per MDRS Map: Cow Dung Road to the south of Kissing Camel Range

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

Vehicles Used: Curiosity and Spirit

EVA #: 7

Author: Pat Pesa

Purpose of EVA: crew decision-making evaluation and radio measurements (during transfers); seismic measurements to evaluate subsurface layers (once at destination); EVA and EMU evaluation (once back in habitat)

Start time: 12:49

End time: 14:57

Narrative: Luz Ma and Pat took the Curiosity and Spirit rovers to just south of Kissing Camel range to the Hippo formation. Pat set up his Seismic equipment with the help of Luz Ma (lots of untangling wires) and started recording data.
It is a quite fun experiment because, after the tedious setup, you get to "smack" the ground with a sledgehammer to generate waves for the geophones to pick up! After these tests, Luz Ma continued her Climate and Weather readings, and we embarked on a short journey near the area.

Besides the overabundance of slushy snow and mud, the EVA was greatly successful and led to some great science and exploration.

Destination: South of Kissing Camel along Cow Dung Rd

Coordinates (use UTM NAD27 CONUS): 12S 51900, 4248600

EVA Participants: Pat Pesa, GEO; Luz Ma Agudelo, ENG

Road(s) and routes per MDRS Map: Cow Dung Road to the northwest of Zubrin’s head

Mode of travel: Driving and walking

Vehicles Used: Curiosity and Spirit

EVA Report – December 23rd

  

EVA #1

Author: Shefali Rana

Start time: 11.20 AM

End time: 12.16 AM

Narrative: Team conducted a training EVA for Marble Ritual. Crew members collected and loaded rock samples at the collection baskets on Cow Dung Road. CMD and JOU went up the ridge and explored the vantage point. Post survey, CMD, HSO, and JOU came down the trail and dislodged some rocks for analysis. The trip back was led by Spirit followed by Curiosity.

Destination: Marble Ritual

Coordinates (use UTM NAD27 CONUS): 12S 518700 4250800

Participants: Cesare (CMD), Shefali (HSO), Ben (JOU)

Road(s) and routes as per MDRS Map: Cow Dung Road

Mode of travel: Spirit and Curiosity

EVA #2

Author: Shefali Rana

Start time: 12.36 PM

End time: 1.20 PM

Narrative: Team conducted an egress/ ingress training EVA for Marble Ritual. Crew members collected and loaded rock samples at the collection baskets on Cow Dung Road. ENG and GEO went on the trail by the ridge and led the way back to Hab with Spirit leading the way.

Destination: Marble Ritual

Coordinates (use UTM NAD27 CONUS): 12S 518700 4250800

Participants: LuzMa (ENG), Pat (GEO)

Road(s) and routes as per MDRS Map: Cow Dung Road

Mode of travel: Spirit and Curiosity


Shefali Rana

HSO

Crew 218

EVA Report – December 23rd

  


EVA #1

Author: Shefali Rana

Start time: 11.20 AM

End time: 12.16 AM

Narrative: Team conducted a training EVA for Marble Ritual. Crew members collected and loaded rock samples at the collection baskets on Cow Dung Road. CMD and JOU went up the ridge and explored the vantage point. Post survey, CMD, HSO, and JOU came down the trail and dislodged some rocks for analysis. The trip back was led by Spirit followed by Curiosity.

Destination: Marble Ritual

Coordinates (use UTM NAD27 CONUS): 12S 518700 4250800

Participants: Crew CMD, HSO, JOU

Road(s) and routes as per MDRS Map: Cow Dung Road

Mode of travel: Spirit and Curiosity

EVA #2

Author: Shefali Rana

Start time: 12.36 PM

End time: 1.20 PM

Narrative: Team conducted an egress/ ingress training EVA for Marble Ritual. Crew members collected and loaded rock samples at the collection baskets on Cow Dung Road. ENG and GEO went on the trail by the ridge and led the way back to Hab with Spirit leading the way.

Destination: Marble Ritual

Coordinates (use UTM NAD27 CONUS): 12S 518700 4250800

Participants: Crew ENG, GEO

Road(s) and routes as per MDRS Map: Cow Dung Road

Mode of travel: Spirit and Curiosity

Shefali Rana

HSO

Crew 218

EVA Report – December 22nd

  



Crew 218 EVA Request 22-DEC-2019

EVA #: 1

Today’s Date: 22 Dec 2019

Requested EVA Date: 23 Dec 2019

Requested start time for EVA: 11:00

Requested end time for EVA: 12:15

Does weather report support EVA at this time? Yes

Purpose of EVA: Exploratory EVA to familiarize with use of space suits, use of rovers with gear, and communication procedures

Destination: Marble Ritual

Coordinates (use UTM NAD27 CONUS): E518700, N4250800 EVA Participants: Cesare Guariniello, CMD; Ben Durkee, JOU; Shefali Rana, HSO

Road(s) and routes per MDRS Map: Cow Dung Road, then walk East towards Marble Ritual

Mode of travel: Driving and walking

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

EVA #: 2

Today’s Date: 22 Dec 2019

Requested EVA Date: 23 Dec 2019

Requested start time for EVA: 12:45

Requested end time for EVA: 14:00

Does weather report support EVA at this time? Yes

Purpose of EVA: Exploratory EVA to familiarize with use of space suits, use of rovers with gear, and communication procedures

Destination: Marble Ritual

Coordinates (use UTM NAD27 CONUS): E518700, N4250800 EVA Participants: Pat Pesa, GEO; LuzMa Agudelo, ENG

Road(s) and routes per MDRS Map: Cow Dung Road, then walk East towards Marble Ritual

Mode of travel: Driving and walking

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

EVA #: 3

Today’s Date: 22 Dec 2019

Requested EVA Date: 23 Dec 2019

Requested start time for EVA: 14:30

Requested end time for EVA: 15:45

Does weather report support EVA at this time? Yes

Purpose of EVA: Exploratory EVA to familiarize with use of space suits and communication procedures. One crew member cannot perform EVA on rovers, therefore this EVA is to let him familiarize with EVAs with the traditional expedition to Marble Ritual, but on foot

Destination: Marble Ritual

Coordinates (use UTM NAD27 CONUS): E518700, N4250800 EVA Participants: Cesare Guariniello, CMD; Jonathan Buzan, SCI

Road(s) and routes per MDRS Map: Cow Dung Road, then walk East towards Marble Ritual

Mode of travel: Walking

Vehicles you will be using (If applicable): None

Please note the reason for request of third EVA.

Cesare

Commander, MDRS 218

EVA Report – December 12th

  

Crew 217 EVA Report
11 Dec 2019

Ann Rockett

EVA Date: Sol 2, 12-11-19

Start time for EVA: 9:00 am

End time for EVA: 12:30 pm

Weather was clear and sunny.

Purpose of EVA:

To investigate the presence of life in water found in potholes study.
Green bands sample collection to bring back to lab for analysis and
identification.

Destination: Lith Canyon

Cow dung road Dino quarry at Lith Canyon traveling by rover and on foot

EVA Participants: Cynthia, Teresa, Kevin, Ann

Narrative:

EVA One (Ann, Cynthia, Kevin, Teresa) journeyed to Lith Canyon. One
of MDRS’s absolute rules is that one stops when the Rovers’ battery
reaches 60%. Do not pass go. Do not collect $200. Do not take the
Rover further afield when the battery reads 60%. About two-thirds
the way to Lith Canyon, Spirit’s battery read 60%. Not to be deterred,
the astronauts continued with their mission, one Rover down. Failure
was not an option.

They successfully collected water samples from three separate
potholes. They also took measured pH and temperature and took
salinity readings They also scaped rock samples from four samples from
the green sediment in the Morrison strata: one from above the green
layer, one from the green layer, one from under the green layer, and
one from a group of crystalline structures in the layer above the
green layer. Finding themselves with over 60 minutes left in their
EVA allotment of time, the group also collected gypsum samples at the
Cow Dung Road/Moon Overlook Road junction.

EVA Report – December 11th

  

Crew 217 EVA Request 12-11-19

EVA #: 3

Today’s date: Sol 2

Requested EVA Date: Sol 3, 12-12-19

Requested start time for EVA: 10:00 am

Requested end time for EVA:13:00 pm

Weather is clear and sunny supporting the requested EVA.

Purpose of EVA:

To collect ancient invertebrates for presentation to students upon
return to Earth.

Destination:

Walk from Hab up Sagan Street to Hab Ridge (destination)

Coordinates: 518,000, 4251,300 UTM

EVA Participants: Cynthia, Teresa, Kevin, Ann, Jen, Hope 

EVA Report – November 25th

  
 Crew 216 EVA Report 06-Dec-2019
EVA # 16
Author: Whittle
Purpose of EVA: Returning UV samples to Robert's Rock Garden and obtaining film footage in the area west of Zubrin's Head.
start time for EVA: 0830
end time for EVA: 1040
Narrative: Drove to Robert's Rock Garden, returned UV samples to correct locations. Continued to Zubrin's Head. Left vehicles and explored variable terrain to west of Cow Dung Road. Collected lots of footage in circular route over ridges and back along base of wash. Returned to Hab via Cow Dung Road.
Destination: West of Zubrin's Head
Coordinates (use UTM NAD27 CONUS): 12 S 0518501 4248050
EVA Participants: Whittle, Kennedy, Alexandrova
Road(s) and routes per MDRS Map:
1) Drove from Hab to Zubrin's Head (12 S 0519500 4248050) via Cow Dung Road, returning samples at Robert's Rock Garden on route
2) Explored area west of Cow Dung Road on foot, circular route around 12 S 0518501 4248050.
3) Returned to Hab via same route
Mode of travel: Curiosity, Spirit 

Crew 216 EVA Report 04Dec2019

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Crew 216 EVA Report 04-Dec-2019
EVA # 14
Author: Kennedy
Purpose of EVA: To capture film footage in support of Evgenia’s and Ho’s projects.
Start time for EVA: 0830
End time for EVA: 1030
Narrative:Left the Hab on foot with Kennedy, Alexandrova, Levesque, and Ho. We traveled due east towards Phobos peak. In transit we discovered a large dinosaur bone protruding from the side of a cliff. GPS coordinates taken and coordinated with Shannon. We then continued to the southern base of Phobos ridge. Michael stayed at the bottom to run his drone footage. We climbed to the top of the ridge with drone footage and pictures taken from the Hab. We reached the peak around 0945. After returning to the base we returned to the Hab following a more northerly route, passing by several capstone formations “mushrooms” passing in site of the marble ritual, before returning to the Hab at 1030. Both Alexandrova and Ho reported excellent footage being taken for their respective projects.
Destination:Phobos Peak
Coordinates (use UTM NAD27 CONUS): 12 S 0519319E 4250181N
EVA Participants: Alexandrova, Kennedy, Ho, Levesque
Road(s) and routes per MDRS Map:
Road(s) and routes per MDRS Map:
1) Walked to from Hab to base of Phobos Peak
2) Ascended Phobos Peak
2) Returned to Hab from Phobos Peak
Mode of travel: Foot
Vehicles used: None

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Crew 216 EVA Report 04Dec2019

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Crew 216 EVA Report 04-Dec-2019
EVA # 15
Author: Levesque
Purpose of EVA: To set up a cross-band repeater in the Crew Commander’s vehicle for an attempt to contact the International Space Station via amateur radio.
Start time for EVA: 1230
End time for EVA: 1345
Narrative: Walked to vehicle to set up radio in cross-band mode. Returned to Hab for contact attempt, and then returned to vehicle to shut down radio.
Destination: Crew Commander’s vehicle next to Outpost.
Coordinates (use UTM NAD27 CONUS): 12 S 0518364 4249273.
EVA Participants: Levesque and Lawson
Road(s) and routes per MDRS Map:
1) Walk from Hab to vehicle to set up the repeater
2) Return to Hab for contact attempt with a handheld radio
3) Return to vehicle to shut off repeater and the vehicle
Mode of travel: Foot

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