EVA Report – April 14th

EVA Report

EVA #9 – 14Apr2018 – Sol 6

Crew members: Richard Blakeman, Ashok Narayanamoorthi

Objectives:

To explore the Kissing Camel Ridge – West region. Conducted
reconnaissance and survey mission of the geology and communications capability with primary habitat. Continued the mission to explore Zubrin’s Head.

Operations:
0800-1100

Narrative:
Two person EVA to explore a new site and further explore one already seen. Going over sites we’ve already been to always reveals something new and exciting.

Vehicles
Blue ATVs #1 and #3
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EVA Report

EVA #10 – 14Apr2018 – Sol 6

Crew members: Joe Dituri, Andreea Radulescu, Victoria Varone
Objectives:
– Explore Road 1104 and the surrounding area
– Hab skirt removal upon return

Operations:
1500 – 1800

Narrative:
Three person team explored the road and stopped several times to explore the interesting structures. Some of the hiking was difficult which assisted in the fogging study.

Vehicles
Red ATV, Blue ATV #2, Curiosity Rover

EVA Report – April 13th

EVA Report

EVA #7 – 12Apr2018 – Sol 5 ‒ Cancelled due to mix-up in schedule

Crew members: Joe Dituri, Ashok Narayanamoorthi, Victoria Varone

Objectives:
N/A

Operations:
None

Narrative:
None

Vehicles
None
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EVA Report

EVA #8 – 13Apr2018 – Sol 5

Crew members: Richard Blakeman, Andreea Radulescu

Objectives:
– Check out Kissing Camels site
– RAM activities upon return
– Hab survey upon return

Operations:
1500 – 1800

Narrative:
Explored the region and confirmed ability to establish base comms when at the top of the ridge. Found evidence of missing crew member and produced for discussion with team. Proceeded into the RAM upon return to further clean the water tank and then looked at the skirt of the HAB to find out what is required to repair.

Vehicles
– Blue ATV #1
– Blue ATV #3

EVA Report – 12 April 2018

EVA #6 – 12Apr2018 – Sol 4

Crew members: Andreaa Radulescu, Ashok Narayanamoorthi, Richard Blakeman

Objectives:
Scout for good sites to perform medical emergency simulations.

Operations:
0845 Start EVA
0900 Surveyed URC North Site
0930 Returned to HAB at request of commander
1000 EVA end, transfer to engineering EVA.

Narrative:
This EVA was meant for scouting sites for a medical emergency situation. One site was surveyed before the crew members on the EVA were recalled to help with a repair in the HAB from damage caused by severe winds.

Vehicles
1. Blue #1
2. Blue #2
3. Blue #3
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EVA #7 – 12Apr2018 – Sol 4

Crew members: Richard Blakeman, Ashok Narayanamoorthi, Joe Dituri, Andreaa Radulescu, Victoria Varone

Objectives:
– All crew transfer to the RAM and clean and sanitize the water tank.
– Garbage pails tied to trailer as they were blowing away in the strong wind.

Operations:
1630 – 1745

Narrative:
Today’s second EVA was a productive engineering EVA. The tank is 85% cleaned and we intend to complete further final cleaning tomorrow.

Vehicles
– None

EVA Report – April 11th

EVA Report

EVA #4 – 11Apr2018 – Sol 3

Crew members: Joe Dituri, Andreaa Radulescu

Objectives:
Search and explore area of Route 1101 for wreckage

Operations:
0730 Begin EVA
0745 Arrive at Route 1101
0800 Progress ~halfway down route 1101 – Explored area
0900 Began to RTB
0910 Stopped at Zubrin’s Head because we though we saw some wreckage Explored for 10 min,
9940 Head back inside hab

Narrative:
Explored the Area of Route 1101. Climbed to the west most peek and was able to establish comms with the HAB from there. Also found metals cans in the shape of a P. Could be from our lost crew member…but not determinable. No other wreckage found. Suggest exploration elsewhere… Upon return we checked the state of the tank in RAM. We removed it and drained the excess water and then replaced in RAM in prep for cleaning more at some later date.

Vehicles
1. Red ATV
2. Blue #2
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EVA Report

EVA #5 – 11Apr2018 – Sol 3

Crew members: Richard Blakeman, Ashok Narayanamoorthi

Objectives:
– Changed to an engineering EVA to secure hab from severe high winds
– Secured hab door, hab skirt, ladders, gear drift picked up and brought inside, broken wooden railing (and shards) brought inside
– Ensure that the hab is safe for the crew to remain in.

Operations:
1630 – 1745

Narrative:
Today’s second EVA was turned into an engineering EVA due to a strong wind storm which presented an extreme safety hazard for our crew.

Vehicles
– None

EVA Report – April 10th

EVA Report

EVA #2 – 10Apr2018 – Sol 2

Crew members: Richard Blakeman, Ashok Narayanamoorthi, Victoria Varone

Objectives:
– Further explore Marble Ritual site
– Document EVA
– Examine third water tank for state of cleanliness and usability.

Operations:
0815 Begin EVA
0830 Arrive at Marble Ritual
0900 Explore surrounding areas
1000 Return to hab site
1015 Examine third hab water tank
1030 Head back inside hab

Narrative:
Today was the crew’s second EVA of our mission. Three crew members (out of 5) went to explore a nearby site and surrounding areas, obtaining a lot of documentation of interesting geologic structures and formations and searching for possible signs of life in the reddish dirt. To head back to the hab, we traveled a little further with our vehicles to check out the landscape and utilized a turning point to turn back around. Upon arriving back at the hab, the rest of our crew inside requested that we take a quick survey of our third water tank to prepare it for being moved and cleaned. After that, we went back into the hab lunch.

Vehicles
1. Spirit Rover
2. Opportunity Rover
3. Blue ATV #3

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EVA Report

EVA #3 – 10Apr2018 – Sol 2

Crew members: Joe Dituri, Andreaa Radulescu

Objectives:
– Explore a new site
– Search for missing science experiments

Operations:
1630 – Entering the airlock
1635 – Move third water tank to RAM
1645 – Lock RAM and proceed to EVA
1730 – Arrive at Camel Ridge
1830 – Leave Camel Ridge
1900 – Arrive back at the hab

Narrative:
Today’s afternoon EVA was an opportunity to explore the Martian surface a little further than we did the day before. First, we completed a task for the crew, which was to move the third external water tank into our RAM for cleaning during our next few EVAs. After locking it inside the RAM, we headed out onto the Martian surface to an area called Kissing Camel Ridge, where we hiked for the majority of our EVA. We ended up finding a small badge of our missing crew member and decided to hike further in the area. The hike used up a lot of our energy, so we capped off our EVA at a little over two hours and headed back to the hab.

Vehicles
1. Red ATV
2. Blue ATV #3

EVA Report – April 9th

EVA Report

EVA #1 – 09Apr2018 – Sol 1

Crew members: Commander Joe Dituri, GreenHab Officer Andreaa

Objectives:
– Operational check
– Water moving from Sub tank to Main tank

Operations:
1700 – Entering the airlock
1700 – EVA Begin
1713 – Arrive at Marble Ritual
1739 – Approaching airlock
1740 – Enter airlock
1741 – Enter hab, EVA complete.

Narrative:
Today was the crew’s first EVA of our mission. Two crew members (out of 5) went on a short EVA to test out an ATV and Rover and familiarize themselves with the Martian landscape.

Vehicles
1. Demios Rover
2. Blue ATV #1

EVA Report – April 06th

EVA Report

EVA #16 – 6 Apr 2018 – Sol13
Crew members: Yusuke Murakami (EVA leader), Miho Tsukishiro, Fumiei Morisawa, Kai Takeda (HABCOM)

Objectives:
– Operational check
– Scouting EVA by the Officers
– The SIM finish ceremony of Crew191

Operations:
10:18 – Entering into the airlock
10:21 – Depressurize finish, Operational check
10:29 – EVA start
13:02 – Put the HABCOM Radio into the Airlock
13:04 – Depressurize start of the Airlock
13:07 – Depressurize finish, Switch the HABCOM to EVA team
13:12 – Pressurize start of the Airlock
13:15 – Pressurize finish, HAB Crew entering into the Airlock
13:19 – Pressurize start of MARS
13:22 – Back to the Earth: Our SIM finish

Narrative:
Today’s EVA is a kind of a party given in appreciation of the our officers of Crew191 (Miho, Fumiei) service from the commander (Yusuke). Because Miho and Fumiei have withstood heavy pressure during this mission. Their expressions showed that this EVA will be a pleasant memory for the officers and of course for the commander. Yusuke was beside oneself with taking a officers’ picture with his camera. Their expression was so beautiful. After the EVA, we performed an closing ceremony of our SIM. Please read the operations above, then you could imagine our tricks!! We are all safely back to the Earth.

Vehicles
– Spirit (Miho), Curiosity (Yusuke), Deimos (Fumiei)

EVA Report – April 05th

EVA Report

EVA – 5 Apr 2018 – Sol12
Crew members: Wataru Okamoto (EVA leader) ,Yusuke Murakami, Fumiei Morisawa (HABCOM)

Objectives: 3 dimension survey

Operations:
9:57 – Depressurize start
9:59 – Depressurize abort finish
10:01 – Re-Pressurize finish
10:07 – Depressurize start
10:10 – Depressurize start of the Airlock of RAM
10:11- EVA start
11:08 – Drone operation is finished
11:20 – Pressurize start
11:23 – Pressurize finished

Destination: Hab Area

Narrative:
Today we made 3 dimension model survey around the HAB. We flew the drone. We flew out of the prohibited area from the Hanksvill airport. Home position of Drone was on the hill behind the RAMM. We test basic mode at the beginning. After that we accomplished 3 dimension survey twice.

Vehicles
No

EVA Report – April 05th

EVA Report

EVA #15 – 5th April 2018 – Sol 12
Crew members: Kai Takeda (EVA leader), Makoto Kawamura, Venzha Christ

Objectives:
– Observing plants and lichens

Operations:
13:32– Entering the airlock
13:35–Depressurize finished, Operational check started
13:55–Leaving the Hab, EVA started by pedestrinan
14:25–Arriving at destination(Merble Ritual)
15:01–Leaving Merble Ritual
15:01 – Back to the Hab
15:30 – Enter the Airlock
15:33 – Pressurize finished

Narrative:
I fulfilled my dream of observing plants and lichens around MDRS.
It is really thanks for my crew mate. The purpose of EVA was to examine psychological influence from plants to EVA members through observing plants. As a method of observing plants, we drew pictures of plants. I will send a questionnaires to EVA members about their change of interest in plants later on.

Vehicles
– None

EVA Report – April 4th

Hi CapCom,

this is the EVA #13 Report on sol 11.
*today we sent also EVA #12 Report.

Best,
Miho XO crew191

EVA Report

EVA #13 – 4 Apr 2018 – Sol11
Crew members: Yusuke Murakami (EVA leader), Makoto Kawamura, Fumiei Morisawa

Objectives:
– Operational check (ATV)
– Cleaning the small water tank (Hab Car)
– Cleaning the white water tank and restore the tank

Operations:
13:54 – Entering the airlock
13:57 – EVA start, Operational check
14:00 – Depressurize start of RAM
14:03 – Depressurize finish of RAM
14:30 – Pressurize start of RAM
14:33 – Pressurize finish of RAM, start cleaning the tank
15:19 – Depressurize start of the Airlock of RAM
15:22 – Depressurize finish of the Airlock of RAM, MK and FM go outside the RAM
15:24 – MK and FM Entering the airlock
15:27 – Enter HAB
15:37 – Entering the airlock
15:40 – EVA start, go to RAM
15:45 – Pressurize start of the Airlock of RAM
15:48 – Pressurize finish of the Airlock of RAM
16:27 – Depressurize start of RAM
16:30 – Depressurize finish of RAM
16:56 – YM and FM deriverd the small tank to Shannon by Spirit
17:05 – Back to the HAB, restore the white tank
17:40 – Entering the airlock
17:43 – Enter HAB

Narrative:
Today was a bit tough day. We have to finish clean up the small tank of Hab Car and the white tank, and also have to restore them. If we could finish as soon as possible, means the prospect of reopening the water system will be certain. It takes much time to complete this task inside a sultry RAM, but we finally did it, what’s more in SIM. We live a full Mars life.

Vehicles
– Spirit