EVA Report – April 19th

EVA Report

EVA #16

19 Apr 2018 – Sol 11

Crew members: Richard Blakeman, Ashok Narayanamoorthi, Victoria Varone

Objectives:
Exploratory reconnaissance of area around Habitat. Continued conducting of helmet fogging study and test of experimental hydration system.

Operations:
0800-1200

Narrative:
Performed a geological survey and hike of Hab Ridge Road, which provided outstanding views from every angle. Continued testing helmet fogging study, noting intensity of fogging (if any) in helmets periodically throughout EVA, especially during periods of higher exertion. We checked the hydration prototype. Walked all the way around the ridge road, climbed down, and took in the beautiful scenery on the way back to the hab.

Vehicles
None

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EVA #16

19 April 2018 – Sol 11

Crew Members: Joe Dituri, Andreea Radulescu

Objectives: Changed to engineering EVA to complete necessary tasks in the RAM and around the hab.

Operations:
1400-1800

Narrative: Checked the water tank in the RAM and loaded it to the trailer. Cleaned the RAM area. Crew was not feeling optimal after moving heavy items. Considering the crew safety, EVA was terminated earlier than the scheduled timing

Vehicles
None

EVA Report – April 18th

EVA Report

EVA #14

18 Apr 2018 – Sol 10

Crew members: Richard Blakeman, Ashok Narayanamoorthi, Victoria Varone
Objectives:
– Exploration reconnaissance of Lith Canyon Region for geology and terrain accessibility.
– Continue research on anti-fogging treatments by switching from two-piece spacesuits to one-piece spacesuits.
– Test hydration pack

Operations:
0800-1200

Narrative:

Performed an exploratory reconnaissance of Lith Canyon Region (Route 1106) to conduct geologic survey and collect imagery. Additionally, evaluated spacesuit visors for fogging study as well as conducted operational field testing of an experimental hydration system. Conducted preliminary terrain reconnaissance of Murphy Canyon region to pass vital information to upcoming EVA for follow up crew.

Vehicles
Rovers Spirit, Deimos, and Curiosity

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EVA #15

18 April 2018 – Sol 10

Crew Members: Joe Dituri, Andreea Radulescu

Objectives: Take Lowell Rd till we got to the base of 1106. We the proceeded south and walked the ridge line until the end.

Operations:
1400-1800

Narrative: This is absolutely the most beautiful part of the exploration. We walked to the end of the ridge…made our way down to the basin…Then proceeded down the water spill way which was another 30-50 feet down. Proceeding south we followed the water spillway until it turned almost due west…then proceeded north and then proceeded NW up the water spillway. We basically encircled Murphy’s Canyon as marked on the map in total. Almost 5 miles of hiking and several hundred foot change in elevation.

Vehicles
Rover Opportunity with two crew in it

EVA Report – April 17th

EVA Report

EVA #12

17 Apr 2018 – Sol 8

Crew members: Richard Blakeman, Ashok Narayanamoorthi

Objectives:
Conduct an exploratory reconnaissance of 1101 weather permitting. Additionally, continue anti-fogging experiments under varying exertions.

Operations:
0730-1030

Narrative: We proceeded through the route 1101 and were cautiously treading the path in the ATV. We went past the ridges all the way to the fence. Enroute hiked over the ridges and did coms check across the line of sight. Evaluated ATV riding in spacesuit with incremental difficulty in driving.

Vehicles
Blue ATVs #1 and #3

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EVA #13

17 April 2018 – Sol 8

Crew Members: Joe Dituri, Andreea Radulescu

Objectives: To explore the east ridge near white moon road 1572 and to the east. There was some indication that part of our science projects crashed there. Also we will be testing two piece vs. one piece suits for longer duration missions.

Operations:
1500-1800

Narrative: We proceeded north on Lowell but did not see a sign for 1572….We missed it but turned around and found what we think was 1572. Explored the east side and this is the most red section similar to what Mars may look like. Great area. We also explored the area slightly south of that road and east. Need to explore north of that road because it gets more dramatic there.

Vehicles
Red ATV and Blue ATV #2

EVA Report – April 16th

EVA Report

EVA #10 – 16Apr2018 – Sol 8

Crew members: Joe Dituri, Abdreea Radulescu, Victoria Varone

Objectives:
To hike along the ridge and see the overview of the hab as well as compare fogging of suits with heavy exertion.

Operations:
0730-1030

Narrative: Three crew members took a hike along walking path 1103. This was hard work and fogged the suits badly. We walked up the ridge and then proceeded to the far ridge to the west but we did not achieve it .

Vehicles
None

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EVA #11 16 April 2018 – Sol 8
Crew Members: Richard Blakeman and Ashok Narayanamoorthi.

Objectives: Originally planned to explore south Lowell road and near route 1101. Scrubbed mission for safety and high winds.

Operations: 1500-1600

Narrative: Took Diemos Rover and put both crew in the rover to deliver the mouse to a distance far enough away so that he would not come back…

Vehicles
Diemos Rover

EVA Report – April 15th

EVA Report

EVA #9 – 15Apr2018 – Sol 7

Crew members: Richard Blakeman, Ashok Narayanamoorthi, Andreea Radulescu, Victoria Varone

Objectives:

To simulate a medical emergency requiring evacuation while on an EVA. Additional objective is to tow an ATV using an ATV.

Operations:
1230-1500

Narrative: Two crew members went out on EVA and called in a medical emergency. The doctor was dispatched and an extra crew member stayed IVO the HAB to support the single crew member left inside the HAB or the doctor as required given a 5 person crew.

Upon RTB we faked an ATV with a problem which could not be fixed. The crew the practiced towing the ATV into the compound.

Vehicles
Blue ATVs #1 and #2, Rover Spirit

EVA Report – April 15th

EVA Report

EVA #9 – 15Apr2018 – Sol 7

Crew members: Richard Blakeman, Ashok Narayanamoorthi, Andreea Radulescu, Victoria Varone

Objectives:

To simulate a medical emergency requiring evacuation while on an EVA. Additional objective is to tow an ATV using an ATV.

Operations:
1230-1500

Narrative: Two crew members went out on EVA and called in a medical emergency. The doctor was dispatched and an extra crew member stayed IVO the HAB to support the single crew member left inside the HAB or the doctor as required given a 5 person crew.

Upon RTB we faked an ATV with a problem which could not be fixed. The crew the practiced towing the ATV into the compound.

Vehicles
Blue ATVs #1 and #3, Rover Spirit

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