Sol Summary – March 7th

Crew 223 Sol Summary Report 07-03-2020

Sol: 6 Summary Title: Quiet biodiversity

Author’s name: Aurélien Mure – Crew Commander

Mission Status: Mid rotation

Sol Activity Summary:

The crew woke up at 6:50am. The sport session began at 7:00am. Knowing
that tomorrow will be our rest day regarding sport helped the crew to be
motivated by the session. Having a day without an exploration EVA and a
physical activity tomorrow is a good choice for the crew mental and
physical status. I don’t think it is mandatory for the scientific
purposes of our mission but it is the better way to have an efficient
and satisfying second week.
The daily EVA has been a new experience for me. Dealing with the
efficiency of communication has been interesting. We have proved that a
routine EVA can be performed with its complexity without saying a single
word. The protocol is complex to but not that hard to set up. I want to
thank Luc for having followed me on that idea. We explored the eastern
region of Reservoir Dam. The biodiversity there was completely different
from what we have been used to.
The oven has been set up outside and even without a perfect sun we
heated 600mL of water from 10°C to 67°C in 2 hours. We will give more
details in the future science reports. I have finally had time to start
working on our automatic water consumption device.

Look Ahead Plan: Taking some rest tomorrow.

Anomalies in work: None.

Weather: Mostly cloudy, rare sun lights, 0°C at 7:00am, 18°C at 3:00pm

Crew Physical Status: All crew members safe and sound.

EVA: LOAC and MegaAres batteries changed. Quiet exploration

Reports to be filed: Journalist report, Operations report, EVA request,
Green Hab report, EVA report, Astronomy report, Science report, HSO report

Support Requested: None

Sol Summary – March 06th

Crew 223 Sol Summary Report 06-03-2020

Sol: 5 Summary Title: Mid rotation is coming to fast

Author’s name: Aurélien Mure – Crew Commander

Mission Status: Everything’s fine

Sol Activity Summary:

The crew woke up at 6:50am. The sport session began at 7:00am. Our
training is made of different exercises repeated 3 times 20s on Monday
and Tuesday, twice 30s on Wednesday and Thursday and once 1min on Friday
and Saturday.
The one minute duration exercise is really exhausting for the muscles
and it was a little bit painful this morning!
During the EVA, the team has changed the batteries of the LOAC and
MegaAres and then explored North Ridge. They were truly happy about what
they saw considering their smile at the end. I think our communications
are getting better and better in EVA. That is why we worked with Luc on
a protocole enabling us to perform a non verbal communication EVA.
Florian has worked on his astronomy researches for a while. Then I
worked with Florian and Blandine on the solar oven that is ready to go
our tomorrow.
Clément and Valentin took care of some cress and radishes for our Music
for plants experiment.
Marion tried to unlock the code for our display panel.
Tonight, we realise that midrotation is arriving too fast. For me it is
a real difference as I was involved in a 3 weeks rotation last year, it
changes a lot!

Look Ahead Plan:

The non verbal EVA planned is really exciting, and the solar oven will
be set up

Anomalies in work: None.

Weather: Cloudy and Sunny alternatively, -2 at 7:00

Crew Physical Status: All crew members safe and sound.

EVA: LOAC and MegaAres batteries changed North Ridge exploration

Reports to be filed: Journalist Report, Operations report, EVA Request,
Green Hab report, EVA Report, Astronomy report

Support Requested: None

Sol Summary – March 05th

Crew 223 Sol Summary Report 05-03-2020

Sol: 4 Summary Title: Fisrt routine day

Author’s name: Aurélien Mure – Crew Commander

Mission Status: Crew 223 Routine has begun

Sol Activity Summary:

The crew woke up at 6:50am and every. The sport session began at 7:00am.
It seems that the whole team is feeling more confident with the sport
session and is improving the performances. It is good to see.
Marion was the EVA leader for the first time, she was a little bit
stressed out but she managed the EVA prep without any problem. The ATV
Honda refused to start at the beginning of the EVA. Whe chose to pick
the ATV 3 instead. We explored Candor Chasma through Stream Bed Connector.
Marion’s spacesuit was not really well set so that she lost her
earphone. We found a lot of garages there and we tried to pick it up as
much as possible.
Once arrived at the Hab we tried to start the ATV Honda manually but
without success.
Good news for the end of the morning : The Spacesuit 7 is fixed and we
have found a possible weakness on the spacesuit design that we have
fixed on the three other suits. I worked with Luc 3 hours on it, we hope
that everything will be all right tomorrow.
Florian worked on his solar imaging, Blandine and Marion on their app
displaying the schedule. We continued with another cohesion activity in
Blandine’s program.

Look Ahead Plan:

The suits are going to be tested tomorrow, we hope to go further with
our solar oven.

Anomalies in work: None.

Weather: Sunny and warm all day (-6°C at 7:00am, about 9°C at 11:00am,
6:00pm) 0m/s of wind all day

Crew Physical Status: All crew members safe and sound.

EVA: LOAC and MegaAres batteries changed Candor Chasma exploration

Reports to be filed: Journalist Report, Operations report, EVA Request,
Green Hab report, Astronomy report, EVA report

Support Requested: None

Sol Summary – March 4th

Crew 223 Sol Summary Report 04-03-2020

Sol: 3 Summary Title: I’m getting old

Author’s name: Aurélien Mure – Crew Commander

Mission Status: Crew 223 newcomers are taking responsibilities

Sol Activity Summary:

The crew woke up at 6:50am and every crewmember wished me a happy birthday, which is really pleasant to start the day. The sport session began at 7:00am. The crew physical status are getting better and everybody is now used to the workout session. The first EVA without me
has been prepared really well by all the crew. They were really autonomous and cautious. They walked to Hab Ridge. They suffered from back pain but nothing unbearable.

For the lunch I prepared for my birthday meal two pizza, and Marion cooked banana bread. With this crew, no fear of bad cook!

The crew took 30 min to play a little strategy game after lunch. Luc and I fixed the Spacesuit 10 and found solutions for SpaceSuit 7. Florian worked on the solar oven and Valentin in the GreenHab. We went through the daily session of our Human Factor experiment and the
relaxation session.

The team spirit is really outstanding in here.

Look Ahead Plan:

The long range EVA planned tomorrow is set to go further into exploration. The water monitoring system struggles to work so we need to spend time on it.

Anomalies in work: None.

Weather: Sunny and warm all day (-6°C at 7:00am, about 8°C at 11:00am, 10°C at 6:00pm) 0m/s of wind all day

Crew Physical Status: All crew members safe and sound.

EVA: HabRidge exploration completed

Reports to be filed: Journalist Report, Operations report, EVA Request,
Green Hab report, HSO Report, Astronomy report, Science report

Support Requested: None

Sol Summary – March 2nd

Crew 223 Sol Summary Report 02-03-2020

Sol: 1 Summary Title: Giant leap into martian routine

Author’s name: Aurélien Mure – Crew Commander

Mission Status: Crew 223 discovering sim

Sol Activity Summary:

The crew woke up at 6:50am as it will during the whole mission. The sport session began at 7:00am. It was the first long session for 5 members of the crew. They were really motivated and did a great workout session. We went through the breakfast as a large family! The crew took time to prepare the first EVA for an hour. In fact, Supaero crews have special EVA checklist and protocols taking time. Blandine, Clément, Luc and I went out to change the LOAC and MegaAres batteries and start exploring. We went to Marble’s Ritual and explored until Phobos Peak. It was a great training EVA and the whole crew was perfectly handling the operations.
For lunch Valentin cooked homemade pasta with fresh pesto sauce and deep fried zucchini flowers.
I think we are going to spend two amazing weeks in terms of food! In the afternoon each crew member worked on its own experiments or reports after having spent half an hour playing cards together. Then the crew started the language human factor experiment at 4:00pm. We went through the training to emergency equipment Blandine gave us.

Look Ahead Plan:

Tomorrow we will go on EVA in the morning if the weather allows it.

The EVA will be focused on familiarizing the rest of the crew to the protocoles and to the routine of battery replacement for the LOAC and MegaAres.

Anomalies in work: None

Weather: Sunny and warm all day (-2°C at 7:00am, about 11°C at 2:00pm)

Crew Physical Status: All crew members safe and sound

EVA: NA

Reports to be file: Journalist Report, Operations report, Food Inventory, EVA Request, Green Hab report

Support Requested: None

Sol Summary – March 1st

Crew 223 Sol Summary Report 01-March-2020

Sol: 0 Summary Title: Starting up with little troubles

Author’s name: Aurélien Mure – Crew Commander

Mission Status: Crew 223 ready to go on Sim

Sol Activity Summary:

Both crews woke up at 6:00 am. 222 left at 7:00, it was a strange feeling to let our friends go after having spent a single night with them. We could have talked for hours!

Valentin and I started to empty the transportation tank into the Greenhab tank with issues with pipes. The rest of the crew prepared the breakfast.

At 8:00 we were finally ready for our first sports session. It was a real pleasure to share this first crew moment and a good way to get in a good shape before the beginning of the sim.

To continue the morning Florian and I went to the LOAC and the MegaAres to change the batteries. It was an opportunity to train Florian to the LOAC procedure.

Meanwhile, Marion and Valentin went to the Hollow Mountain gas station to fill up the transportation tank. They had trouble with the tank of the Habcar but they fixed it with a little delay.

After having lunch we have been through the training from the director about the rules and the sim. We went outside to be trained to the rover and the ATV’s.

Before closing the door and beginning the sim, it is a tradition in Supaero crews to have a sincere discussion about concerns and expectations for the mission. It was a strong team-building moment.
5:45 pm: The door is closed, the MDRS pressurized, the crew ready.

The crew has started to write down reports and Valentin worked in the Greenhab to harvest some lettuce.

Look Ahead Plan:

Tomorrow will be our first day on Sim, we will go on EVA in the morning if the weather allows it.
The EVA will be focused on familiarizing the crew to the protocols and to the routine of battery replacement for the LOAC and MegaAres.

Anomalies in work: Habcar gas tank cap broken
Weather: Cloudy in the morning, about 11°C then windy (up to 14m/s) and sunny at sunset.

Crew Physical Status: All crew members safe and sound

EVA: NA

Reports to be filed: Journalist Report, Operations Report, EVA Request, Green Hab report, Crew Bios

Mission plan and Food inventory will be sent tonight or tomorrow depending on how fast we write it down.

Support Requested: None

Sol Summary – February 29th

Crew 222 Sol Summary Report 29-02-2020
Sol: 13
Summary Title: Martian friendship
Author’s name: Benjamin Auzou
Mission Status: Crew transition with Crew 223

Sol Activity Summary: We woke up at 5:30 am and enjoyed the sunrise from
Hab Ridge. Then we headed to Loa to get the HabCar back. On our way
back, we met the crew 223 in Hanksville. That was an intensoe and joyful
moment to see our friends, seven people we prepared this mission with !
Then we spend the afternoon getting water for the tanks and explaining
each member the keys of his role. We will enjoy all a burger together
tonight, our first Earth food, and their last !

Look Ahead Plan: Tomorrow we will leave the campus very early, and we
wish a very good mission to our friends of crew 223.

Anomalies in work: none
Weather: cloudy and warm
Crew Physical Status: all members safe and sound
EVA: none
Reports to be filed: Journalist report, Operations report, GreenHab
Report, Astronomy Report, Photos Report, Photo
of the day, Mission Checklist
Support Requested: nothing to report

Sol Summary Report – Feb 28th

Crew 222 Sol Summary Report 28FEB2020

Sol: 12

Summary Title: Last martian day

Author’s name: Benjamin Auzou

Mission Status: Sim ended, ready to receive crew 223

Sol Activity Summary: In the morning, the crew woke up with the last matinal workout session. Then four of us went on the last EVA, exploring the area of Copernicus. The day was very similar to our other sols, but it was the last !

In the afternoon, we cleaning the Hab in order to prepare the crew transition. At 6pm, we opened the airlock that we closed at the same hour two weeks ago. We all took a deep breath, we are back on Earth after two wonderful weeks on Mars that taught us a lot.

Look Ahead Plan:

Tomorrow, we will wake up very early to enjoy the sunrise from the ridge. Then we will prepare the arrival of crew 223, prepare them a nice martian lunch, get water and food for their rotation. This day will be intense.

Anomalies in work: none

Weather: sunny

Crew Physical Status: all members safe and sound

EVA: Exploration of Hab Ridge

Reports to be filed: Journalist report, Operations report, GreenHab Report, Astronomy Report, EVA Report, Photos Report, Photo of the day

Support Requested: nothing to report

Sol Summary Report – February 27th

Crew 222 Sol Summary Report 27-02-2020
Sol: 11
Summary Title: A calm Hab
Author’s name: Benjamin Auzou
Mission Status: all things running, and crew transition ready

Sol Activity Summary: After the matinal workout session, four of us went
on EVA to explore Candor Chasma, that was the last EVA for three of us.
In the afternoon, we worked on different activities : installation of
seeds in the culture tower, GreenHab cleaning, human factors experiments !
At 4pm, our HSO Nicolas leaved the Hab to Grand Junction and will be
back tomorrow afternoon.

Look Ahead Plan: Tomorrow will be the last day of sim, we will prepare
the arrival of our friends of the crew 223. We will also take time to
clean the station. The last EVA team of our rotation will explore the
area around Copernicus Highway.

Anomalies in work: none
Weather: sunny
Crew Physical Status: all members safe and sound
EVA: Exploration of Candor Chasma
Reports to be filed: Journalist report, Operations report, GreenHab
Report, Astronomy Report, EVA Report, EVA Request, Photos Report, Photo
of the day
Support Requested: nothing to report

Sol Summary – February 26th

Crew 222 Sol Summary Report 26-02-2020
Sol: 10
Summary Title: An other martian day
Author’s name: Benjamin Auzou
Mission Status: all things runnning, preparing the end of the rotation

Sol Activity Summary: In the morning, the crew woke up with a matinal workout session. Then four of us went on EVA to explore Hab Ridge, this. That was a calm and sunny day on Mars. In the afternoon we performed the bomb defusal cooperation game for the third time. Before the end of the afternoon, the HSO and the engineer get outside to take care of one of the ATVs. For dinner, we will taste the wonderful cucumber of the greenhab we are talking about for some days now.

Look Ahead Plan: Tomorrow, we will have our last real martian day together, because one of our crewmembers will leave tomorrow evening to get back to Earth.
We will continue the experiments and prepare the rotation with crew 223.

Anomalies in work: none
Weather: sunny
Crew Physical Status: all members safe and sound
EVA: Exploration of Hab Ridge
Reports to be filed: Journalist report, Operations report, GreenHab Report, Astronomy Report, EVA Report, EVA Request, Photos Report, Photo of the day
Support Requested: nothing to report