Crew 206 EVA Report 26-Feb-2019
Author: Cerise Cuny
Purpose of EVA: This EVA was supposed to allow us to do some maintenance on the LOAC (battery level and rain protection). In addition to that, we wanted to go on a long hike to compare the actual space suits to the one our crew is developing.
Start time: 9:06 am
End time: 11:20 am
Narrative: After the 5 minute depressurization, we checked the water levels and the rovers’ batteries. At 9:16 am the engineering check was over and we took the rovers to go to the LOAC location. We changed the battery and improved the water protection on the LOAC. When that job was done, at 9:26, we didn’t take the rovers immediately because we saw a car moving ahead of us, probably the CNN filming crew. After asking the hab to sort the issue with Atila, we decided to change our plans and go to the north. We stopped at 9:46 am at 518545/4253080 to go for an exploration walk. We found the landscape really interesting and were surprised that the canyon we walked in wasn’t named on the map. There was a light shower but it was so short that we didn’t have time to go back to the rovers and I decided that it wasn’t necessary to go back to the hab. When we got to the rovers (10:46) we decided to keep exploring around Reservoir because CNN filming crew was still in the hab. At 11:05 we took the rovers back to Pouce corner and when the HabComm Team assured us the CNN filming crew was gone, we went back to the hab and entered the airlock.
Coordinates (use UTM NAD27 CONUS): 518500/425700 (LOAC and Weather Station), 518545/4253080 (first exploration stop), 518545/4252800 (Reservoir)
Participants: Jérémy Auclair (CMD), Benjamin Auzou (COMMS), Cerise Cuny (HSO, EVA leader), Gaspard Thieulin (NG)
Road(s) and routes per MDRS Map : Entrance Road , Cow Dung Road
Mode of travel: Driving and Walking