Crew 212 EVA Report 10-MAY-2019
Author: Zoe Townsend
Purpose of EVA: First testing of drones and soils collection
Start time: 15:00
End time: 17:00
Today’s EVA was to run two simultaneous experiments. The first experiment was to collect sand and rocks from various points of interest around the Hab. This is combined with the soil (red clay) collected in EVA #4. This soil, sand and rock solution will be mixed with the bacteria from radioactive regions to help with plant growth.
The second experiment was the continuation of the Drone testing, The X-5 and Tarot were tested today, the Tarot was flown around the Hab at different points that were identified as points of interest in EVA #4. Cameras on board took videos of the flight until battery issues prevented further flying. Secondly, the X-5 was flown in an empty area north of the observatory, the flight was sustained but cut short after a maneuver caused an unplanned landing.
Notes from the debriefing:
· Bring water
· Ensure that all the roles are fully defined prior to the start of the EVA
· Standardize the depressurizing time of the EVA (3 mins)
· Ensuring that there is confirmation from the Hab prior to search and recover of Drone.
Coordinates (UTM NAD27 CONUS): Sector12S Northern 4250933, Eastern 518167
EVA Participants: Hector, Vittorio (Medic), Paolo and Zoe (Commander)
Road(s) and routes per MDRS Map: 1103
Mode of travel: (walking or driving)? Walking