Crew 222 EVA Report 18-Feb-2020
EVA # 2
Author: Nicolas Bourdeaud
Purpose of EVA: Install the electric field sensor (named MegaARES). Start time: 9:26am
End time: 11:01am
After the first steps on Mars for three of us, we checked all rovers status and the static tank level.
Then we decided to check the ATV’s batteries. Three of them started more or less easily. After 5 minutes, as we did not succeed in switching on the last one, I decided to give up, and to let this issue for the engineer’s EVA of tonight.
Then we moved to the place we needed to set the experiment, the same we chose yesterday, for the weather station and the LOAC.
One team began by changing the LOAC’s battery.
The installation of the MegaARES has been successfully carried out. We came back earlier than what we had planned.
Destination: plane area approximately 500m away from the Hab, along Cow Dung Road (same than yesterday)
Coordinates (use UTM NAD27 CONUS): 12S 0518494 4250679
Participants: Nicolas Bourdeaud (HSO), Benjamin Auzou (CO), Marie Bochard (Journalist), Eishi Kim (AST)
Road(s) and routes per MDRS Map: Cow Dung Road
Mode of travel: Driving (needed for material transport)