EVA Report February 1st

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Crew 240 EVA Report 02-01-2022

EVA #1

Author: Clément Plagne

Purpose of EVA: First in-sim EVA experience, acquaintance with procedures

Start time: 10:03

End time: 11:00

Narrative: Pre-EVA briefing went smoothly, and we drove to the spot safely and slowly. Finding my bearings with the map and getting my confidence back took a smidge more time than I expected, but we arrived at Marble Ritual without any delay. We walked on Marble Ritual, and a little bit around its rocky formation to get some bearings in the suits. Pierre felt confident enough in the suit to try and take out his drone, which I approved for a quick flight and a picture. A crew member mentioned that they were beginning to feel some back pain, and we therefore decided to call it for the walk and drive back to MDRS, which went well too. We were pleased to see that the batteries for both rovers stayed very high, as they had depleted fairly quickly on training day.

Destination: Marble Ritual

Coordinates (use UTM NAD27 CONUS): 518800 4250700

Participants: Clément Plagne, François Vinet, Pierre Fabre, Julie Levita

Road(s) and routes per MDRS Map: Entrance Road, Cow Dung Road

Mode of travel: Rovers Spirit and Opportunity, foot.