Sol Summary – February 2nd

Crew 240 Sol Summary Report 02Feb2022

Sol: 2

Summary Title: Always walk before you run.

Author’s name: Clément Plagne

Mission Status: Business as usual, getting into the rhythm

Sol Activity Summary: The morning was dedicated to setting up two out of three pieces of our atmospheric equipment: the LOAC (an aerosol particle counter) and its associated weather station – our electric field instrument had a piece of it misplaced on our way there, and will need a little handiwork to get back into a usable state. Installation was slowed down by the fact that the weather station had many parts of its setup that we didn’t handle as well as we wished, and it’ll need touching upon a further EVA.

Inside the Hab, Julie has been working on a way to clean up some of the water we use, so we can reuse some of it on non-crucial things. This eventually required us to custom print some pieces with our 3D printer. Getting that one working well was another tedious task, which we barely accomplished by the end of the day.

In the meantime, Pierre finalized data analysis on his 3D map of the North Ridge and concluded that he needed another go at it to get more usable data. On the good news side, our Engineer fixed up my spacesuit handily.

In all, things have had some trouble getting going. This is as expected for this sort of mission – this is a big, clunky machine we’re getting going! We’ll go on and improve as we go along with it.

Look Ahead Plan: Getting our first 3D printed parts out, getting a better 3D map of the Hab ridge, and getting some data from the atmospheric experiments.

Anomalies in work: We mistakenly plugged our rovers back in after today’s EVA, and didn’t check the SOC frequently enough, leading to the level getting abnormally low, that Atila fixed. We’ve modified procedures and set up new ones to ensure this doesn’t occur again.

Weather: Cloudy, but felt warm on EVA.

Crew Physical Status: All is well

EVA: Occurred without any anomalies, was a near-total success

Reports to be filed: Sol Summary, HSO Report, Ops Report, Journalist Report, EVA Report, EVA Request, Pictures

Support Requested: None