Sol Summary – February 11th

Crew 240 Sol Summary Report 11Feb2022

Sol: 11

Summary Title: Tirelessness

Author’s name: Clément Plagne

Mission Status: Nominal

Sol Activity Summary: Had this been a standard, two-week rotation like the one I did the first time I was at MDRS, today would basically be the time for a farewell to sim, and for planning for getting back onto good old Earth. Seen from this angle, it’s clear that I want to try to get as much done in these few remaining days as I can, while wrestling with the fatigue of the past two weeks.

There’s still a lot to work on on the atmospheric experiment side – some instruments had issues from the trip, and fixing them took a while, but it’s looking like we’ll get at least a solid week of data before handing them over to the next crew, also from Supaero. And there’s still some places to get the drones running on, and 3D maps to be made.

Meanwhile, we went to the Special Region today – far further North than I did two years ago, and there we saw a diversity of landscapes and terrain that will probably prove fascinating on Pierre’s drone shots, and, if he manages to process them as well, 3D maps. The afternoon was spent finishing up on the human research experiments, and while we’re looking forward to a slightly busy weekend, it’ll still be a time of calm in comparison.

Look Ahead Plan: Finishing up work on the atmospheric experiments we still haven’t installed yet, catching a little rest.

Anomalies in work: None to report

Weather: Shockingly warm

Crew Physical Status: All are well

EVA: One, carried out nominally

Reports to be filed: Astronomy Report, Sol Summary, HSO Report, Operations Report, Journalist Report, Crew Pictures, EVA Request, EVA Report

Support Requested: None in particular.