Sol Summary – April 26th

Crew 265 Sol Summary Report 04/26/22
Sol: 2
Summary Title: First full Sol on Mars
Author’s Name: Marc Levesque, Crew Commander

Mission Status: Nominal

Sol Activity Summary:

Crew 265 began its first full day on Mars with a full course of project activities during two EVAs. During the morning, the crew set up a radio repeater on North Ridge to begin testing its capabilities for the communications project. The climb up North Ridge was steep in sections, but the team was able to reach the site despite carrying several pieces of heavy equipment.

The entire EVA took only two hours to accomplish the task, well under the amount of time planned. The repeater was then operational for the afternoon EVA that tested radio communications with the Hab to the east in Candor Chasma. Prior to that, the EVA team also ascended The Peanut to conduct a mapping project objective to determine mapping datum accuracy. Despite some issues with the project radios, results so far from using the repeater are encouraging.

Look Ahead Plan: One EVA is planned for tomorrow to test the radio repeater at Kissing Camel Ridge and Zubrin’s Head. The Smart Home energy project will also commence at the Hab, while the Social Media project will continue there as well.

Anomalies in work: None

Crew Physical Status: Good.

EVA: None

Reports to be filed:

Sol Summary
Operations Report
HSO Report
Crew Journalist
EVA Request
EVA Reports
Pictures and Picture of the Day

Support Requested: None