EVA Report – April 27th

Crew 265 EVA Report 27Apr2022

EVA # 3

Author: Levesque

Purpose of EVA: Conduct communications testing to the south of the Hab.

Start time: 0930
End time: 1145

Narrative: The team proceeded south from the Hab on Spirit and Perseverance to Kissing Camel Ridge, where it conducted its first radio check. From there, the crew split into two teams on foot, with two members proceeding on the south side of the West Ridge, and two headings on the south side of the East Ridge. While on foot, the teams conducted radio checks on both the repeater frequency and on a Hab frequency to test the ability of both to contact the Hab. GPS locations of these checks were captured by the HabCom in a log for later mapping. Both teams then returned to their rovers and continued south to Zubrin’s Head as the final check of the communications test before returning to the Hab.

Destination: Kissing Camel Ridge East and West and Zubrin’s Head

Coordinates: UTM NAD27 CONUS 0518292 4249252 (Kissing Camel Ridge); 519533 4248058 (Zubrin’s Head)

Participants: Levesque, Laude, Blanco, Licea

Road(s) and Routes per MDRS map: Cow Dung Road and return

Mode of Travel: Spirit and Perseverance and on foot