Sol Summary – November 7th

Sol: 8
Summary Title: Troubleshooting the Space Suits
Author’s Name: Cristina Vazquez Reynel, Crew Exec Officer and HSO
Mission Status: Nominal
Sol Activity Summary: Our crew woke up at 8:00 am and while having breakfast, Cristina had her last Latency Governed Messaging session. The day started in the ScienceDome, the crew analyzed the salinity of the soil collected in previous EVAs and started creating a map that will indicate the salinity in each area surrounding the MDRS.
For the rest of the morning, the crew continued with the troubleshooting of the EVA suits following the instructions from Mission Support. After a few iterations of measuring battery voltage and swapping chargers and suits, it was clear that 3 batteries were faulty and one suit had a different issue. The crew replaced the faulty batteries and continued troubleshooting the remaining suit.
The crew had a very tasty lunch together and straight after, Marta and Laurene started preparing for their EVA. During the EVA, they tested the robot Lazarus on new challenging circuits very successfully. Meanwhile, the crew in mission control continued checking the faulty EVA suit and found that it was discharging very quickly even with a new battery.
Look ahead plan: Tomorrow the crew will continue troubleshooting, Paula will have a braided session and the EVA crew will continue testing the robot from Dronomy and collecting soil samples.
Anomalies at work: EVA suit 6 still not working properly.
Weather: Sunny, 17 °C
Crew Physical Status: Good
EVA: 1
Reports to be filed: Sol Summary Report, Commander Report, GreenHab Report, Operations Report, EVAs Reports
Support Requested: EVA suit troubleshooting (ongoing), thank you Mission Support!

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