Sol Summary – November 8th

Sol: 9

Summary Title: Versatile day

Author’s Name: Laurène Delsupexhe, Crew Engineer

Mission Status: Nominal

Sol Activity Summary: Our crew woke up at 7:30 am. Paula went to the GreenHab as usual to water the plants and check the temperature and humidity. As we had a bit of time, we played The Mind, a card game we’ve gotten quite addicted to, and today we completed it fully for the first time !
Following that, Paula had her Braided Communications session with a friend of hers. Meanwhile, Cristina and Marta uploaded the data gathered the day before from the Dronomy robot.
After a lunch prepared by Laurène, Paula and Cristina prepared for their EVA with the help of Marta and Laurène. They then left to test the robot and explore the surroundings. Meanwhile, Laurène and Marta did some exercises from the « astronaut selection test book » by ESA astronaut Tim Peake.
After a day’s debrief led by Marta, the crew started working on the reports.

Look ahead plan: Tomorrow is Marta’s birthday ! If the weather allows it, she’ll head off for an EVA after a Braided Communications with her family. Meanwhile, the rest of the crew will analyze the salinity of some soils previously collected in the area.

Anomalies at work: N/A

Weather: Sunny, 18 °C

Crew Physical Status: Good

EVA: 1

Reports to be filed: Sol Summary Report, Commander Report, GreenHab Report, Operations Report, EVAs Reports

Support Requested: None, thank you Mission Support!

Operations Report – November 8th

Crew 267 Operations Report 08-11-2022
SOL: 9
Name of person filing report: Laurène Delsupexhe
Non-nominal systems: N/A
Notes on non-nominal systems: EVA suits troubleshooting complete
Spirit rover used: No
Hours: (before EVA) N/A
Beginning charge: (Before EVA) N/A
Ending charge: (On return from EVA, before recharging) N/A
Currently charging: N/A
Opportunity rover used: No
Hours: N/A
Beginning charge: N/A
Ending charge: N/A
Currently charging: N/A
Curiosity rover used: No
Hours: N/A
Beginning charge: N/A
Ending charge: N/A
Currently charging: N/A
Perseverance rover used: No
Hours: N/A
Beginning charge: N/A
Ending charge: N/A
Currently charging: N/A
General notes and comments: N/A
Summary of Hab operations:
Water (static tank): 270.0 gallons
Water (loft tank): N/A
Water Meter: N/A
Static to Loft Pump used – no
Static tank pipe heater (on or off): off
Static tank heater (On or off): off
Toilet tank emptied: yes
Summary of internet: Nothing to report
Summary of suits and radios: Nothing to report – All functioning
Summary of GreenHab operations:
WATER USE: 7.1 gallons
Heater: on
Supplemental light: off
Harvest: yes
Summary of Science Dome operations:
Dual split: Heat or AC, Off
Summary of RAM operations: N/A
Summary of any observatory issues: N/A
Summary of health and safety issues: N/A
Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support: N/A

GreenHab Report – November 8th

GreenHab Officer: Paula Peixoto Moledo
Environmental control: 12% Humidity
Average temperatures: 35,3ºC/24ºC
Hours of supplemental light: N/A
Daily water usage for crops: 27L ≈ 7.1 Gallons
Daily water usage for research and/or other purposes: None
Water in Blue Tank 50.7 gallons
Time(s) of watering for crops: 9:30 am – 7:00 pm
Changes to crops: Harvest Radish greens
Narrative: I watered the plants 2 times today as every day since the beginning of the mission. I harvested the Radish greens as suggested by Mission Support and we are going to prepare a nice dinner with them!
Harvest: Radish Greens(19gr)
Support/supplies needed: How do I proceed with the blue tank?

EVA Report – November 8th

EVA # 12
Author: Cristina Vazquez Reynel, Crew Exec Officer and HSO
Purpose of EVA: Experiment with robot Lazarus
Start time: 2:10 pm
End time: 4:10 pm
Narrative: The crew left the main Hab at 2:10pm with the robot and tested 3 times the same straight path of 12m with the intention of comparing the end coordinates recognised by the visual odometry. After that, they left the equipment at the airlock for the team in the Hab to download the data and recharge the battery. Meanwhile, Paula and Cristina took a walk around the station exploring the area. Once the robot was ready to test again, they collected it and tested 3 times a square path of 10m. The data was downloaded from the robot and will be analyzed.
Destination: Around MDRS
Coordinates (use UTM NAD27 CONUS): 4251000-518500
Participants: Cristina Vazquez and Paula Peixoto
Road(s) and routes per MDRS Map: N/A
Mode of travel: Walking

Commander Report – November 8th

Sol: 9
Summary Title: Busy day on Mars
Author’s name: Marta Ferran-Marqués, Commander and Crew Scientist
Mission Status: Nominal
Commander Report: Our crew woke up this morning at 8 am, and had a light breakfast. As usual, Paula went to the GreenHab to water up the crops. Later, the crew had a team building session where they played The Mind – a team card game. Today was a big day! The crew reached the last level of the game, level 12. This shows how the team has been evolving and growing in confidence during the Nerio I mission. When the crew started playing, a couple of days before arriving at the MDRS, they weren’t able to reach a higher level than 4.

Later in the morning, Paula had a time-delayed communication session with her friend while the rest of the crew downloaded, organized and sent some data from the visual odometry robot (Lazarus) to Dronomy. Then, the crew took some pictures of the station for the WoMars website.

After lunch, Paula and Cristina went for a walking EVA around the Hab. The main goal for the EVA was to test Lazarus’ robot further and explore the area around the MDRS. Meanwhile, Laurene and Marta did some astronaut training, where they needed to solve some astronauts’ exercises and word problems.

After a long day, the crew will have a warm soup for dinner while they finish the movie they started yesterday – Gone Girl.

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