EVA Report – November 30th

EVA # 3
Author: Trevor Jahn, Technology Officer
Purpose of EVA: Demonstrate Augmented Reality Programs, and collect data for future EVAs using a Remote Control Rover named Goose.
Start time: 12:10 pm
End time: 2:59 pm
Narrative: Trevor, Ashely, and Matt made their way out the airlock for their 3-hour EVA today at approximately 12:10 pm, with them they brought the crew’s remote control (RC) rover, now named Goose, an augmented reality (AR) headset, and a tote bag full of support equipment for Goose and the AR headset. The trio first conducted their AR demonstration at the crew habitat to the right of the airlock door from the outside, after their demonstration was complete, they proceeded to the corner of Cow Dung Road, and the road branching off the habitat, using crew rovers Curiosity and Opportunity, where they performed the second AR demonstration. The crew continued onto Marble Ritual in the crew rovers following completion of their work at the crossroads of Cow Dung Road and the road branching off the habitat. Curiosity and Opportunity were parked on the side of Cow Dung Road close to Marble Ritual, where the crew disembarked and made their way to the deployment location of the Mirror Sample experiment, and upon locating the Mirror Samples the crew conducted another AR demonstration before returning the crew rovers and preparing Goose for deployment and data collection. Goose was remote controlled heading south along Cow Dung Road until the crew were nearly parallel with the Mirror Samples, which were due west from their location. Goose’s data collection instruments were activated at the edge of Cow Dung Road, and the crew navigated Goose to the Mirror Sample location without difficulty. Goose made a lap around the Mirror Samples before the crew turned off data collection. The EVA was well ahead of schedule at that point, and the crew took the opportunity to take additional photos, before returning to Cow Dung Road with Goose along the same path. Data collection, using Goose, resumed from Marble Ritual, and the crew continued North along the road to see if they could reach the crossroads of Cow Dung Road and Galileo Road before 2:30 pm, when they would need to return to the crew rovers and make their way back to the crew habitat and airlock. The crew did not make it to Galileo Road before reaching their turn around time, but turned around after turning off Goose’s data collection, and driving Goose back to the crew rovers. The crew made it back into the airlock with time to spare before their EVA concluded at 3:00 pm.

Destination: Marble Ritual and Galileo Road
Coordinates (use UTM WGS 84): stop 1: (~518400, ~4250900), stop 2: (~518400, 4250800), stop 3: (~518550, ~4251000), stop 4: (~518500, ~4251000), stop 5: (~518550, ~4251000), stop 6: (~518950, ~4251500), stop 7: (~518550, ~4251000), stop 8: (~518400, ~4250900)
Participants: Matt Eby, Ashley Kowalski, Trevor Jahn
Road(s) and routes per MDRS Map: Cow Dung Rd (0110) to Marble Ritual, and almost to Gateway to Candor
Mode of travel: Rovers (Curiosity and Opportunity), Walking

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