Sol Summary Report – February 15th


Crew 275 Sol Summary Report 15Feb2023

Sol: 3

Summary Title: Waiting for a Martian spring.

Author’s name: Jeremy Rabineau, Commander.

Mission Status: Nominal.

Sol Activity Summary:

Another very busy day starting with a health status check at 6:45, followed by the daily physical activity session organized by our Health & Safety Officer. We managed to solve a few technical problems during some tests of the Echofinder experiments, whose purpose is to allow non-experts to perform ultrasound measurements using artificial intelligence and augmented reality. Our crew scientist spent a lot of energy reorganizing the schedule due to the snow and the cold temperatures. The crew engineer continued to work on the deployment of environmental sensors that will measure humidity, temperature, and luminosity from different places in the station. But the most important task of the day was certainly the preparation of tomorrow’s EVA, with the labeling of the different parts of the MegaAres instrument and an extensive rehearsal to build it, performed in the lower deck of the Hab.

Look Ahead Plan:

With the snow slowly melting, we decided to keep tomorrow’s EVA dedicated to the deployment of the MegaAres instrument, meant to measure the electric field in the atmosphere. However, we postponed it to the afternoon, so that the temperature is more compatible with the planned activities. If no additional precipitation occurs until Friday, we will go ahead with the deployment of the meteorological mast, which will be necessary for the contextualization of the data from the two atmospheric instruments Mega-Ares and LOAC.

Anomalies in work: Nothing to report.

Weather: Cloudy, low -3°C/27°F, high 1°C/33°F.

Crew Physical Status: Optimal.

EVA: None.

Reports to be filed: Sol Summary, EVA Request, Operations Report, Journalist Report, HSO Report, GreenHab Report, Astronomy Report.

Support Requested: None.

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