Operations Report – February 19th

Crew 275 Sol Summary Report 19Feb2023

Sol: 7

Summary Title: Winter is over, time for a Spring cleanup!

Author’s name: Jeremy Rabineau, Commander.

Mission Status: Nominal.

Sol Activity Summary:

Yesterday evening, we took some time to celebrate the end of this successful first week at the MDRS. This was a great bonding time with games, music, and even some dancing! In the morning, we all took part in a longer sport session and then enjoyed nice pancakes together. We could tell by the crewmembers’ faces that everyone was happy to take some time away from the stress of the operations and to talk about other things. We also took this opportunity to fully clean and tidy up the station. Only our GreenHab Officer could not take the opportunity to change his schedule too much: no Sundays for the plants! Our batteries are now fully charged to start Week 2 with a lot of energy (and we will need it!).

Look Ahead Plan:

Tomorrow, we would like to start the first photogrammetry EVA at North Ridge. The aim will be to use drones to take pictures of the area and to postprocess them using photogrammetry. Then we will have a 3D map that will allow us to: 1) Contextualize the collection of rock samples; 2) Evaluate the added value of such maps to ease the exploration during the next EVA in this same area. On our way to North Ridge, we also plan to do some final adjustments, change the batteries, and retrieve the data of the atmospheric instruments located close to Marble Ritual.
After interacting with the researchers responsible of the MegaAres instrument, we came up with a plan for the maintenance of the MegaAres antenna. It will require a day with two EVAs next week: a short EVA for the retrieval of the antenna in the morning, and a longer one to put it back in place and perform some tests in the afternoon.

Anomalies in work: None.

Weather: Sunny, low -9°C/15°F, high 4°C/39°F.

Crew Physical Status: Optimal.

EVA: None.

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

Support Requested: None.

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