Sol Summary – February 21st

Crew 293 Sol Summary Report 21-02-2024

Sol: 3

Summary Title: Story of an EVA

Author’s name: Marie Delaroche, Crew Commander

Mission Status: Nominal

Sol Activity Summary:

On this third Sol of our mission, our first high-stakes EVA rested on the shoulders of the designated crew, composed of Erin, Léa and Leo. Their task was to set up the main atmospheric instruments : MegaAres and LOAC, which they performed beautifully. Communications between the EVA Leader and HabCom were clear and efficient, procedures were executed efficiently, and all tests of the instruments’ correct function have been validated. The EVA Crew enjoyed a well-deserved rest period after lunch !

In the afternoon, all Crew members continued implementing their experiments: the location tracking system was tested by the Crew HSO, and the Crew Engineer and GreenHab Officer finished deploying all environmental sensors. Part of AI4U experiment (testing of an AI assistant designed for astronauts) is also deployed, allowing crewmembers to request information about the station to the AI.

Léa and I also performed the AMI (Anomaly Monitoring Interface) preliminary tests. This interface, designed by Quentin Royer, former Crew Engineer at MDRS, will be used to simulate basic operations for a space station (resource management, power management, etc.) and trigger simulated anomalies requiring action from the Crew.

Look Ahead Plan:

Tomorrow (Sol 4), the Crew is aiming to perform a second EVA to deploy the rest of the atmospheric instruments (a Field Mill and a weather station). All Crew members will also be trained on the AMI interface, and the EchoFinder sessions are to continue regularly in the coming weeks.

Anomalies in work: Solar observatory offline

Weather: Mostly cloudy in the morning, moderate winds. Low 5°C, High 15°C

Crew Physical Status: Nominal

EVA: EVA #3; deployment of atmospheric instruments (MegaAres and LOAC)

Reports to be filed: Sol Summary, Journalist’s Report, GreenHab Report, Operations Report, Photos (6-8 pics), EVA Report, EVA Request

Support Requested: NA

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