Sol Summary – February 27th

Crew 293 Sol Summary Report 27-02-2024

Sol: 9

Summary Title: Draw me a Mountain

Author’s name: Marie Delaroche, Crew Commander

Mission Status: Nominal

Sol Activity Summary:

A particularly studious Sol for everyone, especially for our Crew Scientist, who worked incessantly to find and place all virtual checkpoints on the generated 3D map, before giving it to the team designated to go out on EVA tomorrow. The Crew Journalist and HSO had one hour to study the map, take notes and try to situate the checkpoints which they will have to reach on-site, during their EVA.

As a crew, we filmed a series of videos to present the station and our experiments, as part of our outreach initiative for middle and high-schoolers. The Crew Astronomer and I also spent our morning drafting scientific outreach articles for our website!

Routine operations included data handling for the HSO, GreenHab maintenance for our GreenHab Officer, and an EchoFinder session for myself. And to the entire crew’s delight, the HSO took it upon herself to bake cookies for the entire crew, just in time for a mid-afternoon snack; they were delicious!

Look Ahead Plan:

Tomorrow, the first EVA team, composed of the Crew Journalist, Crew Astronomer and Crew Scientist, is scheduled to go to North Ridge to find the previously established checkpoints. This will be done using the 3D map, generated on Sol 8, while the second team will use the 2D map on Sol 12.

Anomalies in work: EVA suits 3,4,5,7,9 ; Solar observatory offline

Weather: Sunny & windy, low 5°C, high 20°C

Crew Physical Status: Nominal


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

Support Requested:

Regarding the GreenHab water tank resupply, the GreenHab Officer discussed it with the crew, and we have decided it was not necessary for us to participate in the resupply.

However, regarding the food resupply, we were wondering if it was possible to do it during a short EVA? The food boxes could be left near the Hab, 3 crew members could suit up to retrieve the cartons, place them in the airlock, and reenter the station through the RAM airlock (for example). Would something like this be possible?

Thank you!

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