Sol Summary – February 29th

Crew 293 Sol Summary Report 29-02-2024

Sol: 11

Summary Title: It’s not a problem if there’s a solution

Author’s name: Marie Delaroche, Crew Commander

Mission Status: Nominal

Sol Activity Summary:

At morning’s close, the entire crew could breathe a little better: the source of the atmospheric instruments issue was found by the Crew Engineer and Crew Astronomer, and after analyzing the data gathered during the troubleshooting EVA, they concluded that all instruments were finally up and running!

An eventful morning gave way, as always, to a studious afternoon: the HSO and I have maybe found a solution to the technical issue that has been plaguing our EchoFinder sessions. This solution may or may not include tape and cardboard… Spirits lifted by our ingenious find, both of us started preparing tomorrow’s photogrammetry EVA using a 2D map, during which we will only have access to our notes and a few sketches of the checkpoints’ locations.

In anticipation of a potential final fix of the Solar Observatory next week, the Crew Astronomer was given access to the facility in order to start familiarizing herself with the instruments.

Look Ahead Plan:

We are looking to perform our third and final EVA at North Ridge on Sol 12, to test the effectiveness of a 2D map in preparing for an exploration EVA. On Sol 13 is scheduled a short EVA to change the atmospheric instruments’ battery, which will be paired with a food resupply. We are aiming to send the food inventory tomorrow during the Coms Window.

Anomalies in work: EVA suits 3,4,5,7,9

Weather: Sunny, Low -8°C, High 13°C

Crew Physical Status: Nominal

EVA: Atmospheric instruments troubleshooting

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

Support Requested: See incoming email from GreenHab Officer

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