Sol Summary – March 1st

Crew 293 Sol Summary Report 01-03-2024

Sol: 12

Summary Title: A Sol in March

Author’s name: Marie Delaroche, Crew Commander

Mission Status: Nominal

Sol Activity Summary:

The HSO and I had high hopes for this morning’s EVA, and rightfully so! We came back from North Ridge, all checkpoints reached, our GreenHab Officer treading in our wake and making note of our progress. The data gathered (number of steps, GPS tracking, time intervals) will be used by Earth-based researchers to determine the added value of a 3D map compared to a 2D map to prepare for an exploration EVA. Today’s results are bound to be interesting, as we (the 2D team) did better than the 3D team!

I spent the afternoon in the Science Dome, as a subject for EchoFinder, TILT and Orbital Architecture. Now that most experiments are running nominally, all Crew members follow a very specific schedule coordinating all of the studies. During the occasional unoccupied time slot, we have all found productive things to do: the Crew Engineer is currently editing an amazing mid-rotation video, and the Crew Astronomer is writing scientific outreach articles for our website.

It’s great to witness this crew at work. After only 12 Sols, it already feels like we have made the station both our workplace and our home.

Look Ahead Plan:

Tomorrow will officially mark the mid-rotation point, at which we hope to submit our video. In the morning, I will interview each Crew member individually, to check that everyone is feeling in shape, and ready to forge through the second half of our mission. An atmospheric instruments EVA is also planned in the afternoon to change the instruments’ battery (if the weather and wind conditions permit it).

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

Weather: Sunny, Low -5°C, High 20°C

Crew Physical Status: Nominal

EVA: Photogrammetry, North Ridge

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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