EVA Report – March 6th

Crew 293 EVA Report 06Mar2024

EVA #012

Author: Yves Bejach (EVA Leader)

Purpose of EVA: Going back to Candor Chasma to create a better 3D map. As usual, we’ll go through the atmospheric site for data retrieval and changing batteries

Start time: 10:00

End time: 13:36

Narrative: We quickly changed the batteries and retrieved the data of the atmospheric instruments then went back to Candor Chasma. We scanned the area again, with a new strategy.

Suit 8 – 13,18V

Suit 6 – 13,36V 2,5 LPM

Suit 1 – 13,37V – 2,6 LPM

9:55 Start of the EVA

10:00 Out on Mars

10:04 Opportunity 165.3 100%

10:04 Curiosity 269.9 100%

10:06 Atmospheric instrument’s site, unloading the rovers

10:18 Data retrieved, battery switched, instruments turned on, going back to the rovers

10:19 Leaving the site with the rovers

10:21 Switching to channel 1

10:29 Galileo Road

10:36 Compass Rock, leaving the rovers, walking to Candor Chasma

10:48 Arrived at the entrance of Candor Chasma

11:08 end of the canyon, starting photogrammetry soon (15min of walk to go back to rovers)

11:25 to 12:41 Everything is okay. Contacting every 15min

12:47 Photogrammetry finished, soon leaving Candor Chasma

13:03 Out of Candor Chasma, walking back to the rovers

13:13 Back to the rovers, leaving the site

13:19 Stopped to take pictures, leaving the picture’s site

13:24 Passing in front of North Ridge

13:29 Opportunity 52%, Curiosity 42%

13:31 Pressurization start

13:36 End of EVA, back into the Hab

Suit 8: 12,76V

Suit 6: 12,88V 2,2

Suit 1: 12,91V 2,3

Destination: Atmospheric site: between the Hab and Marble Ritual and then Candor Chasma

Coordinates (use UTM WGS 84): Atmospheric Site: 518500,4251000 ; Candor Chasma: 520500,4251000

Participants: Yves Bejach, Leo Tokaryev, Mathurin Franck

Road(s) and routes per MDRS Map: Cow Dung Road, North direction by rover then walking through Gateway to Candor.

Modes of travel: Curiosity Rover and Opportunity Rover and walking

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