Sol Summary – March 4th

Crew 293 Sol Summary Report 04-03-2024

Sol: 15

Summary Title: Who runs Candor Chasma? Boys!

Author’s name: Marie Delaroche, Crew Commander

Mission Status: Nominal

Sol Activity Summary:

Today, Mars had us working hard to adapt our schedule to its whims. A white blanket of snow had covered the plains, forcing us to put our EVA on hold for the time being. We reorganized our day so as to lose as little time as possible, an operation which was quite successful. In fact, our Crew Engineer even had the time to work out a system to insulate the battery using cardboard, cotton and black tape. His solution could be put to good use: at 1PM, the rescheduled EVA was confirmed, allowing the team to retrieve the data from atmospheric instruments, change the battery, and, of course, perform photogrammetry at Candor Chasma. The team came back to the Hab enchanted, and the entire Crew is looking forward to continuing participating in the study.

Other experiments are hitting a few snags, notably EchoFinder and AMI, but the Crew and Capcom are actively looking for solutions. On a more positive note, Léa and I have launched the Crew’s scientific outreach project. So far, we have three articles ready !

Look Ahead Plan:

Following the same plan as last week, the two exploration EVAs at Candor Chasma for the photogrammetry experiment are programmed on Sols 17 and 19.

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

Weather: Cloudy in the morning, then sunny; Low -2°C, High 10°C

Crew Physical Status: Nominal

EVA: Photogrammetry at Candor Chasma

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

Support Requested: NA

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