Sol Summary – March 6th

Crew 293 Sol Summary Report 06-03-2024

Sol: 17

Summary Title: Here Comes the Sun

Author’s name: Marie Delaroche, Crew Commander

Mission Status: Nominal

Sol Activity Summary:

A very productive day for the entire crew! This morning, our Crew Astronomer was over the moon to hear that the missing part in the Solar Observatory was replaced, and that she could start her astronomy project! She spent most of her morning setting up in the observatory, while the boys’ team was once again roaming Candor Chasma. They decided to return there to re-capture a better quality 3D map for the Photogrammetry experiment, and returned quite content from their outing! They have until tomorrow afternoon to generate the map, an operation which requires a lot of computing power.

A few of Sol 17’s successes: the simulated alarms for the AMI interface are operational, our Crew HSO had a breakthrough in coding her data aggregator for our health data sets, and Léa and I continued working on outreach articles in the afternoon. Established studies are still running smoothly.

Look Ahead Plan:

Two exploration EVAs are planned this week, on Sols 19 (3D team) and 20 (2D Team). On Sol 19, we will request to pilot the drone from the Science Dome.

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

Weather: Sunny, then mostly cloudy, low 5°C, high 15°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, Astronomy Report

Support Requested: In the coming Sols, there will be random alarms generated by the AMI interface. The Crew has been briefed on how to react to these; most of the time, they will be simple sensor anomalies, but they can turn out to be depressurization alarms. In this case, we will need to perform an emergency EVA to “repair” (i.e. perform a simple task outside to simulate a repair operation) the module.

Therefore, we are requesting the authorization to radio Mission Support when an emergency depressurization EVA is “required” by the interface. These will, of course, only take place when the weather conditions permit it.

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