Sol Summary – March 8th

Crew 293 Sol Summary Report 08-03-2024

Sol: 19

Summary Title: Martian Topography

Author’s name: Marie Delaroche, Crew Commander

Mission Status: Nominal

Sol Activity Summary:

Today’s exploration of Candor Chasma with the 3D map was a success. All checkpoints were reached in less than an hour, leaving plenty of time to enjoy the beauty of the canyon and take pictures. The walk from the rovers to the chosen photogrammetry site was long, but the EVA was well timed and planned, and the Martian landscapes were worth it. The Crew Scientist, HSO and I returned from Candor Chasma before 1 PM, and we enjoyed lunch with the rest of the Crew.

In the afternoon, scheduling made it so that the Science Dome was occupied almost constantly, rushing the pace of the assessments and experiments a bit. No setbacks were experienced. The Crew Astronomer continued working on their project in the Observatory, while the GreenHab Officer started working on the drone footage shot this morning, at the beginning of the EVA. It looks quite promising!

Tonight, I assisted the Crew Astronomer in repairing the Observatory dome, an operation which proved unsuccessful; we ended up securing the opening with a tarp. Hopefully, we will be able to repair the dome when the sun comes up.

The length and intensity of the mission have slowly started to take their toll on the Crew; we are looking forward, after tomorrow’s second exploration EVA to Candor Chasma, to a restful 21st Sol.

Look Ahead Plan:

We have planned a second exploration EVA to Candor Chasma, involving another team of astronauts having prepared the EVA using the 2D map of the site. A stop will be made at the atmospheric instruments to retrieve the data and change the batteries.

Anomalies in work: NA

Weather: Sunny, Low 2°C, High 15°C

Crew Physical Status: Nominal

EVA: Candor Chasma exploration with 3D map

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

Support Requested: NA

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