Sol Summary – March 12th

Crew 293 Sol Summary Report 12-03-2024

Sol: 23

Summary Title: The Calm before the Storm

Author’s name: Marie Delaroche, Crew Commander

Mission Status: Nominal

Sol Activity Summary:

Today was our last Sol with no EVA planned, before the final sprint. The Crew is starting to plan for post-mission data collection and analysis, as well as logistical considerations. We spent the day continuing to run experiments, and most notably preparing the last MELiSSA meal. We are looking forward to sharing our results with all of the researchers who are counting on us!

In the afternoon, more coding, more data handling, more work… A routine is definitely established, and it’s almost frustrating to see that we are going to have to leave Mars soon after having found a stable rhythm. But the next three Sols will be far from a smooth ride: all of our studies need to be wrapped up, the last bits of data collected, and preparations for our trip to Earth made.

Look Ahead Plan:

The two exploration EVAs at Kissing Camel Ridge (involving a 2D team and a 3D team) are scheduled on Sol 24 and Sol 25. We aim to dismantle and retrieve all atmospheric instruments on Sol 26 (morning), and to break sim at 6 PM.

Anomalies in work: EVA suits 7 and 9

Weather: Cloudy, low 0°C, high 12°C

Crew Physical Status: Nominal


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

Support Requested: NA

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