EVA Report – April 11th

EVA #15
Author: Arnaud de Wergifosse (Scientist)
Purpose of EVA: This EVA will be focused on Romain Maddox’s experiment. On Sol 1, he took the baseline for his experiment, this time, he will do the fourth data collection and will continue on SOL12 with the rest of the team. The 3 crew members will continue the experiment by controlling a drone (Parrot Anafi) and doing 8 maneuvers with an estimate of 7 minutes per flight and per person and the same place that they did last time, Marble Ritual. Crew members will stay in a radius of about 60m around the rover. They should only go at around 20 meters but as we experienced last time, if the drone has a malfunction and crashes, we might need the 60 meter radius. Anyway, we will contact the Main Hab before exceeding 20 meters.
Start time: 9am
End time: 10:01am
Narrative: We drove to Marble Ritual as usual. Once there, we performed Romain’s experiment. Romain went first, then Arnaud, Imane and Alba last. During Arnaud’s turn, he roughly crashed the drone. Despite the missing two wings, Romain, with his craftsmanship, managed to repair the drone and completed the EVA. Nothing unplanned occurred until the end of the manipulation. Once it was done, we drove back to the hab.
Destination: Marble Ritual
Coordinates (use UTM WGS 84): 4251000 518750
Participants: Romain Maddox (Commander), Alba Sánchez Montalvo (Journalist), Imane El Bakkali (Health and Safety Officer) and Arnaud de Wergifosse (Scientist)
Road(s) and routes per MDRS Map: Cow Dung Road 0110
Mode of travel: Driving 2 rovers (Perseverance and Opportunity) and Walking

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