EVA Report – April 4th

EVA #6
Author: Arnaud de Wergifosse (Scientist)
Purpose of EVA: As the first two EVA’s, this one will be focused on Romain Maddox’s experiment. On Sol 1, he took the baseline for his experiment, this time, he will do the first real data collection and will continue on Sol 8, 11 and 12. The 4 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: 9:51am
Romain’s experiment: After a change of suit and the waiting period in the airlock, we got out, took the rovers and went to Marble Ritual. There, I refreshed the memories of my crew mates on the goal of the experiment and the objectives that they needed to achieve. Once the explanations were over, we started the tests. Romain passed first, then Arnaud, Louis and Imane. During Imane’s turn, the wind started to rise a bit but thankfully, it calmed down really quickly. We then took a couple of pictures of the landscape and headed back to the hab to start the second EVA.
Destination: Marble Ritual
Coordinates (use UTM WGS 84): 4251000 518750
Participants: Romain Maddox (Commander), Imane El Bakkali (Health and Safety officer), Louis Joseph (Engineer) and Arnaud de Wergifosse (Scientist)
Road(s) and routes per MDRS Map: Cow Dung Road 0110
Mode of travel: Driving 2 vehicles (Spirit and Perseverance) and walking

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