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1210-EVAReport

Eva Report

12/10/2014

Juho Vehvilainen

Eva Number:

8

Eva Date:

12/10/2014

Time Slot:

laterAM

Purpose:

Soil moisture project: increase the spatial coverage

Narrative:

Today Crew Engineer Victor Luo and Crew Scientist Juho Vehviläinen did a two-hour long EVA. The purpose of this EVA was to get more data for the soil moisture project.  See more in science report from the same day.

 

In the beginning of the EVA Crew Engineer Victor Luo did the engineering checks. Also, we filled the outer water tank.

 

We left the Hab with a visiting reporter from KSL-TV at 1001. Using two ATVs we propagated to our first field site (WP1) about 2 kilometers away from the Hab. We had the pleasure of being filmed while doing soil moisture measurements near WP1. In the beginning of the transect comms to the Hab were not too good, however, when we continued the transect to Easterly direction we had direct line of sight to the Hab and consequently clear communications.

 

The second field (WP2) site was 0.5 kilometers away towards North from the first site (WP1).  When arriving to the second site we did not have comms with the Hab. Victor drove back to the last known location of good comms and notified the Hab about the situation. After the comms check, the ATVs were parked next to the road and our second transect of soil moisture measurements commenced, this time to Westerly direction. We acquired comms with the Hab shortly (100 meters to West) after starting the transect and the were able to keep the good comms for the most part of the time.

 

At 12001 we departed from the WP2 back to the Hab and arrived at 1209 just to see the reporter leave the premises.

 

Overall the EVA went well and the scientific objectives were fulfilled. The comms were mostly working fine. The only issue was with fogging of the helmet visor. Approximately 50% of the field of view was blocked while walking.

 

Eva Depart Time:

1001

Check In Time One:

1045

Check In One E:

519171

Check In One N:

4251932

Check In Note One:

Radio check at WP1

Check In Time Two:

1102

Check In East Two:

519171

Check In Note Two:

Radio check at WP1

Check In Time Three:

1135

Check In East Three:

518768

Check In North Three:

4252765

Check In Note Three:

Radio check at WP2

Check In Time Four:

1209

Check In East Four:

518230

Check In North Four:

4250720

Check In Note Four:

Arrive at HAB

Eva Return Time:

1213

Wp1 E:

519171

Wp1 N:

4251932

Waypoint1arrive Time:

1025

Eva W P1depart Time:

1115

Wp1 Find:

Soil moisture transect, WP1

Wp2 E:

518768

Wp2 N:

4252765

Eva W P2arrive Time:

1124

Eva W P2depart Time:

1201

Wp2 Find:

Soil moisture transect, WP2

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EvaPlan Report

12/10/2014

Yusuke Murakami

Point0 Away:

0

Point0 East:

518230

Point0 North:

4250725

Purpose0:

home

Point1 Away:

1032

Point1 East:

518600

Point1 North:

4251689

Purpose1:

Meteorological and Topographical Astrobiology Exploration

Point2 Away:

612

Point2 East:

518322

Point2 North:

4251331

Purpose2:

Meteorological and Topographical Astrobiology Exploration

Point3 Away:

1193

Point3 East:

519003

Point3 North:

4251634

Purpose3:

Meteorological and Topographical Astrobiology Exploration Eva Number:

9

Go Rogue:

yes

Route Change:

RS007, then RS001, then RS002 via ATV.

Lead Name:

Yusuke Murakami

Suit Num One:

1

Atv Num One:

1

Navi Name:

Victor Luo

Suit Num Two:

2

Atv Num Two:

3

Three Name:

Heidi Beemer

Suit Num Three:

3

Atv Num Three:

4

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Depart Time:

10:00