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117-EVAReport

Eva Report
01/17/2015
Renee Garifi

Eva Number:
5
Eva Date:
2015-01-17
Time Slot:
laterAM
Purpose:
The objective of today's EVA was to take pictures and videos using the
GoPro attached to the Phantom Quadcopter ahead of an education and
outreach video production. The EVA destination was the Hanksville-Burpee
Quarry located at 12s 518395E 4250580N NAD27. Two crewmembers served as
on-foot photographer and videographer.
Narrative:
The EVA began at 10:22 am and consisted of a team of 4: Renee Garifi (EVA
Lead), Rebeca Rodriguez, Scott MacPhee and Romain Charles. The team
caravanned to the first waypoint and checked in with HabComm to verify
that 3/4 comms radios were functioning. We began the EVA with the
knowledge that Rebeca would be using earphones with no microphone as we
have only 3 working mics. While driving the ATVs in a line, Rebeca stayed
in position #3 so she could communicate using our team's defined hand
signals, having one person in front and one in back of her, should
anything have happened where she would need assistance. The distance
between the Hab and the quarry resulted in a radio comms loss between the
EVA team and the Hab at 10:48 am, something we had planned for and
expected because of the mountains causing radio interference.

Shortly after arriving to the quarry destination by ATV, the team climbed
to the first lookout point to begin filming the landscape with the
quadcopter camera. Following one initial flyby of the crew while taking
aerial footage, a bolt from one of the propellers came loose and the
quadcopter lost its hovering function, falling approximately 30 feet to
the rocks below.

Romain Charles lead a contingency search on foot to locate the propellers
and recover all equipment. In order to get back to the hab in a timely
manner, we ended our educational EVA with just still team photos and a
short hike to take in the scenery and interesting geological features of
the area.
Eva Depart Time:
10:22
Check In Time One:
10:34
Check In One E:

Check In One N:

Check In Note One:
Junction between Cow Dung road, and Hab approach road.
Check In Time Two:
10:37
Check In East Two:

Check In Note Two:
500m from Hab comms check
Check In Time Three:
10:42
Check In East Three:

Check In North Three:

Check In Note Three:
1000m from Hab comms check
Check In Time Four:
10:46
Check In East Four:

Check In North Four:

Check In Note Four:
No longer in radio range with Hab
Eva Return Time:
13:26
Wp1 E:
518230
Wp1 N:
4250725
Waypoint1arrive Time:

Eva W P1depart Time:
10:22
Wp1 Find:
Departed hab, ATVs #1-4 all functioning
Wp2 E:
518310
Wp2 N:
4255790
Eva W P2arrive Time:
10:34
Eva W P2depart Time:
10:35
Wp2 Find:
Team reached junction of Cow Dung Road
Wp3 E:
518395
Wp3 N:
4250580
Eva W P3arrive Time:
11:10
Eva W P3depart Time:
12:30
Wp3 Find:
Time spent photographing quarry landscape
Wp4 E:
518310
Wp4 N:
4255790
Eva W P4arrive Time:
13:05
Eva W P4depart Time:
13:06
Waypoint Four Finding:
Habcomm communication regarding return
Waypoint Five Easting:
518230
Waypoint Five Northing:
4250725
Waypoint Five Arrive Time:
13:10
Waypoint Five Depart Time:

Waypoint Five Findings:
Arrive back to Hab