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EVA #9 Summary Report

EVA Date: 20th Jan 2016

Crew Commander Divya Shankar Reporting

Purpose of EVA:  To collect samples for Region 3 Chemical Analysis

Location of EVA: 12S- 518206E-4253574N

Number of EVA Crew: 4
Crew Members on EVA: Mikhail Khmelik, Mahbubur Rahman, Veronika Shteyngart, Divya Shankar


- ATV 1 Used: Yes
- ATV 2 Used: no
- ATV 3 Used: Yes
- ATV 4 Used: Yes

- ATV 5 (Red) used: Yes

ATV time usage: 0.47 Hours

Duration of EVA:  1.42 Hours

EVA departure time: 11.23am
EVA return time:  1.05pm

Time Checks:

- 11.23am Departure from Hab
 - 11.28am Start ATV

- 11.35am Lost Communication with HabCom

- 11.48am Reached the target

- 12.30 pm Left the target

- 12.57pm End ATV

- 1.05pm End EVA

Summary: Reached the target and did the physical analysis on-site and collected samples for chemical analysis. Tested robot which was partially successful and will be continuing to test it in tomorrow's EVA. While returning from the location, we faced problem in starting ATV No.4. Crew Engineer checked and reported that the battery discharge of ATV 4 could be the reason for it to not start which he will be testing during tomorrow's engineering check in the morning . We had to pull it using the red ATV. We came back to the hab safe and on time.

Thank you

Divya Shankar
MDRS Crew 161