Crew members: Executive Officer Bertrand Steenput, Biologist Julie
2 & 5
10:00 am depart - 12:30 pm return
Check transmission efficiency for the "hazardous areas"
and retrieve one that was located far from the hab and the road
antenna transmissions. Elevation/altitude measurements. Soil sample
Summary: We first get to the GPS coordinate of a “hazardous areas” transceiver
to retrieve it. We took a while since the exact position was not known anymore.
Seven antenna transmission tests were performed: we tested the magnitude
of the signal, according to the orientation of the antenna.
We also take one soil sample analyses the bacteria that are present in
the ground. We also take two times one zip bag of soil to make seeds grow in
the "track log" feature of the GPS map, we recorded the
all the way through the checkpoints.
security check, the track was also recorded on an "offline"
i.e. using no phone signal nor internet or datas, simply
used as a
GPS receptor. It compared pretty well.
back to the locations of two previously hidden "hazard boxes",
supposed to ring a little buzzer in the leader's helmet, in
prevent from going close to a hazardous area (a critical
dangerous rocks, a cliff, etc.). They both seemed to work well,
buzzer did indeed ring as we were approaching.