- Scout Von Braun Planitia
- Wait patiently for colleagues and cargo
Status and Progress
- Scouted the eastern portion of Von Braun Planitia (VBP). Currently
snowfields cover much of the area and all drainages are deep
and underflowing meltwater. The western portion of VBP is difficult
access and move heavily snow covered. The area we scouted appears
within the capability of Hyperion and will be an ideal area
testing. There were some rocks and blocks that will are obstacles
the avoid. Some areas are quite rough and rocky but should be
traversable. There are also large open areas of gently sloping
The western portion of VBP has more relief including ridgelines
mesa-like formation that will produce significant shadowing
terrain. It is not accessible yet but will be scouted eventually
determine if some testing can be conducted in this area.
- Completed set up of operations tent (with personal gear now
- Performed software tests and implemented some additional features
the operator interface and health monitor. Also performed a
code rebuild, confirming development environment is stable.
- Complete assembly of Hyperion.
- Confirm that all components are fully operational.
Early: Clear bright sun. 10C. No wind.
Late: Heavy fog leading to rain. 2C. Breeze 15kph.
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