<< BACK TO RS001 LOG ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ + Slantwise Convection + Status: 3 + Notes: + + MY: 2461 + AMS: -7,5M + + ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ + Lead Pilot Mandated Log Entry #2 + ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Log Begins: Arthen Damasatra making my second official log entry. Crew complement has now increased to fifty, including Second Pilot Salzen URTIV. Evaluation of Orbital Insertion Burn is proceeding. Pilot Crew has been granted access to transit records of Crew Members ARJEN and TIZARA, V.O. AMA presiding and liaising with E.S.S.I. CentCom advises that external imaging will remain locked until after insertion, but has released real-time telemetry data to Pilot Crew in accordance with standard protocols. Pilot Crew to provide pertinent observations to V.O. AMA regarding all bodies, observing disclosure protocols. :Log Ends ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ + Slantwise Convection + Status: 3 + Notes: + + MY: 2461 + AMS: -7.5M + + ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ + Lead Pilot Personal Log Entry #2 + ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Sal is finally here! I am so relieved. (I can't pretend I'm not a little disappointed as well, as it's been all me the last Half-Million Seconds.) The amount of work to be done is building all the time. This insertion burn is the first most important thing we get to do as pilots. No way we're letting Essi take this away from us! Barty, naturally, wants to give everything over to the computer, but they're hooked up with the thing every second of existence. You can be chatting to them about something inane, like the salt-levels in the under-store baffle, and they'll go distant before laughing at some joke the computer has spat into their hindbrain. I know the soft glow is so much better than the blinking light back home, but it just adds to the other-worldliness of the whole thing. As the lead V.O., he still has most control of the access to the computer, the Committee can override him by appointing a liaison, but so far his number has come up every time one's been needed. What he's given us has been worth it though. Four transits worth, two each for Cej and Mekane. Sal has taken 1 and 3, both Hot Jupiter passes, she's been happy to get to work as soon as, and there's nothing huge in either. That's left me with the erratic at 2 and the last Hot, number 4. I've skimmed both quickly, 4 is standard field Hot, a few decent moons around the J, but nothing else of use in the system. System 2 is the real gem, though, two rockies *right* in the ZoH, another one on the margins. Would have made a good home, if it wasn't for the torrents of radiation spewing off the star. Essi and Cej saw one flare snake down and _lick_ B4, an otherwise tempting rocky with liquid water *and* geology. No signs of anything approaching life on any of those. Mind you, if there was anything, it would be far beyond a pass sensor-set. Fuel traces are solid in pass 2, I've started the flight model based on the hard numbers, but I'll need to get the timings checked on the vid traces. Even though there were a huge number of extra manoeuvers, there should be no problems, Cej was always a stickler, _is_ a stickler. Pass 4 will be a doddle after this load of nonsense, even if it was Mekane in the chair. Of course, right in the middle of all this, the Committee decides to involve us in the Viability Assessments. This is just their way of keeping control of the telemetry data. They know we have to get it - can't make the burn without it - but they still don't want that information going out to such a small crew, not just yet.