Matsiyan does a final check of his pack contents before shouldering it and taking his turn at the weapons locker. In addition to basic survival gear, rations and his share of the pair of shelters, he is carrying statistically likely spares for the atmospheric monitoring station, a Long Range Comms unit with a signal enhancer and a pair of relays. He checks he has the appropriate downloads for the specialized geological survey sensor pack. He hefts his tiny geological hammer menacingly.
If they get past your pulsers, I’ve got you covered.
He grins and moves to the hatch control.
Opening hatch in three, two, one…