AMS-02 FOR THE FIRST TIME AT -90 C

April 7th, 2010
Yesterday, on the 6th of April, the shroud of the Large Space Simulator reached -90 C, simulating cold environmental conditions. In these conditions, even if the electronics of the experiment is switched on, dissipating overall 2,5 kW of power, there is the need to activate heaters located in various part of the experiment to avoid that some subsystems reach temperatures lower than the minimal operating temperature and get damaged.

During the entire period of the test, a team of 20 people will be continuously at work 24/24 studying the thermal behaviour of the various subsystems. One of the important measurements that will be carried during this period will be the study of the superconducting magnet endurance in cold space conditions.

AMS-02 before the LSS door closing