AMS-02 FIRST EVENTS!

May 31st, 2011

Here are two events collected on May 19th 2011, the first moments of AMS on the ISS after its activation. The first event is a 20 GeV electron while the second is a 42 GeV Carbon nucleus.

The detectors started operating smoothly and nominally since the beginnng of its life on ISS. We are since collecting data at a 9 Mbps average downlink rate, accumulating millions of Cosmic Ray events.

 

During the second half of June, the AMS-02 team will move to the newly built POCC at CERN: with AMS-02 installed on the ISS, the flight back from JSC – Houston to Geneva won’t be as spectacular as the one we had last august  on the C5-M.