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AN AMS-02 FORERUNNER ON THE LAUNCHPAD

September 24th, 2010

The AMS laptop that will support AMS-02 during its lifetime, will soon reach the Space Station. At 1:49 a.m. on September 21 the Shuttle Discovery completed the rollout from KSC’s Vehicle Assembly Building, safely reaching the launch pad, where it will wait till November 1 to take off for its last and final mission, the STS-133. Beside its most important, large payload (the Permanent Multipurpose Module), it will also bring on the ISS the AMS laptop, the precious backup system

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WHAT’S NEXT AT KSC

September 19th, 2010

The excitment for the amazing flight of AMS-02 from Geneva to KSC is over. The experiment is now again under scientists’ control in its new location at the Space Station Processing Facility. After the arrival, the first operations were devoted to Shuttle interfaces between the experiment and the ISS. A systematic simulation process started, first of all about communications. Through special software it is indeed possible to simulate AMS exchanging data with the ISS and the Marshall Space Center (MSC)

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TRAVELING WITH AMS-02: THE ARRIVAL

September 14th, 2010

And so we finally land, after an amazing journey on board the C5-M of the US Air Force. At 11:18 a.m., after ten hours and 10 minutes of flight, exactly as scheduled, we touch the ground on the famous “Strip”. The arrival was incredibily smooth for such a huge aircraft. Once on the runway, the C5 slowed down came to a stop guided by crew member’s eyesight: one of them climbed to the top of the fuselage to verify the

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TRAVELING WITH AMS-02: THE FLIGHT

September 14th, 2010

For many of the 39 members of the AMS Collaboration who followed the experiment in Florida, the trip on the C-5M from Geneva to the Kennedy Space Center has been a little adventure inside the much bigger adventure of building AMS-02. We’d like to share it a bit with our readers through some pictures taken during that exciting journey. We left very early on the morning of the 26th August from Geneva Airport. At 6:10 am, the C-5M, with its

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