LAST TWEETS

SITE MAP

READY FOR EMC (Electro Magnetic Compatibility) TESTS

February 28th, 2010

After little more than a week of preparation the AMS-02 spectrometer has been installed in the EMC test chamber at ESTEC. The walls of this test chamber are completely covered by piramids of a radiation absorbing material (the bluish color in the photo), which ensure that the radiation hitting the wall is not reflected back (echo) making it hard to interpret the results. This configuration makes the test chamber anechoic, that is “without echo”. A series of tests were performed

read more...

LEAVING CERN, ON THE WAY TO ESTEC

February 16th, 2010

On February 12th, an unusual series of trucks left CERN in the early morning, directed to the ESA ESTEC Center, located in Noordwjik, Holland. The trucks were transporting the fully integrated AMS-02 spectrometer, together with all kind of ground support equipment needed to operate the spectrometer during space qualification tests. In the week preceeding the departure for ESTEC, the AMS-02 spectrometer has been exposed to high energy particle beams at CERN (proton, electrons, photons) to calibrate the performances of the

read more...
Page 16 of 16« First...10«1213141516