LAST TWEETS

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WORKING, MEETING AND SHOOTING

October 18th, 2010

Integration and testing on AMS-02 is going on according the schedule: finalization of Multi Layer Insulation Blankets, check of  TRD cables and almost continuous data taking in order to thoroughly test DAQ software. On Monday October 11th we had a Collaboration meeting devoted to software and data analysis: AMS members came from all over the world to discuss reconstruction and simulation software as well as the results of test beam data analysis. Recent integration activities were devoted to the alignment

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DIP INTO THE C-5M

October 8th, 2010

The immersive images of AMS-02 and Collaboration flight on board the  C-5M Super Galaxy from Geneve to KSC are now online. From the cockpit to the hold, dip yourself into the aircraft with the crew, the people from the Collaboration and of course the experiment! You can also hear the sound…welcome to this incredible experience!

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STS-134: LAUNCH DELAYED

October 5th, 2010

It’s official: the Shuttle Endeavour launch new target date is February 27th, at 3:38 p.m. The decision is a direct consequence of the shuttle’s launch manifest updating, after the delay of the ATV 2-Kepler mission that will leave on the Ariane V on February 15th. Mission STS-134 and AMS-02 have therefore to wait a little bit more to reach the ISS.

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INTRODUCING ELC, EVA AND UMA

October 4th, 2010

A few days ago, on September 30th, the experiment was transported  to the Express Logistics Carrier (ELC) Rotation Stand where we’re going to verify all the mechanical and electrical connections between the Shuttle and the ISS. Integration activities were devoted to the installation of the interface panel for the Extra Vehicular Activities’ (EVA) cables and to their routing. The Umbilical Mechanism Assembly (UMA) cables that will feed AMS from the ISS were added, as well as the shields that will protect

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