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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) and vice versa. From Marshall the data will be

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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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AMS-02 NEW HOME AT KSC

August 29th, 2010

AMS-02 took possession of his new home, a big clean room at the Kennedy’s Space Station Processing Facility. The SSPF is one of the most important facilities of the KSC. It’s a very big three story structure (over 42,000 sq. mt) that houses bays for the horizontal processing of components for the International Space Station and other Space Shuttle payloads. This means that presently, as the ISS assembly is nearly finished, the two bays are nearly empty, the last payloads

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