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MEET AN AMS SCIENTIST

August 22nd, 2010

A  preliminary version of the  AMS  Who is Who page has just been  published. You are invited to have a look. You might be interested to contact a scientist from your country or from different countries and institutes of the world wide AMS Collaboration.

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THE LAST TEST BEAM @ CERN

August 17th, 2010

After integration has been completed AMS-02 has been transported to the CERN test beam to undergo systematic calibration using high energy protons, positrons, electrons and pions. The CERN accelerator is able to provide particles and antiparticles up to 400 GeV/c2 of energy. These particles are used to align the various parts of the tracking system to microns level accuracy and to test the particle identification capability of the experiment. Literally thousands of different test beam incident angles and positions have

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A GALACTIC FLIGHT

August 1st, 2010

On August 25th, a US Airforce C-5M Super Galaxy will land on the Geneva Airport to pick up the AMS-02 experiment and 65 members of the AMS Collaboration. On the following day the airplane will leave to KSC where it will land on the famous Shuttle landing strip. The C-5 M is one of the largest aircraft in the world, able to carry very heavy loads and land and leave from amazingly short strips. If you want to know more

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THE FIRST EVENT

July 21st, 2010

The permanent magnet catched the first particle. A muon passed through its magnetic field and crossed all AMS-02 tracker planes. Cosmic-rays data collection has started! The re-integration of the AMS-02 spectrometer is going ahead and is nearly complete. Meanwhile all the subsystems are again operational and the first cosmic rays are detected and recorded by the data acquisition. The reconfigured Silicon Tracker with its nine planes works well: in this computer reconstructed image you can see one of the first

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