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GOODBYE CERN!

August 22nd, 2010

By midnight, august 20, the extensive AMS-02  test beam calibration has been completed. At 9 am on the following day the experiment has been extracted from the test beam area and transported into the structure which will host it while traveling to KSC. The scientists are now busy analyzing the data collected, in particular to accurately  perform  the  alignment of  the  tracker planes; the results confirm that with the  new tracker and magnet configuration the experiment exhibits  almost identical  measuring

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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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