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AMS-NASA MEETING RESULTS

April 18th, 2010

Last Friday, the results of the EMC and TV test of AMS were discussed during the Technical Interchange Meeting. All detector subsystem performed well during the various phases of the TVT. During the TV test the Superconducting Magnet endurance has been determined to be about 20 months. Since ISS operations will be extended from 2015 to 2020, it appears that the Superconducting Magnet could only operate for a small fraction of an extended 10 years data taking of AMS-02 on the ISS.

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TVT TEST SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED

April 15th, 2010

After nearly two months of testing at ESTEC, the qualification tests of the AMS experiment have been completed. Today the TV chamber will return to ambient conditions and starting in the weekend the experiment will be prepared for extraction from the TV chamber and then packed for tansportation.

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TECHNICAL INTERCHANGE MEETING AT ESTEC

April 14th, 2010

On April 16th 2010, the AMS Collaboration will hold a Technical Interchange Meeting (TIM) at ESTEC. AMS TIMs are regularly held three to four times a year since 1995: this TIMs will be the last one in Europe before transferring the payload to KSC for final integration on the Shuttle. TIMs are regularly attended by NASA representatives: this time the NASA delegation will be leaded by the NASA Associate Administrator for Space Operations Missions, W. Gerstenmeier. The main purpose of

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WELCOME!

April 9th, 2010

The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer Team welcomes you to the AMS-02 website.   We are an international group of scientists, from 16 countries and 3 continents: you can find us in the Who’s who page. We have been working together since 15 years at one of the most complex scientific instruments ever built to be operated in space. One hundred years after the discovery of Victor Hess of an energetic radiation coming from the depth of space, the “cosmic rays”, AMS-02

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