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LEAVING CERN, ON THE WAY TO ESTEC

February 16th, 2010

On February 12th, an unusual series of trucks left CERN in the early morning, directed to the ESA ESTEC Center,  located in Noordwjik, Holland. The trucks were transporting the fully integrated AMS-02 spectrometer, together with all  kind of ground support equipment needed to operate the spectrometer during space qualification tests. In the week preceeding the departure for ESTEC, the AMS-02 spectrometer has been exposed to high energy particle beams at CERN (proton, electrons, photons) to calibrate the performances  of the

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