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LAUNCH DATE GETS CLOSER

March 19th, 2011

Getting closer to the AMS-02 launch for the ISS, the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer Team invites you to stay tuned!     For the latest updates, follow us on Twitter and Facebook!

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A SMILING COLLABORATION

March 18th, 2011

During the Shuttle Endeavour  rollover from OPF to VAB, on February  28th, the spacecraft stopped for a couple of hours for a photo opportunity open to  all the people who worked on this mission. Here are the pictures of the  AMS Collaboration members who were  present at KSC on that occasion, in front of “their” Shuttle. Nobelist Samuel Ting with representatives of (clockwise):  Academia Sinica (Taiwan), Aachen RWTH  Ist Institute (Germany), China, LIP (Portugal)  

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TESTS AND SIMULATIONS, AN OVERVIEW

March 17th, 2011

Since its arrival at KSC at the end of August 2010, AMS-02 operations were devoted to last mechanical integration and mostly to tests and simulations. Software is continuously implemented to enhance interface communication, remote control and data storage process. To test AMS-02 procedures, from the switching on right after the launch till the long term data collection, we worked at POCC with flight spare hardware alternately turned on, in order to simulate the configuration with different elements of AMS-02 operating:

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AMS-02 AGENDA UPDATED

March 13th, 2011

While Shuttle Endeavour is at the launch pad waiting for her payloads, the AMS-02 flow schedule we reported in a previous post underwent some changes. First of all, the experiment loading into the canister is now scheduled for March 15th. Here is an updated and more detailed version of the AMS-02 flow schedule, where we added also the incoming media event that will take place on March 24th, a news briefing about shuttle Endeavour’s STS-134 mission with a 12:30 p.m.

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