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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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ROLLOVER COMPLETED

March 6th, 2011

On February 28th Endeavour performed safely the rollover from the OPF to the VAB. Looking at this veteran vehicle which will carry AMS-02 to the Space Station warily moved for a quarter of a mile on a yellow track at Kennedy Space Center, it was very impressive for us. On the picture above you can see the Collaboration with the parading Endeavour behind. In the VAB the shuttle has been prepared to mate her tank; on March 9th – the

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OUR COMMANDER MARK KELLY IS BACK!

February 7th, 2011

One month after the terrible attack to his wife Gabrielle Gifford, Commander Mark Kelly announced his decision to resume training for the STS-134 Mission on February 7th. “I am looking forward to rejoining my STS-134 crew members and finishing our training for the mission”, Kelly said. “We have been preparing for more than 18 months, and we will be ready to deliver the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) to the International Space Station and complete the other objectives of the flight.

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AMS-02 NEXT AGENDA

February 3rd, 2011

AMS-02 started 2011 with a lot of testing: the first one was the power quality test, successfully completed, as well as the interface test. From January 17th to 21th, the ISS end-to-end DAQ test was performed, operating the spectrometer powered on from JSC Houston with 3 shifts per day. Finally the experiment was switched off followed by the final details of integration: all the MLI are being checked and the STS-134 mission patch has been added. A lot of technical meetings are going on. On Monday January 31st we had the Collaboration

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