WHAT IS AMS?

AMS-02 > WHAT IS AMS?


The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS-02) is a state-of-the-art particle physics detector designed to operate as an external module on the International Space Station. It will use the unique environment of space to study the universe and its origin by searching for antimatter and dark matter while performing precision measurements of cosmic rays composition and flux. The AMS-02 observations will help answer fundamental questions, such as “What makes up the universe’s invisible mass?” or “What happened to the primordial antimatter?”


AMS Final Design

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AMS IN A NUTSHELL — A quick overview of the AMS-02 experiment

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THE INSTRUMENT — How is AMS built? How does it work?

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THE SCIENCE — The AMS main scientific goals

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AMS-01 — The AMS prototype flown in 1998