The AMS-02 experiment status

Oliva, A. (2011) The AMS-02 experiment status. Il nuovo cimento C, 34 (3). pp. 89-94. ISSN 1826-9885

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The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) is a high-energy physics experiment built to operate in space. The prototype of the AMS detector was AMS-01, flown in 1998 on-board of the space shuttle Discovery (mission STS-91). Starting from the experience acquired in the high successful AMS-01 mission the detector AMS-02 has been designed improving the AMS-01 energetic range, geometric acceptance and particle identification capabilities. In 2010 the AMS-02 detector has been validated for the space/scientific operations by means of a wide test campaign (including beam tests, TVT test and EMI test). A major change in the design of AMS-02 has been decided after the thermo-vacuum test to extend as much as possible the endurance of the experiment, profiting also of the extended endurance of the International Space Station (ISS) program toward 2020. The final AMS-02 configuration has been integrated during summer 2010, then tested on the H8 beam-line at CERN, and finally delivered to the launch site (Kennedy Space Center, Florida) at the end of August. AMS-02 is planned to be installed on the International Space Station in 2011 by the space shuttle Endeavour (mission STS-134).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Spaceborne and space research instruments, apparatus, and components (satellites, space vehicles, etc.) ; Neutrino, muon, pion, and other elementary particle detectors; cosmic ray detectors ; Charged-particle spectrometers: electric and magnetic
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 530 Fisica
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2020 16:27
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2020 16:27

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