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Cosmic Rays experiment

10 Years of operating the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer on the International Space Station

AMS, passed the milestone of its first 10 years of continuous operation on the International Space Station. AMS is a particle physics detector designed to measure antiparticles, particles, and nuclei of rigidity (momentum/charge) ranging from the GV…

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AMS-02 cooling pumps replaced during series of spacewalks

The AMS-02 experiment was designed and developed by an international team led by MIT physicist Samuel Ting and assembled at CERN starting in 2003. Perched atop the International Space Station’s S3 truss segment, AMS-02 has been hunting for cosmic…

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