Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The Last Leg Of The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer Saga

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In the continuing saga of the alpha magnetic spectrometer, it is now being transported from CERN to the shuttle where, hopefully, it will get to be lifted to the space station. We hope that this will mark the end of its painful saga to be deployed, and the beginning of the science that it promises to produce.


1 comment:

Pi-Guy said...

Yes, it's about time. Of course, PAMELA has been on orbit now for several years already collecting similar data. AMS will be a good second source of data.

But what cranks me is that AMS was configured to latch onto the ISS, whereas it could have been built from the get-go as a stand alone satellite, like PAMELA, and been aloft quite a long time ago.