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Old 05-23-2010, 06:45 PM   #31
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 So what exactly is causing the delays?
AMS-02's new magnet (of course, it would have to be a European project)!
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Old 05-24-2010, 08:54 PM   #32
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According to the official AMS-02 Twitter page, the cryomagnet (amongst many other things) has been removed and the new permanent magnet has arrived at CERN's integration room in Geneva!

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Old 05-24-2010, 10:16 PM   #33
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Now put it in, fly it to KSC, and get it up next week.
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Old 05-28-2010, 09:56 PM   #34
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 Aachen team is now back in the clean room, to dismount the ACC...almost ready for the "switch"!!!
http://twitter.com/ams02twitt

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Old 05-29-2010, 08:12 AM   #35
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 Couple of facts for this mission
1) Final Space Shuttle flight
2) Final flight of Endeavour
3) OBSS left on ISS
4) Last EVA's preformed by a Space Shuttle
5) Last science related Shuttle mission payload (AMS-02)
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why are they going to leave the OBSS at the station?
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Old 05-29-2010, 10:57 AM   #36
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 why are they going to leave the OBSS at the station?
So that it can be used as an extension boom for the SSRMS, in case EVA crewmembers ever need to reach places that are unreachable by the SSRMS (such as the P6 Truss solar arrays, as was demonstrated during STS-120). The OBSSís FRGF (Flight Releasable Grapple Fixture) will be replace with a SSRMS compatible PDGF (Power & Data Grapple Fixture) during one of STS-134ís EVAs.
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Old 06-01-2010, 03:15 PM   #37
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Correction on my previous post: The cryomagnet has not yet been removed - it seems that is happening today

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 A few hours and we'll say "goodbye" to the Superconducting Magnet.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Alpha-...02/61514694953
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Old 06-03-2010, 07:15 PM   #38
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 12 years from the AMS-01 flight on STS-91. Happy birthday AMS-01!!
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Alpha-...02/61514694953

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According to the official AMS-02 Facebook page, the new (which is really the old) permanent magnet has been installed into AMS-02!

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Old 06-07-2010, 09:56 PM   #39
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 The changeout of the AMS magnet is complete and was successful. We are beginning reintegration in Geneva.
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Old 06-08-2010, 10:01 PM   #40
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Check out these awesome 360į panoramas of the AMS-02 assembly area!
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Old 06-10-2010, 10:07 PM   #41
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For any of you maths buffs (tblaxland? ), hereís a comparison of the cryomagnet & permanent magnet.
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Old 06-18-2010, 01:17 PM   #42
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NASASpaceFlight: "Boundary Layer Transition height increase and addition to STS-134 cleared".

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 The AMS Anti-Coincidence Counter and Tracker has been reinstalled.
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Old 06-23-2010, 12:33 AM   #43
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Endeavour will probably fly on Feb. 28, 2011:
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Endeavour, commanded by Mark Kelly, would blast off around 5:31 p.m. on Feb. 28 to deliver critical supplies and a $1.5 billion physics experiment to the space station.
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Old 06-26-2010, 01:43 PM   #44
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 Congratulations to Trent Martin (AMS NASA Project Manager) and Ken Bollweg (AMS NASA Deputy Project Manager) for being presented the "NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal" for their work on AMS. This is one of the top honors presented by NASA to civil servants.
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This image from Mark Kelly via Twitter shows John Young & Mark Kelly standing side-by-side. It's a pretty neat photo - the first & last Shuttle Commanders together!

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Old 06-26-2010, 05:46 PM   #45
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Oh my God! John Young is STILL wearing that stupid turtle-neck !
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