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What's is this very CGI looking clip in this NASA video of the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer installation?

This is the NASA video AMS Time Lapse Installation a time-lapse of the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) installation at the International Space Station. At about ...
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What are the “25 bespoke tools (that) had to be developed” to install a new coolant system for the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS)?

The 2020 Jan/Feb issue of the CERN Courier has an astronaut on its front cover and on the next page From the Editor begins: It’s not often that CERN Courier has the opportunity to feature an ...
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Why dwell when checking for leaks on AMS-02?

On spacewalk 4/4 of the AMS-02 repair mission, Luca discovered a leak in one of the spliced coolant lines. They then had to wait an hour after a repair before re-testing the joint; a 'mandatory dwell'....
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Why does the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) on the ISS use carbon dioxide for coolant?

Spaceflight Now's Astronauts finish repairs to space station cosmic ray detector says: Originally designed to operate for just three years, the AMS chalked up eight years of operation before being ...