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AMS one year on orbit / ESA TV Exchange / 19-06-2012
21 June 2012
European Space Agency (ESA)
The next transmission of the ESA TV Service will be:
ESA TV Exchanges
19-Jun-12 06:30 - 06:45 GMT
REPLAY: 19-Jun-12 15:00 - 15:15 GMT
AMS one year on orbit
ESA TV Exchange
Background information on the transmission:
It's been more than a year since AMS, the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometre, was launched by the Space Shuttle and attached to the International Space Station with the support of ESA astronaut Roberto Vittori.
AMS is the largest ISS' scientific instrument. It is a cosmic rays detector developed in Europe at CERN, near Geneva, to observe antimatter and dark matter.
This video explains what AMS is doing from its outpost in space.
This A & B Roll includes interviews with Nobel Prize Laureate Samuel Ting, AMS Principal Scientist (in English) and Roberto Battiston, AMS Project deputy (in Italian).
For more info on this subject please check the script that is online as a DOC file under :
A WMV preview clip is online under :
The MPEG-2 files are on the ESA ftp server in the folder entitled :
Eutelsat 9A at 9??E, transponder 59, downlink frequency 11900.1 horizontally polarised, symbol rate 27,500 FEC 2/3.