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Chinese thermal control system in ISS

06-01-2011 14:10 BJT

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The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer-2 (AMS-02), is ready to be installed in the International Space Station (ISS). The device is a particle physics detector designed to study the universe and its origins by searching for antimatter and dark matter in space and by measuring cosmic rays. It features a thermal control system developed by Chinese scientists.

The 2-billion US dollar AMS-02 program, led by Nobel Prize Laureate, Samuel Ting, attracted more than 600 researchers from 16 countries and regions.

Shandong University joined the program in 2004 and was responsible for designing the thermal control system.

The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer-2 (AMS-02), is ready to be installed in
the International Space Station (ISS).

The team's task was to keep the detector's equipment working under a stable temperature.

The research team at Shandong University collaborated with more than thirty scientists from institutions around the world.

Through a series of extensive tests, the performance of the thermal control system was validated by the European Space Agency.

According to the program, once it is assembled, AMS-02 will send feedback to three data centers, including one in Shandong University, via a data relay satellite.

The recently-established Institute of Thermal Science will monitor AMS-02's orbital operation in real-time while analyzing and restructuring the received data.

Editor:Shi Jierui |Source: CNTV.CN

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