The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer is a particle physics experiment module that is to be mounted on the International Space Station. It is designed to search for various types of unusual matter by measuring cosmic rays. Its experiments will help researchers study the formation of the Universe and search for evidence of dark matter and antimatter.
Final testing is being completed at ESA’s European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) facility in the Netherlands and delivery to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida is expected in early September 2010.
Launch is targeted for February 2011 on space shuttle Endeavour flight STS-134, the last flight in the shuttle programme.
Adapted from information issued by ESA / Wikipedia.
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