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The AMS-02 Thermal Control System Design
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published July 07, 2003 by SAE International in United States
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This paper reports on the Thermal Control System (TCS) of the AMS-02 (Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer). AMS-02 will be installed on the International Space Station (ISS) Starboard segment of the Truss in 2005, where it will acquire data for at least three years. The AMS-02 payload has a mass of about 6700 kg, a power budget of 2kW and consists of 5 different instruments, with their associated electronic equipment.
Analytical integration of the AMS-02 thermal mathematical model is described in the paper, together with the main thermal design features.
Stringent temperature stability requirements have been satisfied, providing a stable thermal environment that allows for easier calibration of the detectors. The overall thermal design uses a combination of standard and innovative concepts to fit specific instruments needs.
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- Marco Molina - Mechanical and Thermal Engineering Department - Carlo Gavazzi Space
- Christian Vettore - Mechanical and Thermal Engineering Department - Carlo Gavazzi Space
- Maddalena Cova - Mechanical and Thermal Engineering Department - Carlo Gavazzi Space
- Alberto Franzoso - INFN- PISA
- Joseph Burger - MIT
- Craig S. Clark - Lockheed Martin Space Operations
- Chia-Ray Chen - National Space Program Office
- Jih-Run Tsai - National Space Program Office
CitationMolina, M., Vettore, C., Cova, M., Franzoso, A. et al., "The AMS-02 Thermal Control System Design," SAE Technical Paper 2003-01-2585, 2003, https://doi.org/10.4271/2003-01-2585.
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