Astromag on Space Station
Astromag is second generation space-borne cosmic ray experiment
to follow on our balloon-borne and the HEAO satellite
superconducting magnet instruments.
(I do not have a page yet for the HEAO satellite work.)
More material to come
Some interesting photographs:
Astromag on Space Station a sketch made by George Smoot
for Astromag project tee-shirts.
Though we have sold out of COBE t-shirts we still have available
essentially all sizes (children's through xx-large) of these
Note the scale through the shuttle and astronaut on EVA.
Astromag was placed on an outrigger to minimize any
residual magnetic field and to provide a clear field of view.
Astromag Assembled on Space Station artists rendition.
Exploded View of Astromag Assembly on Space Station
This artist's sketch shows Astromag separated from its two
experiments that fasten to each end.
Astromag was designed to have useful magnetic field at either
end so that two experiments could pursue independent objectives
The experiments can be attached and removed for upgrades, repairs,
or replacement with new experiments.
A comparison of Astromag to other cosmic ray experiments.
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