Precise orbit determination relies on the data from GPS receivers, which were developed by RUAG Space in Austria. Each Swarm satellite is equipped with a Laser Retroreflector of novel design find more information for external calibration and validation of the on-board GPS receiver.
GPSR and LRR Instrument
GPSR and LRR (Swarm)
The Swarm mission delivers Level 1b and Level 2 data products. Data products are available from individual satellites on a daily basis or from the full constellation.
The data is freely available to everyone.
Swarm data products are also available by the thematic areas the mission supports:
- Swarm Core products
- Swarm Geodesy/Gravity products
- Swarm Ionosphere/Magnetosphere products
- Swarm Lithosphere products
- Swarm Mantle products
- Swarm Oceans products
- Swarm Space Weather products
- Swarm Thermosphere products
Learn more about the Swarm products in the Swarm Product Data Handbook. The handbook provides a detailed description of the products. It is a useful reference to support the use of Swarm products for further processing or applications.
Quality Control Reports
Swarm Quality Control Reports are produced on a weekly basis and and cover the quality and the data acquired by the three Swarm satellites and the products produced from this data.