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GPS and LRR

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.

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Download data from the Swarm mission through the Swarm Dissemination Server.

The access and use of Swarm products are regulated by ESA's Data Policy and subject to the acceptance of the specific Terms and Conditions.

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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:


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.

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VirES
VirES for Swarm, the virtual research service, is a highly interactive data manipulation and retrieval interface for Swarm constellation mission products. It includes tools for studying various geomagnetic models by comparing them to the Swarm satellite measurements at given space weather and ionospheric conditions.
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VRE
The Swarm Virtual Research Environment (VRE) is a cloud service which provides a web-based interactive development environment based on JupyterLab.



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Aurora
Swarm-Aurora is a web-based platform that facilitates the identification of opportunities for auroral research utilising Swarm data.



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AMPS
The Average Magnetic field and Polar current System model (AMPS) is a climatological model of polar ionospheric currents, based on magnetic field measurements from the CHAMP and Swarm satellites.


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blue arrow 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.