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Data

Discover and download the Earth observation data you need from the broad catalogue of missions the European Space Agency operate and support.

Data Description

Swarm Level 2 longterm

The Swarm Level 2 Long Term data products are the corrected and formatted output from each of the three Swarm satellites. By a complex assimilat...

Data Description

Swarm Level 1 B

The Level 1b products of the Swarm mission contains time-series of quality-screen, calibrated, and corrected measurements given in physical, SI ...

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Swarm Level 2 daily

The Swarm Level 1b data products are the corrected and formatted output from each of the three Swarm satellites. By a complex assimilation of th...

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Swarm Geodesy/Gravity

Monthly gravity field of the Earth, non-gravitational accelerations

News

Discover the latest news on the European Space Agency's Earth Observation activities. Learn all about new data availability and how ESA's missions are performing.

Operational News

Swarm Charlie: VFM issue on 15 and 16 July 2019

An anomaly occurred on the Vector Field Magnetometer on board Swarm Charlie satellite between 14:09:06 15/07/2019 and 13:29:34 UTC on 16/07/2019

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Operational News

New version of the Swarm Weekly Quality Report

Starting from the week 8-14 April, a new version of the Swarm Quality Report will be introduced.

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Operational News

Swarm Alpha: L1B data gap from 10 to 12 June 2019

Due to a test performed on-board Swarm Alpha from 10 to 12 June 2019, the telemetry data retrieved from this spacecraft was not nominal.

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Scientific Highlights

Eighth Swarm Data Quality Workshop report published in EOS

A summary of the 2018 Swarm Data Quality Workshop has been published in the Earth and Space Science (EOS) journal.

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Operational News

Significant improvements on Swarm Thermal Ion Imagers data

Constant improvement in the strategies to operate the TII sensors on-board each Swarm spacecraft allow increase in data coverage and quality.

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General News

Swarm helps pinpoint new magnetic north for smartphones

The magnetic north is constantly on the move – so much so the World Magnetic Model has had to be updated urgently with the pole's new location.

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Missions

Explore the European Space Agency's Earth Observation satellite missions. Learn all about ESA's dedicated Earth Explorers or collaborations with other agencies through the Third Party Missions programme.

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Earth Explorers

Swarm

Swarm is dedicated to creating a highly detailed survey of the Earth’s geomagnetic field and its temporal evolution as well as the electric field in the atmosphere using a constellation of three identical satellites.

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INSTRUMENTS

Explore the many instruments the European Space Agency use to observe the Earth. ESA offer data from a wide range of optical, radar, atmospheric, altimetric and gravimetric instrumentation.

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Earth Explorers

VFM

The Vector Field Magnetometer is the primary instrument carried aboard the Swarm satellites.