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Swarm Bravo: VFM data gap from 19 to 27 August 2018

29 August 2018

Due to a science packet corruption which occurred on the VFM (Vector Field Magnetometer) on board Swarm Bravo, the VFM science data (at 50 Hz rate) were not received from approximately 10:00 UTC on 19 August to 07:10 UTC on 27 August 2018 when the VFM was restarted.

As a consequence, the production of L1B Magnetic and Plasma data and of Level 2 – Cat-2 FAC, IBI and EEF data will be affected for this time window.

It is presently under investigation if the missing data products for the period from 19 to 27 August can be recovered.


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Zooming in on Mexico's landscape

22 October 2018

As part of a scientific collaboration with the Mexican Space Agency, ESA has combined images from the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission to produce a detailed view of the vegetation growing across the entire country.

sentinel-2 mexico vegetation

The high-resolution land-cover map combines images captured by Copernicus Sentinel-2 between 2016 and 2018.