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Swarm launch postponed

30 October 2013

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The launch of ESA's magnetic field mission from Plesetsk, Russia, has been postponed by about a week.

The announcement from the mission's launch service provider, Eurockot, follows the decision to replace a unit in the Breeze upper stage of the Rockot launcher.

Originally scheduled for 14 November, the launch is expected to be delayed by about one week. More details will be given as they become available.

Updated 7 November:

Following the replacement of a unit in the Breeze upper stage of the Rockot launcher, the new launch date for Swarm is now 22 November at 12:02 GMT (13:02 CET).

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