Swarm Operational News
04 December 2019
Precise orbits for the year 2018 and attitude quaternions for the period from January 2014 to January 2019 were produced for the CASSIOPE/e-POP, which was incorporated as the fourth element of the Swarm constellation (Swarm-Echo) in 2018. These data sets are now available on the Swarm dissemination server.
29 November 2019
From 24 November to 2 December 2019, the ASM (Absolute Scalar Magnetometer) instrument on board Swarm Alpha was commanded in burst mode. This has temporarily caused the magnetic field intensity derived from the ASM and stored in MAGA_LR_1B and MAGA_CA_1B products to be set to zero from 24/11/2019, at 23:50 UTC to 02/12/2019 at 00:10 UTC. This data gap will be recovered very soon.
04 November 2019
Between the 27 October to 4 November, the ASM (Absolute Scalar Magnetometer) instrument on board Swarm Bravo was commanded in burst mode.
27 September 2019
From 22 to 30 September, the ASM (Absolute Scalar Magnetometer) instrument on board Swarm Alpha was commanded in burst mode.
The non-gravitational acceleration and thermosphere density data, both derived from the GPS receiver data, were reprocessed for the entire period from launch in November 2013 until July 2019 for all three Swarm satellites.
04 September 2019
A new baseline of the Equatorial Electric Field (EEFxTMS_2F) L2 product was released on 4 September 2019. This product contains the eastward Equatorial Electric Field (EEF) estimated from magnetometer measurements of each Swarm spacecraft as they cross the magnetic equator.
22 August 2019
An anomaly occurred on the VFM (Vector Field Magnetometer) on board the Swarm Bravo satellite between 18:30 on 16 August and 12:59 UTC on 17 August.
19 August 2019
From 11 to 19 August 2019, the ASM (Absolute Scalar Magnetometer) instrument on board Swarm Alpha was commanded in burst mode.
12 August 2019
An EFI-TII gain calibration map was executed on 7 August 2019 on-board Swarm Alpha.
12 August 2019
An EFI-TII gain calibration map was executed on 6 August 2019 on-board Swarm Charlie.
09 August 2019
We would like to inform Swarm users that an EFI-TII gain calibration map has been executed between 4 and 5 August 2019 on-board Swarm Bravo.
05 August 2019
The data gap registered on 15 and 16 July 2019, due to the VFM issue on Swarm Charlie (see related news). has been partially recovered.
The data gap for the Swarm Alpha satellite between 10 and 12 June 2019 (see news published on 17 June 2019) has now been partially recovered.
19 July 2019
An anomaly occurred on the VFM (Vector Field Magnetometer) on board the Swarm Charlie satellite between 14:09:06 on 15/07/2019 and 13:29:34 UTC on 16/07/2019.
19 July 2019
Several tests were performed on the Swarm Charlie satellite on 15 July in order to investigate the anomaly that occurred on 28 April.
During these tests the instruments were switched off and on, causing data gaps for all the L0, L1A, L1B and L2-Cat2 products.
We are pleased to announce the new release of magnetic field data recorded by Fluxgate magnetometers operating on-board ESA's CryoSat mission.
01 July 2019
Starting from the week 8-14 April, a new version of the Swarm Quality Report will be introduced. The improvements of this new version consist in a shorter description of all the data quality controls with the aim to report only the most significant information.
17 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.
10 June 2019
Due to an issue with the Electric Field Instrument on-board Swarm Charlie, no Langmuir Probe data are available from 2 June 2019 at 00:06 UTC to 4 June at 11:57 UTC.
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