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Swarm Bravo: VFM issue on 16 and 17 August 2019

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.

Swarm Alpha: L1B ASM data gap from 11 to 19 August 2019

19 August 2019

From 11 to 19 August 2019, the ASM (Absolute Scalar Magnetometer) instrument on board Swarm Alpha was commanded in burst mode.

Swarm Alpha: EFI data gap on 7 August 2019

12 August 2019

An EFI-TII gain calibration map was executed on 7 August 2019 on-board Swarm Alpha.

Swarm Charlie: EFI data gap on 6 August 2019

12 August 2019

An EFI-TII gain calibration map was executed on 6 August 2019 on-board Swarm Charlie.

Swarm Bravo: EFI data gap on 4-5 August 2019

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.

Swarm Charlie: Data on 15 and 16 July partially recovered

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.

Swarm Alpha: Data of 12 June 2019 partially recovered

24 July 2019

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.

Swarm Charlie: VFM issue on 15 and 16 July 2019

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.

Swarm Charlie: Data gaps on 15 and 16 July 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.

CryoSat magnetometer data now available to support Swarm Sciences

05 July 2019

We are pleased to announce the new release of magnetic field data recorded by Fluxgate magnetometers operating on-board ESA's CryoSat mission.

New version of the Swarm Weekly Quality Report

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.

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

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.

Swarm Charlie: EFI data gap from 2 to 4 June 2019

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.

Swarm Alpha: L1B ASM data gap from 13 to 20 May 2019

21 May 2019

We inform the Swarm users that from 13 to 20 May 2019, the ASM (Absolute Scalar Magnetometer) instrument on board Swarm Alpha was commanded in burst mode.

Swarm Alpha: EFI data gap on 12 May 2019

17 May 2019

We would like to inform Swarm users that an EFI/TII gain calibration map has been executed on 12 May 2019 onboard Swarm Alpha.

Swarm Charlie: data gaps from 28 April 2019

06 May 2019

We would like to inform Swarm users that an on-board anomaly occurring on Swarm Charlie caused data gaps on all L0, L1A and L1B data products from 28 April 2019 onwards.

Swarm Bravo collision avoidance manoeuvre on 2 April 2019

03 April 2019

An orbit collision avoidance manoeuvre was performed on Swarm Bravo on 2 April 2019 at 00:23 UTC for a duration of 64 seconds, equivalent to a Delta V of 0.015 m/s.

Swarm Alpha and Charlie: STR instruments set at 2 Hz rate from December 2018

15 March 2019

We would like to inform Swarm users that from 12 December 2018, at 13:34:56 UTC and 18 December 2018, at 12:43:30 UTC, the attitude information of the Star Tracker instruments on board the Swarm Alpha and Charlie satellites, respectively, are provided at 2 Hz rate, instead of the previous 1 Hz.

CASSIOPE/e-POP full data mirror on the ESA Swarm Dissemination Server

06 March 2019

The ESA Swarm Dissemination Server is now also hosting a mirror of the CASSIOPE/e-POP full data archive (past and current observations) in native format. These products are freely available under the /#CASSIOPE_e-POP directory by FTP/HTTPS anonymous browsing. Read a full description of the e-POP data set.

New Swarm plasma density and plasma irregularity dataset released

25 February 2019

A new Swarm Level 2 data product was released on 20 February 2019. It contains several time series that characterize the plasma density and plasma irregularity along the Swarm orbits, separately calculated for each of the three satellites.

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