Minimize Swarm Operational News

The 12th Generation International Geomagnetic Reference Field (IGRF)

21 January 2015

IAGA has released the 12th generation International Geomagnetic Reference Field (IGRF). The IGRF is a series of standard mathematical models describing the large scale internal part of the Earth's magnetic field between epochs 1900 A.D and present. Data from ESA's Swarm satellite mission were crucial to the development of IGRF-12.

Swarm Level 2 Field Aligned Currents products temporarily unavailable

21 January 2015

Due to a technical issue within the Field Aligned Currents (FAC) processor, FAC products are currently not produced and, therefore, not distributed, since 1 January 2015 (included).

Upcoming Swarm data release

15 January 2015

As a key priority of the Swarm mission, the last few months have seen many cal/val teams involved in the validation of the products and the assessment of the observed data quality issues as reported here.

Following these activities, an updated version of core data products will soon be provided to the user community.

Swarm GPS, ORBIT and ATTITUDE products regenerated

19 December 2014

Following recommendations by the Swarm Quality Working Group, the GPS, ORBIT and ATTITUDE products (file types GPSxNAV_1B, GPSx_RO_1B, GPSx_RN_1B, MODx_SC_1B, STRxATT_1B) have been regenerated since the beginning of the mission up to 19 October 2014.

Swarm celebrates one year in orbit

24 November 2014

One year ago, on 22 November 2013, Swarm was launched and started its highly successful mapping of the Earth's magnetic field, electric field and other geospace parameters. We celebrate the mission's first birthday and wish the trio of satellites a long and healthy life in the service of science.

Improved Swarm Data Access completed

14 November 2014

As previously announced on 20 October 2014, the new FTP layout for the Swarm dissemination server was deployed on 11 November as planned.

ASM anomaly on Swarm C satellite

07 November 2014

The Absolute Scalar Magnetometer (ASM) A Unit on the Swarm Charlie spacecraft has been off since 19:37 on 05 November 2014.

Improved Swarm Data Access - reminder

06 November 2014

Following feedback from different user teams, the Swarm Mission Team has decided to improve the Swarm FTP dissemination server to better handle the fact that in the future the L1 and L2 Product Baselines may evolve separately per processor and per satellite depending on the improvements of the algorithms and the instruments' calibration.

This is to remind the Swarm data users that the FTP server layout change will be effective on Tuesday 11 November 2014, when the old directory structure will be replaced by the new one.

Swarm GPSR updates

22 October 2014

Following recommendations by the Swarm Quality Working Group, modifications have been implemented to the GPSR instrument and its data.

Improved Swarm Data Access

20 October 2014

Following feedback from different user teams, the Swarm Mission Team has decided to improve the Swarm FTP dissemination server to better handle the fact that in the future the L1 and L2 Product Baselines may evolve separately per processor and per satellite depending on the improvements of the algorithms and the instruments' calibration.

Swarm Field Aligned Current (FAC) data - service restored

20 October 2014

The Field Aligned Current (FAC) production on all of the Swarm satellites has been successfully resumed.

Swarm Field Aligned Current (FAC) data unavailability

14 October 2014

The Field Aligned Current (FAC) production on all of the Swarm satellites is temporarily interrupted.

Swarm C: VFM instrument off for approximately 24 hours

26 August 2014

The Vector Field Magnetometer on the Swarm C satellite was temporarily switched off from 05:52 UTC on 25 August 2014, until 11:25 UTC on 26 August 2014.

Complete Swarm orbit manoeuvre information available

06 August 2014

As of today the complete list of orbit manoeuvres of all three Swarm satellites is available for download by the user community.

Minor discrepancy in Swarm Product Header

01 August 2014

Please note that the q_STR_VFM values reported in the header files (HDR) of the Swarm magnetometer low rate products recently regenerated with the latest values of the Euler angles (from launch to 4 July 2014 with the schema SW_OPER_MAGx_LR_1B and file counter 0302) are not correct.

Reprocessing of Swarm magnetic L1b data successfully completed

14 July 2014

The reprocessing of the complete set of magnetic L1b data has finished successfully. The newly available data are ready to be downloaded by the scientific community on the dissemination server.

Reprocessing of Swarm magnetic L1b data started

09 July 2014

As previously announced, ESA's Ground Segment team has started to reprocess the complete set of magnetic L1b data today.

Selection of press coverage from the 3rd Swarm Science Meeting

01 July 2014

The 3rd Swarm Science Meeting held in Copenhagen from 19 until 20 June 2014 (further information can be found here), raised a great deal of interest in the world wide press.

A selection of the press coverage can be found here.

Great interest in the 3rd Swarm Science Meeting

27 June 2014

From 19 until 20 June 2014, DTU Space hosted the 3rd Swarm Science Meeting in Copenhagen. The meeting, sponsored by the European Space Agency took place in the IDA Conference Centre.

ESA intends to reprocess the magnetic L1b Swarm data

25 June 2014

From 16 until 18 June 2014 the third Cal/Val meeting took place in Copenhagen, Denmark. Scientific experts from all over the world presented their latest findings on the scientific quality of the Swarm data and proposed ways to improve the value of the data even further.

Showing 141 - 160 of 170 results.
of 9