What is Swarm?
Swarm is the fifth Earth Explorer mission approved in ESA's Living Planet Programme, and was successfully launched on 22 November 2013.
The objective of the Swarm mission is to provide the best-ever survey of the geomagnetic field and its temporal evolution as well as the electric field in the atmosphere using a constellation of 3 identical satellites carrying sophisticated magnetometers and electric field instruments.
Latest Mission Operations News
The first set of Swarm Level 2 magnetic field products is complete and available for download. The set is comprised of models for the core field, lithospheric field, mantle conductivity, and external current systems in the ionosphere and magnetosphere.
29 October 2015
The following GPSR optimised settings were uplinked to Swarm A on 8 October 2015 at 12:41 UTC and on Swarm B on 10 October 2015 at 12:11 UTC:
22 October 2015
We are pleased to inform interested users that the Swarm Ionospheric Bubble Index (IBI) product is now available in the "Current" folder of the ESA FTP server covering the start of the mission (December 2013) onward for all spacecraft. More information can be found in the Data Quality User Note.
Latest Mission Results News
For the first time ever, two of ESA's flagship space missions - Cluster and Swarm - have joined forces to simultaneously measure the properties of Earth's magnetic field at two different altitudes.
22 June 2015
After a year in orbit, the three Swarm satellites have provided a first glimpse inside Earth and started to shed new light on the dynamics of the upper atmosphere - all the way from the ionosphere about 100 km above, through to the outer reaches of our protective magnetic shield.