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
A new dataset has been delivered by the Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF) for instrument validation purposes and advanced studies involving ionospheric plasma.
Due to a Single Event Functional Interrupt that affected the on board computer mass memory of Swarm Bravo, we expect a gap of Science data between 22/06 15:12:59 UTC and 23/06 03:44:24 UTC.
24 June 2016
Previous GPSR setting optimisation revealed that a wider L2 carrier loop bandwidth increased the robustness of the L2 carrier phase tracking.
Latest Mission Results News
10 May 2016
With more than two years of measurements by ESA's Swarm satellite trio, changes in the strength of Earth's magnetic field are being mapped in detail.
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.