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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.

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ESA Swarm Call for Ideas for new data products and services

26 May 2016

A new call is open to solicit ideas for new data products and services for the European Space Agency's Swarm constellation mission.

Interested individuals or groups are encouraged to submit new Swarm product/service ideas by 1 July 2016.

Langmuir Probes to be switched off on-board Swam Alpha on 24 May 2016

23 May 2016

Due to a calibration activity of the Thermal Ion Imagers, the Langmuir Probes will be switched off on-board Swarm Alpha on 24 May 2016, from 00:00:00 to 23:59:58 UTC.

Swarm - Overflow values observed at times in the electron density

19 May 2016

We have recently noticed that the electron density contained in the Swarm EFIx_PL_1B products are at times affected by spike events, or overflows, of about 4.2 x 108 cm-3, whose duration usually does not exceed 1-2 seconds.

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Earth's magnetic heartbeat

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.

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Seven ESA satellites team up to explore Earth's magnetic field

01 July 2015

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.