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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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Changes in the Swarm Level 1B operational processor

22 July 2015

From 18 July 2015, changes in the Swarm data processing have been introduced.

Key points: magnetic products corrected by the scalar residuals are now directly computed by the operational processor; EFIx_PL_1B are generated directly from the operational processor and can be accessed in the Current folder.

Swarm session at AGU Fall Meeting

20 July 2015

At the next AGU Fall meeting, which will take place in San Francisco from 14 to 18 December, there will be a dedicated session to Swarm.

New Swarm Orbit Counter auxiliary data file

09 July 2015

The new Swarm Orbit Counter auxiliary data file is now available on the Swarm dissemination server in the directory: Auxiliary/Sat_x/AUXxORBCNT

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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.

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Magnetic complexity begins to untangle

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.