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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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Swarm - Software issue in Rinex converter fixed

15 April 2016

With the deployment of the new L1b processor version 3.17, a software issue in the Rinex converter has been fixed that caused high noise in the code range observations contained in the Swarm GPSx_RO_1B products.

Thermal Ion Imager Provisional Dataset updated

14 April 2016

The Swarm Thermal Ion Imager Provisional Dataset, available on ESA FTP server under the path ~/Advanced/Provisional_Plasma_dataset/Thermal_Ion_Imagers_Data, has been partially updated to version 0201.

EFI switched off during collision avoidance manoeuvre on Swarm Alpha on 01 April 2016

04 April 2016

With reference to the news published on 01 April 2016 we inform the users that the Electric Field Instrument (EFI) on Swarm Alpha was switched off on 01 April 2016 at 11:00 UTC in prevision of the Collision Avoidance Manoeuvre.

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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.