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
15 January 2016
Due to a planned maintenance of the Swarm processing infrastructure, the production has been paused today and will be resumed on Tuesday, 19 January 2016. During this period, users will be able to access the ESA FTP server as usual.
With reference to the news published on 08 January 2016 we inform the users that the Level 1B Magnetic products (MAGx_LR_1B, MAGx_HR_1B, MAGx_CA_1B) from 1 to 4 January 2016 have been regenerated.
14 January 2016
The production of updated magnetic field products started at the beginning of the year. The products will be based on Swarm magnetic data (MAGx_LR_1B version 0408/0409) covering the period from launch to the end of 2015, i.e. approximately two years.
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.