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
25 September 2015
From 18 September 2015, EFIx_PL_1B products are again available, after the pause in production on 08 August 2015 (as previously announced).
03 September 2015
New Swarm Level 2 Cat-2 data are available starting from 27/08/2015. Field-Aligned Currents (FAC), derived from both single and combined spacecraft data are again available, and Equatorial Electric Field data (EEF) are also now available.
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.