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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 Langmuir Probe preliminary dataset updated

24 August 2015

The Langmuir Probe preliminary dataset, containing ionospheric electron density and temperature, have been updated for the three Swarm spacecraft up to 18 August 2015.

Issues with the Swarm EFIx_PL_1B 0401 data

13 August 2015

Due to technical issues, the EFIx_PL_1B production has been stopped. The problem is currently being assessed.

For more details, please read carefully the User Note.

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.

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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.