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
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.
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.
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.