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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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Changes introduced in Swarm product filename extension

19 January 2017

We inform the Swarm users that starting from today, 19 January 2017 at 11:00 UTC, a number of changes have been introduced in the Swarm data production to rationalise the product's filename extensions. There are no changes to files which have already been disseminated.

Updated version of the Swarm MAGx_LR_1B data available

05 January 2017

We are pleased to inform the Swarm users that an updated version of the MAGx_LR_1B products (Product Baseline and File Counter 0501) is now available in the "Advanced" folder of the ESA FTP server. This dataset covers the time window from the beginning of the mission to the end of 2016 for all Swarm spacecraft.

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Release of Swarm-Aurora and the Conjunction Finder

07 February 2017

Are you working on auroral science? You can use Swarm magnetic field mission data along with in-situ and ground-based data through a new easy-to-use web interface; Swarm-Aurora.

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Anatomy of a debris incident

01 February 2017

A space debris avoidance manoeuvre planned for ESA's Swarm mission proved unnecessary last week, but the close encounter highlighted the growing risk from space debris.