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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 research objectives 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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ESA Member States approve Swarm extension

20 November 2017

Timely placed a few days in advance of Swarm's fourth anniversary in space, ESA Member States participating to the Earth Observation Envelope Programme have given a nice birthday present to our mission.

Swarm MAGx_LR_1B dataset (version 0502) has been extended

06 November 2017

With reference to the news published on 07 September 2017, we inform the Swarm users that the Swarm MAGx_LR_1B version 0502 has been extended for all Swarm spacecraft.

Swarm Charlie MAGx_LR_1B vs.0502 of May 2017 regenerated

02 November 2017

We would like to inform Swarm users that due to the occurrence of an issue during the processing of the Swarm L1B MAGx_LR_1B data with Product Baseline and File Counter 0502, the Swarm Charlie VFM data for the time window from 01 to 31 May 2017 is erroneously set to zero.

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Swarm celebrates its 4th anniversary in space

22 November 2017

Exactly four years ago a Rocket launch vehicle carrying the three precious Swarm satellites blasted off from the launch site in Plesetsk. Since then our mission has been continuously collecting ground-breaking data on the various components of the magnetic field and on the near-Earth environment and their dynamics.

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Ideas wanted in science for society

04 October 2017

ESA is offering over 100 opportunities for industry, start-ups and scientific institutions to develop innovative ideas that bring Earth observation science closer to society.