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ESA makes first Swarm datasets available

16 May 2014

The European Space Agency is pleased to announce the release of the first set of products based on the Swarm satellites.

Launched on 22 November 2013 and after an intensive commissioning phase, which saw the deployment of the constellation as well as the complete verification and validation of all instrument data, ESA is now in the position to gradually release the data.

Starting today, Level 1b data from the orbit, attitude and magnetometer data processors are immediately available upon processing.

A re-processing of the first six months of mission data is on-going and the archives are being continuously populated. We will soon proceed to release Level 1b data from the Electric Field Instrument once the final validation steps are completed. A number of the Level 2 processing chains are also fully running and we expect to see the release of these data in the very near future as well. Instead, for what concerns the Level 1b accelerometer data, unfortunately more time is needed as the calibration and validation campaign has revealed that the corrections for temperature-dependent perturbations still require improvement.

Documents describing the user interface and the data relevant (CDF) format are available in the Document Library.