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COVID-19: Nominal operational production of Swarm Science data

23 March 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is evolving rapidly all around the world and impacts strongly most European Countries. Therefore, when possible, the Swarm teams located in different European countries have been asked to work from home in order to limit contamination risks.

Although the overall situation is not optimal and creates additional difficulties, we would like to reassure the user community that the Swarm daily science data acquisitions are maintained at a nominal level.

Thanks to joint efforts from ESA ground segment and flight operations teams, the Swarm daily data generation, quality assessment, and data dissemination is fully nominal.

We will do our best to keep the Swarm mission fully operational through these challenging times, so although we can give no guarantees, we are adjusting our operation and planning to be able to sustain close to nominal operation during even stricter restrictions in our host countries should they occur.