End of the beginning for Swarm trio26 November 2013
End of the beginning for Swarm trio26 November 2013 Reaching a significant milestone for ESA’s magnetic field mission, the Swarm satellites have completed the critical first phase of their new mission.
Swarm constellation deploys booms23 November 2013
Swarm constellation deploys booms23 November 2013 Following yesterday’s successful launch, another critical milestone has been passed. The three Swarm satellites have each deployed their four-metre long boom.
ESA’s Swarm trio on its way to watch over our planet’s magnetic shield22 November 2013 ESA’s three-satellite Swarm constellation was lofted into a near-polar orbit by a Russian Rockot launcher this afternoon. For four years, it will monitor Earth’s magnetic field, from the depth of our planet’s core to the heights of its upper atmosphere.
Swarm ready for launch22 November 2013
Swarm ready for launch22 November 2013 With the rocket fully fuelled and its electrical checks done, Swarm is set to liftoff today at 12:02 GMT from Plesetsk in northern Russia.
Swarm mission control ready for triple launch19 November 2013
Swarm mission control ready for triple launch19 November 2013 After months of intensive training, the Swarm mission control team are ready for liftoff on Friday. The team will carefully shepherd the trio of magnetic explorers through their critical launch and early orbit phase, ready to react to any problem.
Swarm on the launch pad18 November 2013
Swarm on the launch pad18 November 2013 Preparations for Friday’s launch of ESA’s magnetic explorer have reached an important milestone – the constellation is now in the Plesetsk launch tower.