Magnetic complexity begins to untangle22 June 2015
Magnetic complexity begins to untangle22 June 2015 After a year in orbit, the three Swarm satellites have provided a first glimpse inside Earth and started to shed new light on the dynamics of the upper atmosphere – all the way from the ionosphere about 100 km above, through to the outer reaches of ou...
Swarm reveals Earth’s changing magnetism19 June 2014
Swarm reveals Earth’s changing magnetism19 June 2014 The first set of high-resolution results from ESA’s three-satellite Swarm constellation reveals the most recent changes in the magnetic field that protects our planet.
Swarm’s precise sense of magnetism07 May 2014
Swarm’s precise sense of magnetism07 May 2014 Although they were launched only five months ago, ESA’s trio of Swarm satellites are already delivering results with a precision that took earlier missions 10 years to achieve.
Swarm heads for new heights06 February 2014
Swarm heads for new heights06 February 2014 Some tricky manoeuvres are now under way to steer ESA’s trio of Swarm satellites into their respective orbits so that they can start delivering the best-ever survey of our magnetic field.
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.