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Protecting nature

ESA’s Swarm prepares for flight

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13 January 2012
Swarm constellation
A constellation of three satellites form the Swarm Earth Explorer mission. Swarm will identify and measure the magnetic signals that stem from Earth’s core, mantle, crust, oceans, ionosphere and magnetosphere – all of which create the magnetic field that protects our planet. This information will provide insight into processes occurring deep inside the planet and yield a better understanding of the near-Earth electromagnetic environment and the impact solar wind has on Earth.
Credits: ESA/AOES Medialab
Swarm constellation
A constellation of three satellites form the Swarm Earth Explorer mission. Swarm will identify and measure magnetic signals stemming from Earth’s core, mantle, crust, oceans, ionosphere and magnetosphere – all of which create the magnetic field that protects our planet. This information will provide insight into processes occurring deep inside the planet and yield a better understanding of the near-Earth electromagnetic environment and the impact solar wind has on Earth.
Credits: ESA–P. Carril
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