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US job opening on Swarm/e-POP

19 September 2017

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Iowa seeks to appoint a post-doctoral researcher to join a dynamic and expanding group of space physics researchers. Amongst other sources, the post-holder will be using Swarm mission data to aid in studies of the Earth's magnetic field.

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Fourth Swarm Science Meeting

26 July 2017

The beautiful town of Banff in Canada was the setting for one of ESA's most important scientific conferences of 2017. In March scientists convened to discuss the latest results coming from two of ESA's Earth Explorer missions: Swarm and CryoSat.

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Anatomy of a debris incident

01 February 2017

A space debris avoidance manoeuvre planned for ESA's Swarm mission proved unnecessary last week, but the close encounter highlighted the growing risk from space debris.

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Swarm debris manoeuvre aborted

25 January 2017

The orbital manoeuvre planned for 25 January has been cancelled following assessments which concluded no risk was posed to the satellite.

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Planned Swarm debris manoeuvre looks good

24 January 2017

The Space Debris Office at ESOC have updated their conjunction alert based on the on-going Swarm manoeuvre planning and the news is positive.

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Swarm - ESA teams respond to debris risk

24 January 2017

For the past few days, experts from ESA's Space Debris Office at ESOC in Darmstadt, Germany, have been assessing a conjunction (read: collision) forecast issued by the US armed forces' Joint Space Operations Center (JSpOC) located at Vandenberg Air Force base in California.

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Swarm's precise sense of magnetism

07 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.

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Swarm heads for new heights

06 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.

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End of the beginning for Swarm trio

26 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.

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Swarm constellation deploys booms

23 November 2013

Following the successful launch, another critical milestone has been passed. The three Swarm satellites have each deployed their four-metre long boom.

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ESA's Swarm trio on its way to watch over our planet's magnetic shield

22 November 2013

ESA's three-satellite Swarm constellation was lofted into a near-polar orbit by a Russian Rockot launcher on 22 November. 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.

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Swarm ready for launch

22 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.

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Swarm mission control ready for triple launch

19 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.

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Swarm on the launch pad

18 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.

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Satellites packed like sardines

08 November 2013

The complex task of placing all three Swarm satellites on their launch adapter is complete. This is another significant milestone in preparing ESA's latest Earth observation mission for liftoff, which is now set for 22 November.

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Swarm launch postponed

30 October 2013

The launch of ESA's magnetic field mission from Plesetsk, Russia, has been postponed by about a week.

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Looking to the future of Earth observation

13 September 2013

The Living Planet Symposium has come to a close in Edinburgh, and a week of talking about past, present and future satellite missions, as well as the scientific challenges facing us, has prepared Earth observation for a new chapter.

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ESA's biggest scientific gathering is under way

09 September 2013

The largest Living Planet Symposium ever held has begun. Scientists and users are gathering in Edinburgh, UK, this week to present their latest satellite findings on Earth's environment and climate based.

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Edinburgh readies for major scientific forum

13 August 2013

About 1700 participants of the Living Planet Symposium are expected in the Scottish capital on 9-13 September. To date, over 1100 people have already registered for ESA's largest scientific event of the year, and the number is growing.

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Getting ready for ESA's largest scientific event of the year

10 June 2013

Start planning your week in Edinburgh - the programme for September's Living Planet Symposium is now available online.

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