BGS to validate ESA's geophysical Swarm data

Aurora H  © ESA.

The BGS has successfully bid to join the European Space Agency (ESA) Swarm magnetic survey satellite mission validation team as a principal investigator. We will participate, along with ESA, in the geophysical validation of Swarm data products.

Swarm is a three-satellite 'mini constellation' that will provide unprecedented spatial and temporal resolution of the magnetic fields of the Earth.

Launch date is currently set for 17 July 2012, with a mission duration of up to five years.

More about ESA's magnetic field mission Swarm


2 March 2012