Two Swarm satellites flying in formation
A total of three Swarm satellites will be launched
Artist's concept of a Swarm Satellite
The Swarm constellation will provide the most accurate survey of the Earth's magnetic field yet
A Swarm satellite and support gear being loaded on a transport plane
The first of three satellites designed to undertake a comprehensive study the Earth’s magnetic field left Munich airport on Tuesday aboard an Ilyushin-76 transport aircraft bound for Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Russia. This first Swarm satellite will be followed by two identical craft and more than 60 tons of support equipment before all three are launched into polar orbit in November.
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