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A follow-up to CHAMP spacecraft, the Swarm was three satellites in three different polar orbits to measure the earth's magnetic field with high precision. Each spacecraft carried an Absolute Scalar Magnetometer; a Vector Field Magnetometer; an Electric Field Instrument; an Accelerometer; and a Laser Range Reflector. Earth Science satellite built by EADS Astrium Friedrichshafen for ESA, Europe. Launched 2013.

AKA: Earth Explorer. Status: Operational 2013. First Launch: 2013-11-22. Last Launch: 2013-11-22. Number: 3 . Gross mass: 468 kg (1,031 lb). Apogee: 466 km (289 mi).


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Family: Science. Country: Europe. Launch Vehicles: UR-100N, Rokot.

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