SWARM satellite and Norwegian space research

Image: ESA


A recent post by the Norwegian Space Agency discussed data delivered by ESA’s SWARM satellite and its value to research led by the Birkeland Centre and other space research groups in Norway.

SWARM is a system of three satellites that was sent up in 2013. It circles the Earth and observes the Earth’s magnetic field, auroras, the interaction between the Earth’s and sun’s magnetic fields and much more. Among the phenomena SWARM data is used to study is the shifting of the magnetic north pole.

Read more here (Norwegian).