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Swarm Daily News

Swarm Satellites Launched Successfully

Eurockot Launch Services GmbH successfully launched the three satellite Swarm constellation for the European Space Agency today at 12:02 hrs […]

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Daily 64 (L-1)

Today the Military Space Forces have started to fuel the first 2 stages of the Rocket with fuel and oxidizer. […]

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Daily 63 (L-2)

While the last works are done to prepare the rocket booster fuelling which takes place tomorrow morning, the customer and […]

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Daily 62 (L-3)

Today was the day of the „Dress Rehearsal“. The launch day was copied and all spacecraft operations were performed as […]

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Daily 61 (L-4)

Today the train transporting the Upper Composite (Space Head) has left the MIK at about 6h in the morning and […]

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Daily 60 (L-5)

While the Astrium team starts packing the first equipment, the upper composite (space head) was moved to the general hall, […]

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Daily 59 (L-6)

Today the encapsulation of the Swarm satellites has taken place. The both fairing halves were moved from their storage position […]

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Daily 58 (L-7 corrected)

Today the switch on and the electrical checks of the 3 Swarm satellites after mating with the Breeze upper stage […]

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Daily 57

Today the Breeze-KM upper stage arrived fuelled in the integration facility MIK. After lunch the adapter system with the three […]

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Daily 56 (L-11)

Today the launcher upper stage was fuelled with the oxidizer. After successful fuelling, the Breeze-KM upper stage will be moved […]

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Daily 55 (L-12)

While the Upper Stage was filled with compressed gases  today, the payload fairing was prepared in 101B. Several meetings and […]

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Daily 54 (L-13)

Today all parties used the time for several preparation meetings for example for back transportation and movement of the electrical […]

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Daily 53 (Day Off)

While the Breeze-KM upper stage has been fuelled this weekend, the Swarm spacecraft team went to Archangelsk to enjoy local […]

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Daily 52 (L-14)

Today the lifting device for the adapter system was installed in the cleanroom 101A so that in the evening the […]

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Daily 51 (L-15)

On this Thursday morning in the cleanroom 101A, some remaining parts of Multi Layer Insulation (MLI) were installed on the […]

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Swarm Launch from Plesetsk on 22 November 2013

The new launch date for the ESA’s Magnetic Field Mission, originally scheduled for 14 November, is confirmed for 22 November […]

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Daily 50

Today the ESA and Astrium teams switched on the SWARM satellite FM3 and successfully checked the electrical components of the […]

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Daily 49

Today the 3rd and last SWARM satellite (FM 3) was successfully mounted on the launch vehicle adapter system. In cleanroom […]

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Daily 48

The SWARM spacecraft flight model 2 was successfully electrically checked in 101A. At the same time the Breeze-KM upper stage […]

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Daily 47

While the ESA, Astrium and Eurockot teams had a day off, the upper stage Breeze-KM together with the first two […]

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Daily 46

On this Saturday the second Swarm spacecraft was successfully hoisted on the launch vehicle adapter system. The upper stage was […]

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Daily 45

In the cleanroom 101A Khrunichev has prepared the interface brackets which shall be mated with the Swarm Flight Model (FM) […]

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Daily 44

The day started with the mounting of the interface brackets on the first SWARM satellite (FM1). After a visual inspection […]

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Daily 43

Today the day has started with the formal readiness review for mating of the first satellite on the launcher adapter […]

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Daily 42

The launch preparation activities continue. The picture shows the three spacecraft in vertical position ready for installation onto the adapter […]

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Daily 41 (L-16)

Today the three spacecraft were moved into vertical position. This was done in preparation of their installation onto the adapter […]

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Daily 40 (Day Off)

Today was a day off. Some members of the team took the chance to make a trip to the town […]

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Daily 39 (L-17)

While the joint operations of the spacecraft team and the launch vehicle team is coming closer, the satellites are powered […]

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Daily 38 (L-18)

While further electrical checks are conducted at the launch pad, the joint operations expected to start next week are further […]

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Daily 37 (L-19)

The Swarm launch campaign now approaches the phase of joint operations during which the three Swarm satellites are integrated on […]

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Daily 36 (L-20)

After the successful installation of the Rockot booster unit to the launch pad the operations continue in the integration facility […]

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Daily 35 (L-21)

Today very important milestones for the Rockot launch vehicle preparation have been accomplished. This includes the transfer of the booster […]

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Daily 34 (L-22)

At Eurockot’s launch site in the Plesetsk Cosmodrome the Swarm launch campaign today continues with the dry-run of the launch […]

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Daily 33 (L-23)

During this weekend electrical checkouts of the launch vehicle are conducted to prepare the launch of the three Swarm satellites. […]

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Daily 32 (L-24)

The Swarm launch campaign continues at Eurockot’s launch site in Northern Russia with preparations to transport the booster unit to […]

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Daily 31 (L-25)

At the Rockot integration facility MIK the dispenser system is unpacked and assembled after having been transported to the cosmodrome […]

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Daily 30 (L-26)

Today the launch vehicle preparations for ESA Swarm mission continue with the transfer of the Transport & Launch Container Extension […]

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Daily 29 (L-27)

Snow has arrived at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome where preparation to launch ESA’s Swarm continues with the pneumatic checks of the […]

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Daily 28 (L-28)

The work on the launch vehicle (LV) and spacecraft (SC) has been continued today. All activities with the LV transportation […]

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Daily 27 (Day Off)

Today is a day off for the Swarm launch team. Therefore, we decided to spend it in the best way […]

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Daily 26 (L-29)

While all three Swarm spacecraft have been reunited in clean room 101A, the Breeze-KM upper stage, unloaded into the General […]

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Daily 25 (L-30)

The propellant loading for Swarm spacecraft FM1 has been completed so that it is ready to be moved back from […]

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Daily 24 (L-31)

The Freon loading on the third Swarm spacecraft (FM1) continued while the other two spacecraft (FM2, FM3) underwent further functional […]

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Daily 23 (L-32)

Today the Freon loading of the third spacecraft (Flight Model 1) has started. In parallel to this activity the work […]

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Daily 22 (L-33)

Tuesday, October 8, 2013, started with further Swarm No. 1 satellite processing for the Freon loading. The loading itself is […]

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Daily 21 (L-34)

The fuelling team has rearranged the Freon loading equipment today. The Swarm No.1 was moved to 101B so that Astrium […]

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Daily 20 (Day Off)

This Sunday is the second day off since start of the launch campaign. The entire team enjoys the nice weather […]

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Daily 19 (L-35)

Today the Astrium fuelling team has completed the Freon loading of the Swarm  No. 2 in cleanroom 101B. The Swarm […]

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Daily 18 (L-36)

Spacecraft loading with Freon has continued today with Swarm No. 2 while the other two spacecraft were undergoing electrical checkouts. […]

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Daily 17 (L-37)

Today the Astrium fuelling team has started the Freon loading of the Swarm No. 2 in cleanroom 101B. The Swarm […]

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Daily 16 (L-38)

Yesterday evening the three Swarm satellites were rearranged in the cleanrooms. The freon loaded Swarm No.1 was moved in 101A […]

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Daily 15 (L-39)

Fuelling continued in Hall 101B. The spacecraft undergo thorough checkout of its systems before and after fuelling. For this purpose the […]

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Daily 14 (L-40)

Today, the three Swarm spacecraft underwent different treatments. The battery of spacecraft No. 1 was charged. A functional test was […]

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Daily 13 (Day Off)

Today, Sunday is the first Sunday off since the beginning of the Launch Campaign. The weather was cold, about 0°C […]

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Daily 12 (L-41)

Today the Freon loading of the Swarm satellite No. 3 was continued. For safety reasons only a minimum number of […]

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Daily 11 (L-42)

The day at MIK started with Freon loading of the Swarm No. 3 (see Fig.1). In parallel to this activity, […]

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Daily 10 (L-43)

While the SWARM spacecraft flight model 2 was prepared for hoisting in 101A (see figure 1), the SWARM spacecraft flight […]

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D 9 (L-44)

Today, on September 25, the weather has broken in Plesetsk: the winter has arrived.         In MIK the […]

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Daily 8 (L-45)

The working day in Plesetsk started with the installation and preparation of the fuelling equipment.  The fuelling of the first […]

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Daily 7 (L-46)

After the arrival of the SC fueling team from Astrium UK yesterday, the unloading of the container with the fuelling […]

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Daily 6 (L-47)

Though today is Sunday, nevertheless the launch campaign activities were going on. Today the container with the last satellite, the […]

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Daily 5 (L-48)

Today the work at MIK has been continued. The Astrium experts performed installation of electrical and mechanical ground support equipment. Meanwhile, […]

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Daily 4 (L-49)

The second of three Swarm satellites with its ground support equipment has arrived in good shape at the Rockot integration […]

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Daily 3 (L-50)

Today Swarm No.2 and its GSE arrived in Plesetsk Cosmodrome by IL-76 cargo plane from Munich. After landing the containers […]

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Daily 2 (L-51)

After the first Swarm spacecraft container and two GSE containers were offloaded from the trucks in the MIK yesterday, the […]

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Daily 1 (L-52)

The first of the three Swarm spacecraft took off this morning from Munich airport. The IL-76 cargo plane first flew […]

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