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Swarm Launch: Simultaneous Separation

October 16, 2013

ESA’s Swarm mission is dedicated to identifying and measuring precisely the different magnetic signals that make up Earth’s magnetic field. The three identical Swarm satellites are launched together on a Rockot launcher from Plesetsk in northern Russia. The tailor-made dispenser allows for simultaneous separation from the Rockot’s Breeze-KM upper stage.

Credit: ESA/AOES Medialab

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