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Swarm Shows Earth’s Changing Magnetism
2014-06-20 03:48:31

ESA The first set of high-resolution results from ESA’s three-satellite Swarm constellation reveals the most recent changes in the magnetic field that protects our planet. Launched in November 2013, Swarm is providing unprecedented insights into the complex workings of Earth’s magnetic field, which safeguards us from the bombarding cosmic radiation and charged particles. Measurements made over the past six months confirm the general trend of the field’s weakening, with the most...

Swarm Satellites Precise Sense Of Magnetism
2014-05-08 03:26:09

ESA Although they were launched only five months ago, ESA’s trio of Swarm satellites are already delivering results with a precision that took earlier missions 10 years to achieve. Engineers have spent the last five months commissioning the identical satellites and carefully guiding them into their orbits to provide the crucial measurements that will unravel the mysteries of Earth’s magnetic field. Swarm has a challenging task ahead. Together, the satellites will measure and...

Magnetic Field Swarm Satellites Start Moving Into Position
2014-02-07 04:52:23

[ Watch the Video: Swarm: An Orbit with a Difference ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The European Space Agency (ESA) is in the midst of maneuvering their three Swarm mission satellites into position as the probes prepare to deliver what is being called the best survey of the Earth’s magnetic field to date. The trio of satellites launched last November, and since then, engineers have been testing the probes’ systems and instruments to make sure that...

Swarm Trio Completes First Phase Of Their Mission
2013-11-26 13:35:29

[ Watch The Video: Swarm: A New Constellation in the Sky ] ESA Reaching a significant milestone for ESA’s magnetic field mission, the Swarm satellites have completed the critical first phase of their new mission. Over the weekend, ground controllers at ESA’s European Space Operations Centre in Germany shepherded the three satellites through multiple checks, ensuring that all systems were working as expected. The fog-shrouded launch of Swarm on 22 November brought the three...

Swarm Constellation On Its Way To Monitor Earth’s Magnetic Field
2013-11-22 10:58:23

[ Watch The Video: Swarm Mission’s Liftoff ] ESA ESA’s three-satellite Swarm constellation was lofted into a near-polar orbit by a Russian Rockot launcher this afternoon. For four years, it will monitor Earth’s magnetic field, from the depth of our planet’s core to the heights of its upper atmosphere. The Swarm satellites will give us unprecedented insights into the complex workings of the magnetic shield that protects our biosphere from charged particles and cosmic...

Swarm Mission Control Team Ready For Launch
2013-11-19 11:20:43

[ Watch The Video: Swarm Launch: Simultaneous Separation ] ESA After months of intensive training, the Swarm mission control team are ready for liftoff on Friday. The team will carefully shepherd the trio of magnetic explorers through their critical launch and early orbit phase, ready to react to any problem. The data from this new mission, planned to last four years, will be used to study the mysteries of Earth’s magnetic field, its interactions with the solar wind and...

Swarm Constellation Now On Launch Pad
2013-11-18 14:21:08

[ Watch The Video: Swarm Launch: Fairing Opening ] ESA Preparations for Friday’s launch of ESA’s magnetic explorer have reached an important milestone – the constellation is now in the Plesetsk launch tower. The team in northern Russia said farewell to the three Swarm satellites at the weekend as they sealed them from view within the rocket’s fairing, which protects them from the rigors of launch. This marks the culmination of two months of work testing and preparing...

Swarm Constellation Preps For Launch, Three Satellites In One Payload
2013-11-09 05:19:07

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The European Space Agency (ESA) said that it has finished placing all three Swarm satellites on their launch adapter, getting them ready for launch in two weeks. The latest update of the Swarm constellation means that the new Earth observation mission is on track for its November 22 launch. The Swarm constellation will be measuring the strength and direction of the magnetic electric fields around Earth. ESA said that the satellites...

SWARM Mission Launch Postponed
2013-10-30 12:13:41

ESA The launch of ESA’s magnetic field mission from Plesetsk, Russia, has been postponed by about a week. The announcement from the mission’s launch service provider, Eurockot, follows the decision to replace a unit in the Breeze upper stage of the Rockot launcher. Originally scheduled for 14 November, the launch is expected to be delayed by about one week. More details will be given as they become available. The three-satellite Swarm mission aims to unravel one of the most...

ESA’s Swarm Constellation Fueled For Launch
2013-10-16 11:31:27

[ Watch The Video: Swarm Launch: Simultaneous Separation ] ESA With launch just a month away, ESA’s Swarm constellation has been fueled. Engineers will soon be focusing on the careful task of attaching the three identical satellites to the upper stage of the rocket for simultaneous release into orbit around Earth. The Swarm satellites and all the equipment needed to prepare them for liftoff arrived at the Plesetsk launch complex in Russia just over three weeks ago. The cargo...


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2008-08-06 17:53:40

The Migratory Locust (Locusta migratoria), is the most widespread species of locust. It occurs throughout Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. It was once very common in Europe but has now become rare there. Because of the vast geographic area it occupies, which comprises many different ecological zones, numerous subspecies have been described. However, not all experts agree on the validity of some of these subspecies. Pigmentation and size of the migratory locust vary according to its...

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