Launch of Canadian Instruments Onboard Swarm Constellation
Longueuil, Quebec, November 21, 2013 – On November 22, the three satellites that form the Swarm constellation will be launched from Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia. This mission is part of the European Space Agency (ESA) Earth Explorer program.
The Swarm mission aims to unravel the mysteries surrounding the Earth's magnetic field. The fleet of three satellites will use the Canadian Electric Field Instrument (EFI) developed by the University of Calgary and built by COM DEV.
Representatives from the media will be able to view the launch live on the media section of ESA's website.
7:02 a.m. (EST)
Launch of the Swarm mission from Russia
Live feed at www.esa.int/esatv/Television
For interviews with Canadian Space Agency (CSA), University of Calgary and COM DEV's spokespersons, please contact their respective media relations group.
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