||The Flight software (Startup SW & Application SW) and GSE software (Test Equipment SW) for an Microaccelerometer Instrument MAC-04 for the Earth's Magnetic field and environment Explorer SWARM.
Delivery of the complete software package in all phases
Requirements and architecture design phase
Detailed design and implementation phase
Delivery and acceptance phase
The objective of the Swarm mission is to provide the best ever survey of the geomagnetic field and its temporal evolution, and gain new insights into improving our knowledge of the Earth's interior and climate.
The Swarm concept consists of a constellation of three satellites in three different polar orbits between 400 and 550 km altitude. High-precision and high-resolution measurements of the strength and direction of the magnetic field will be provided by each satellite. In combination, they will provide the necessary observations that are required to model various sources of the geomagnetic field. GPS receivers, an accelerometer and an electric field instrument will provide supplementary information for studying the interaction of the magnetic field with other physical quantities describing the Earth system - for example, Swarm could provide independent data on ocean circulation.
By approaching as close as 48 solar radii, the Solar Orbiter will view the solar atmosphere with unprecedented spatial resolution. Over extended periods the Solar Orbiter will deliver images and data of the polar regions and the side of the Sun not visible from Earth.
Solar Orbiter will coordinate its scientific mission with NASA's Solar Sentinels into the joint HELEX programme (Heliophysics Explorers) to maximise their combined science return.