The Swarm mission is set to launch into space early morning on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. University of Calgary scientists, along with collaborators in Canadian industry, were commissioned by the European Space Agency to develop Swarm’s Electric Field Instruments (EFI).
Swarm's goal is to better understand Earth's magnetic field and its interaction with the solar wind, which results in up to a thousand-billion Watts of electrical power being dumped into the upper atmosphere globally. The mission will last four years.
Visit the Faculty of Science's Facebook page, share your thoughts and you'll be entered in our raffle for a Swarm kit including a polo shirt, satellite-shaped USB key, magnet and baseball cap. Contest ends on Friday, Nov. 22 at midnight (MST).
Follow the space launch live, online, here.