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Watch live: SWARM Mission Launch

on 22 November 2013

Watch the Swarm launch event live from the European Space Operations Centre in Darmstadt, Germany, and liftoff from Plesetsk, Russia (all times in EET, local time in Romania)

ESA Live Streaming Channel

12:45–13:45 Welcome by Jean-Jacques Dordain, ESA Director General; Prof. Volker Liebig, ESA Director of Earth Observation Programmes; Thomas Reiter, Director of Human Spaceflight and Operations
13:45–14:10 Live coverage of launch from Plesetsk, Russia – liftoff at 13:02
14:10–15:20 Break
15:20–15:50 Live coverage from European Space Operations Centre of the acquisition of first signals
15:50 End of live transmission. Replay videos will be available soon after the event

ESA’s three-satellite Swarm mission aims to unravel one of the most mysterious aspects of our planet: the magnetic field.

More about Swarm at