SWE Portal 2.6.0 Release Note

The ESA SSA Space Weather team is pleased to announce that SWE Portal 2.6.0 was released on the fifth of May, 2017 providing new and updated products and services.

In this release the 20 existing service pages have been improved and one new service page has been added to the Transionospheric Radio Link Services domain focussing on quality assessment of ionospheric correction.

This release now provides access to 21 services in a preliminary configuration targeting the domains: Spacecraft Design (3), Spacecraft Operation (2), Human Space Flight (1), Trans-ionospheric Radio Link (5), Space Surveillance & Tracking (1), Non-space System Operation (5), and General Data Service (4). Each service is implemented through a combination of derived data products, software tools, technical reports and associated user support addressing the high-level requirements of the associated group of end-users. User guidance for all services is available via the SSCC and is provided with expert scientific and technical support from the Expert Service Centres participating in the SWE Network. Furthermore, user feedback on the service presentation format is welcome and encouraged.

In addition, this SSA Space Weather Portal upgrade will provide access to the following new and improved products and tools:

Within the Solar Weather Expert Service Centre:

  • the Solar Influences Data Analysis Center provides an improved version of its alert services (ROB/SIDC)


Within the Space Radiation Expert Service Centre:

  • Paul Buehler provides SREM daily situation reports based on radiation measurements made onboard Proba-1, Integral, Rosetta, Herschel and Planck (SREM)


Within the Ionospheric Weather Expert Service Centre:

  • the Heliogeophysical Prediction Service Laboratory of the Space Research Centre Polish Academy of Sciences has extended the range of archive solar and geomagnetic indices it provides in support of atmospheric drag calculation (SGIArv).
  • the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences now also provides products utilising data from the Swarm satellite mission. These include total electron content (TEC), rate of change of TEC, electron density and ionospheric bubble index (SUA)


Within the Geomagnetic Conditions Expert Service Centre:

  • the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences now also provides products utilising data from the Swarm satellite mission. These provide information on polar electrojets, field-aligned currents and include Swarm vector magnetic field measurements (GFZ)
  • the Tromsø Geophysical Observatory now also provides an archive interface to their 27-day Ap forecast, 1hr Kp forecast and local geomagnetic conditions overview and 1hr forecast products (TGO).


Please contact the SSCC Helpdesk (helpdesk.swe@esa.int) for any further information.