SWE Portal 3.8.0 Release Note

The ESA Space Weather team is pleased to announce that SWE Portal 3.8.0 was released on October 5 2023.

In this update, the ESA SWE Services have been enhanced with the incorporation of the new and updated products and tools listed below. 

Not sure which products are linked to which service? Find the latest Service-Product linking here: Service Application Matrix

From the Solar Weather Expert Service Centre:

  • Collecte Localisation Satellites (CNES/CLS) provides
    • Solar radio fluxes measured at 10.7 cm (F10.7) and 30 cm (F30) and allows the user to visualize and export the nowcast and the forecast values in a human interactive or machine-to-machine way

From the Heliospheric Weather Expert Service Centre:

  • The Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF) provides:
    • A tool providing an early warning related to Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) detected in coronagraphic images acquired by the SOHO/LASCO coronagraphs and potentially propagating towards Earth, and a model of the ecliptic configuration of the interplanetary solar wind derived from in-situ plasma measurements obtained with the DSCOVR/FC and STEREO-A/PLASTIC instruments.
  • The University of Graz (UNIGRAZ) provides:
    • The updated version of the STA+CH solar wind forecast product has an improved look and some small enhancements to the backend processing to be consistent with those already implemented in the ESWF product. The forecasting capability is currently limited by the proximity of STEREO-A spacecraft to Earth, this situation will improve as it pulls ahead of Earth again following the closest approach in August 2023.

From the Space Radiation Expert Service Centre:

  • The SWE Data Centre (ESOC/SWE Portal) provides:
    • The European Debris Impact Database (EDID) provided by the ESA SWE Data Centre (SWE Portal) have been restored and it is now available.

From the Ionospheric Weather Expert Service Centre:

  • The Ionosphere Monitoring and Prediction Center (IMPC) provides:
    • An update of the graphical displays of the demo product titled Maximum Usable Frequency for slip-distances of 750 km (MUF750)

From the Geomagnetic Expert Service Centre:

  • The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA) provides:
    • A new demonstration product for the prediction of the ap index values in a 3 hours interval with a maximum lead time of 72 hours.

From the ESA Space Weather Office:

  • The MAG-SWE-DAN Network consists of 10 geomagnetic variometer stations located in Sweden, Denmark, and Greenland, operated and maintained by the Geological Survey of Sweden (SGU), and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). Magnetometer data is now provided as part of the General Data Services. Access this via the SWE Data Browser.
  • NGRM is the second Space Weather instrument flying as part of ESA's Distributed Space Weather Sensor System (D3S). Latest data from the NGRM instrument onboard the Sentinel-6 spacecraft 'Michael Freilich' (S6-MF) is now provided as part of the General Data Services. Access this via the SWE Data Browser or API and find out more about NGRM here.

A new Customer Requirements document for the ESA Space Safety Programme has been added

From today onwards the old SSCC helpdesk e-mail (helpdesk.swe@ssa.esa.int) will no longer be monitored please use the new e-mail address (helpdesk.swe@esa.int) if you want to contact the helpdesk. 

Your feedback is important! We kindly invite you to tell us your thoughts on the new SWE Portal release, all feedback is welcome and will help improve the SWE Portal and better tailor our services to your needs.

Our SSCC helpdesk are here to help and can be contacted by sending us an email (helpdesk.swe@esa.int) or by filling the SWE Portal support request form. A short user satisfaction survey is accessible at the bottom of our replies upon closure of your requests, we would be grateful if you could follow the link to provide feedback on our helpdesk response and help us to improve our service.