Resolution No.17 (1969): Quick release of routine data from satellites

The IAGA, considering the value of satellite data that are of a routine monitoring nature, such as measurements of solar wind parameters, magnetospheric boundary crossings, local time variations of the magnetic filed at the synchronous orbit, etc., for a synoptic patrol of the magnetosphere and the establishment of new indices, recommends that countries, institutions and scientists operating such satellites, in conjunction with the World Data Centers, establish a mechanism for the quick release of these routine data and their distribution in convenient format to the scientific community.