Resolution No.2 (1985): Continuous solar wind data acquisition from IMP-8 spacecraft

IAGA, understanding that the coupling between the solar wind, the magnetosphere, the ionosphere and the thermosphere requires knowledge of solar wind parameters, since these provide the input to the system, expresses its appreciation of the recent efforts by ESA and NASA to extend the usefulness of the IMP-8 spacecraft by acquiring data from Redoux (Belgium), and strongly urges all responsible agencies to cooperate in providing as complete a coverage as possible in the continuing acquisition of IMP-8 measurements and to consider the possibility of deploying new spacecraft to measure the crucial solar wind parameters.