Resolution No. 8 (1991): Equator-S satellite

IAGA noting that the Equator spacecraft to survey the equatorial regions of the magnetosphere was an indispensable part of the synergistic aspects of the original GGS program, as originally developed by the scientific community acting through the various advisory and selection committees, views with concern that this spacecraft was removed from the well-balanced program for other than scientific reasons and the attempts to recover this science have not yet finally materialised, recommends that the latest attempt to do so with a small scale (Equator-S):satellite be pursued

  • to fill the obvious gap in the GGS program
  • and to demonstrate the possibilities of carrying out fruitful science with moderate resources.