UCL Department of Space and Climate Physics


GEOS-1 and GEOS-2

Measure fields and plasma around geosynchronous orbit - G. Wrenn, PI of S302 Suprathermal Plasma Analyser - (1977-1982)

GEOS-1 and GEOS-2

6 August 1977

The ESA-GEOS 1 (Geostationary Earth Orbit Satellite) spacecraft was to have been the first satellite placed in the equatorial geostationary orbit that was dedicated completely to scientific measurements. ESA-GEOS 2 reached its planned orbit and conducted its experiments. Because one solar panel developed a short circuit soon after launch, a number of the experiments were able to obtain useful data for only one-half of the spin period.