The SOHO probe was successfully launched on December 2
, 1995. The performances of the Atlas II flight, the trajectory and the final injection in the Halo orbit around the L1 Lagrangian point left on board a large amount of hydrazine, allowing the possibility for a mission extension later than the 2 planned years. The operations of the GOLF experiment started on January 16
for a period devoted to the initial tests and to the adjustments of the thermal settings. The effective solar observations started on February 18
and are still running. For the studies presented here below, the data set ends in mid-September. All tables and figures come from the compilation of the data analysis made in several institutes with different methods, and some complementary or additional results are displayed in the poster booklet published from this symposium.