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Tournesol




Tournesol
A small French satellite that carried five experiments to study ultraviolet solar radiation and the distribution of stellar hydrogen. Tournesol, which means "sunflower," was also known as D2-A. See also France in space.


launch date Apr. 15, 1971
launch vehicle Diamant B
launch site Kourou
mass 90 kg
orbit 456 × 703 km × 46°


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