Purpose of the flight and payload description

Cassegrian telescope mounted on a stabilized gondola. The main objective of the flight was to obtain pictures of the sun to analize the solar granulation.

Details of the balloon flight

Balloon launched on: 5/2/1966
Launch site: Centre de Lancement de Ballons CLBA, Aire Sur L'Adour, Landes, France  
Balloon launched by: Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES)
Balloon manufacturer/size/composition: Zero Pressure Balloon Tetraédrico - 40.000 m3
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 5/2/1966 at 10:34
Payload weight: 200 kgs

External references

Images of the mission


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