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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS087-768-84 Date: Dec. 1997
Geographic Region: LAOS

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  STS087-768-084 Mekong River, Laos November 1997
The southerly draining Mekong River has formed a series of complex, multi-braided stream channels as the river crosses the Laos-Cambodia border (middle left) in southwest Laos. The muddy-looking Mekong has developed a series of paralleling stream channels to accommodate the abundance of water that flows through this river basin during the annual wet summer monsoons that Southeast Asia experiences. The lighter-colored speckled-looking landscape adjacent to the river shows a flooded rural countryside. The Laotian city of Muang Khong is located along the east bank of the Mekong River (slightly below and left of center). Sections of a north-south aligned highway (thin, light-colored lines) are visible along the east side of the river. The dark area along the right edge of the image (looks like a shadow) is caused by the edge of the Space Shuttle's window obscuring part of the scene.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 377k
Mission: STS087  
Roll - Frame: 768 - 84
Geographical Name: LAOS  
Features: MEKONG RIVER  
Center Lat x Lon: 14.0N x 106.0E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 0
Camera: HB
Camera Tilt: 35   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: W   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?: Y   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 183  
Date: 19971201   YYYYMMDD
Time: 045623   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 14.4N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 107.7E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 187   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 150   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 54   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: VALLEY  
Water Views: RIVER, CHANNEL  
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Man Made Views:  
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