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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS51I-40-71 Date: Aug. 1985
Geographic Region: BOLIVIA

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  STS51I-40-0071 Rio Grande, Bolivia September 1985
This near-vertical photograph of a rural landscape near Bolivia's second largest city of Santa Cruz is viewed through a hazy atmosphere. Santa Cruz, with a population of more than 500 000, is barely visible on the east side of the Rio Piray (near the northwestern corner of the photograph). To the west, the rugged foothills of the Andes Mountains begin their dramatic rise in elevation (not shown in this photograph). Southeast-trending patterns of sand and soil that have blown from the much larger, north-flowing Rio Grande are discernible on the eastern edge of the photograph. East of the Rio Grande an extensive area of undeveloped swamp and scrub woodlands extends to the Paraguay border; however, the lowland plain of east-central Bolivia shows extensive cultivated field patterns (center of the photograph) that probably provide commercial agricultural products. The very narrow, north-south-oriented features are railroads, pipelines, and highways that connect this region with the southern frontier of Bolivia. The northwest-southeast alignment of the highly reflective surfaces south and west of Santa Cruz are nonvegetated sand dunes that probably formed during an arid period.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 111k
Mission: STS51I  
Roll - Frame: 40 - 71
Geographical Name: BOLIVIA  
Features: SANTA CRUZ  
Center Lat x Lon: 18S x 63W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 10
Camera: HB
Camera Tilt: 28   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: N   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: 52  
Date: 19850830   YYYYMMDD
Time: 173046   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 19.4S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 63.6W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 324   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 175   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 56   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: FOREST, PLAIN  
Water Views: RIVER, SEDIMENT  
Atmosphere Views:  
City Views:  
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