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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS056-109-30 Date: Apr. 1993
Geographic Region: USA-TEXAS

STS056-109-030 Laredo, Texas, U.S.A. April 1993
The border city of Laredo is visible on the east side of the Rio Grande, with Nuevo Laredo, its Mexican counterpart, on the west. Lake Casa Blanca lies northeast of Laredo. The color infrared film does not produce a meaningful rendering of the sandstone and claystone beds that underlie this region of south Texas. White dots (bottom third) show the distribution and density of gas and oil fields. The semiarid climate, receiving less than 20 inches (50 centimeters) of precipitation per year, combined with a very high rate of evaporation promotes the growth of cactus and thornbrush.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 408k
Mission: STS056  
Roll - Frame: 109 - 30
Geographical Name: USA-TEXAS  
Center Lat x Lon: 27.5N x 99.5W
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: 14   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SE   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?: N   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 39  
Date: 19930410   YYYYMMDD
Time: 151646   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 27.8N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 100.1W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 102   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 161   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 38   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: RANGE  
Water Views: RIVER  
Atmosphere Views:  
City Views:  

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