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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS068-254-44 Date: Oct. 1994

STS068-254-044 Tsimlyansk Reservoir, Russia October 1994
The Tsimlyansk Reservoir is located on the Don River. It can be seen surrounded by numerous agricultural fields in this west-southwest-looking low oblique view. It is one of the largest reservoirs in Russia. It was completed in 1952 to provide power and irrigation to the region from Rostov to Volgograd. Crops grown in the region around the lake include wheat, rice, cotton, maize, alfalfa, fruit, grapes, and vegetables. The reservoir is part of a waterway for the shipping of raw materials from the upper Don and Volga Basins to the lower Don River Basin and visa-versa. The Tsimlyansk Dam also provides flood control for the lower Don River Basin. Industry has grown at a high rate in the region since the completion of the lake.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 182k
Mission: STS068  
Roll - Frame: 254 - 44
Geographical Name: RUSSIAN FEDERATION  
Center Lat x Lon: 48.0N x 43.0E
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: 28   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: S   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: 80  
Date: 19941005   YYYYMMDD
Time: 083807   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 49.0N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 43.2E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 175   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 116   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 36   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views:  
Water Views: RESERVOIR, LAKE  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE, DAM  
City Views:  

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