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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS073-759-93 Date: Oct. 1995
Geographic Region: AUSTRALIA-Q

STS073-759-093 Weipa Area, Queensland, Australia October 1995
Located on the eastern side of the Gulf of Carpentaria and on the west coast of the Cape York Peninsula, Weipa is situated along the northern coast of a peninsula that is bordered by the Mission River (north) and Embley River (south), which rise in the Great Dividing Range. The light colored areas show the locations of the large bauxite mining operation that exploits one of the richest bauxite deposits in the world. The runway (linear, light-colored feature near the southern edge of the peninsula where the mining scars are prominent) of Weipa Airport is visible. Several smoke plumes, probably from range burning, are also visible (left of center).

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 297k
Mission: STS073  
Roll - Frame: 759 - 93
Geographical Name: AUSTRALIA-Q  
Center Lat x Lon: 12.5S x 142.0E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 5
Camera:: HB
Camera Tilt: 26   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: E   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: 140  
Date: 19951029   YYYYMMDD
Time: 050331   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 12.9S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 140.9E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 265   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 146   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 50   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PENINSULA  
Water Views: GULF, BAY  
Atmosphere Views: SMOKE  
Man Made Views: MINING, AIRPORT  
City Views:  

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