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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS080-702-95 Date: Nov. 1996
Geographic Region: MEXICO

STS080-702-095 San Luis Potosi, Mexico November 1996
The concentration of highly reflective surfaces (near the center of the image) is the city of San Luis Potosi. In addition to being located on the arid to semi-arid Mexican Plateau that averages 6500 feet - 1980 meters above sea level, San Luis Potosi is flanked by several mountain ranges (darker, eroded features), particularly west, south, and even east of the developing urban area. San Luis Potosi is favorably located to function as an important ground transportation hub for central Mexico (the thin, light colored lines appear to be recently constructed highways). For example consider that the so-called NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) Highway, basically a north-south artery, passes through the city. There is also an east-west highway linkage that connects the Gulf of Mexico coast with the west coast of Mexico that also passes through the city. San Luis Potosi is an important stop for one of Mexico's principal railroad lines (railroad right of way is very difficult to trace across the computer image).

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 391k
Mission: STS080  
Roll - Frame: 702 - 95
Geographical Name: MEXICO  
Center Lat x Lon: 22.0N x 101W
Film Exposure: F   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 0
Camera:: HB
Camera Tilt: 18   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SW   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: 31  
Date: 19961121   YYYYMMDD
Time: 173252   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 22.5N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 100.1W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 162   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 189   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 46   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views:  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: HIGHWAY  
City Views:  

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