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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS087-724-43 Date: Nov. 1997
Geographic Region: MALAYSIA
Feature: BINTULU

STS087-724-043 Bintulu, Malaysia November 1997
Located on the central west coast of Malaysia on the island of Borneo, the growing industrial city of Bintulu can be seen in this near-nadir view. The city is situated on the coast at the mouths of the Sebiew and Kemena Rivers. The region is hot and rainy all year long. Large reserves of oil and gas were discovered offshore of Bintulu in the 1960's. This discovery has brought an influx of heavy industries. Bintulu has one of the most modern and efficient multipurpose ports in Southeast Asia. The timber industry is also a major economic factor for the city. Forest clearing is discernible scattered throughout the lower half of the image. The South China Sea covers the upper portion of the image.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 354k
Mission: STS087  
Roll - Frame: 724 - 43
Geographical Name: MALAYSIA  
Features: BINTULU  
Center Lat x Lon: 3.0N x 113.0E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 30
Camera:: HB
Camera Tilt: 11   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?: Y   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 168  
Date: 19971130   YYYYMMDD
Time: 063344   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 3.5N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 112.9E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 231   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 151   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 48   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: COAST, PLAIN  
Water Views: RIVER, SEDIMENT  
Atmosphere Views:  
City Views: BINTULU  

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