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IdentificationMission: ISS001 Roll: E Frame: 5418 Mission ID on the Film or image: ISS01
Country or Geographic Name: BRAZIL
Features: RIO DE JANEIRO, AIRPORT
Center Point: Latitude: -23.0 Longitude: -43.0 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)
Stereo: (Yes indicates there is an adjacent picture of the same area)
ONC Map ID: JNC Map ID:
CameraCamera Tilt: High Oblique
Camera Focal Length: mm
Camera: E2: Kodak DCS460 Electronic Still Camera
Film: 3060E : 3060 x 2036 pixel CCD, RGBG array.
Percentage of Cloud Cover: 25 (11-25)
GMT Date: 20001212 (YYYYMMDD) GMT Time: 170834 (HHMMSS)
Nadir Point Latitude: -16.4, Longitude: -39.4 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: Southwest
Sun Azimuth: 253 (Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point)
Spacecraft Altitude: 204 nautical miles (378 km)
Sun Elevation Angle: 53 (Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point)
Orbit Number: 3791
CaptionsA dengue fever outbreak has plagued Rio de Janeiro since January 2002. Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne disease. The elimination of standing water, which is a breeding ground for the mosquitoes, is a primary defense against mosquito-borne diseases like dengue. Removing such water remains a difficult problem in many urban regions.
The International Space Station astronauts took this image (ISS001-E-5418) of Rio de Janeiro in December 2000.
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