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IdentificationMission: STS081 Roll: E Frame: 5863 Mission ID on the Film or image: STS81
Country or Geographic Name: MALDIVES
Features: FELIDU & MULAKU ATOLLS
Center Point: Latitude: 3.5 Longitude: 73.5 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)
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Camera Focal Length: mm
Camera: E2: Kodak DCS460 Electronic Still Camera
Film: 3060E : 3060 x 2036 pixel CCD, RGBG array.
Percentage of Cloud Cover: 10 (0-10)
GMT Date: 19970121 (YYYYMMDD) GMT Time: ______ (HHMMSS)
Nadir Point Latitude: , Longitude: (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)
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Sun Azimuth: 313 (Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point)
Spacecraft Altitude: 204 nautical miles (378 km)
Sun Elevation Angle: 71 (Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point)
Orbit Number: 136
CaptionsThe atolls of Felidu, Wataru and Malaku typify the many atolls of this coral reef nation. The lagoons include numerous patch reefs and circular "farros" [STS081-E-5863, 1997].
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