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STS131-E-11693

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Identification

Mission: STS131 Roll: E Frame: 11693 Mission ID on the Film or image: STS131
Country or Geographic Name: SWEDEN
Features: NORWAY, JUTLAND PENINSULA, PAN, SPACE SHUTTLE DISCOVERY
Center Point: Latitude: 57.5 Longitude: 12.0 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)

Stereo: (Yes indicates there is an adjacent picture of the same area)
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Camera

Camera Tilt: High Oblique
Camera Focal Length: 22mm
Camera: N3: Nikon D3
Film: 4256E : 4256 x 2832 pixel CMOS sensor, 36.0mm x 23.9mm, total pixels: 12.87 million, Nikon FX format.

Quality

Film Exposure:
Percentage of Cloud Cover: 75 (51-75)

Nadir

GMT Date: 20100412 (YYYYMMDD) GMT Time: 051933 (HHMMSS)
Nadir Point Latitude: 51.8, Longitude: 17.1 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)

Nadir to Photo Center Direction: Northwest
Sun Azimuth: 90 (Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point)
Spacecraft Altitude: 182 nautical miles (337 km)
Sun Elevation Angle: 11 (Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point)
Orbit Number: 107

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Orbital View of Earth from Docked Shuttle Discovery

The International Space Station orbits 354 kilometers (220 miles) above the Earth, completing one trip around the globe every 92 minutes. Cruising along at 27,700 km (17,200 miles) per hour, the astronauts experience 15 or 16 sunrises and -sets every day. Since the launch of the Zarya Control Module on November 20, 1998, the station has orbited the Earth over 66,500 times (as of June 27, 2010). The stationís orbit is inclined to the equator by 51.65į, meaning at its most northerly, it is at the latitude of London, England, and at it most southerly it is over the latitude of the Falkland Islands.

This view is to the north of the stationís ground track. In the upper-right, is the tail of the Space Shuttle Discovery, which docked with the Space Station during the STS-131 mission. Snow-covered Norway and the Jutland Peninsula is visible at image center. Low clouds cover Central Europe (image top).

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