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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS028-71-91 Date: Aug. 1989
Geographic Region: USA-NEBRASKA
Feature: PLATTE RIVER

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  STS028-071-091 Central Nebraska, U.S.A. August 1989
The dark agricultural lands of the Platte River Valley are apparent in this west-looking, low-oblique photograph. The Platte River flood plain in this region is more than 10 miles (16 kilometers) wide. Kearney (near the center) is a commercial, industrial, and transportation center in this agricultural area. Products include farm and irrigation equipment. Near the present city of Kearney, Fort Kearney was established in 1848 to protect settlers moving westward on the Oregon Trail; the fort was abandoned in 1871. East of Kearney on the Wood River near its junction with the Platte River is Grand Island, a major manufacturing and shipping center for this livestock, grain, and dairy region of central Nebraska. South of Grand Island is Hastings (barely discernible). Visible to the south of the Platte are the Republican River, and to the north are portions of the Sand Hills.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 467k
Mission: STS028  
Roll - Frame: 71 - 91
Geographical Name: USA-NEBRASKA  
Features: PLATTE RIVER  
Center Lat x Lon: 40.5N x 99W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 0
 
Camera: HB
 
Camera Tilt: 19   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SE   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: 7  
 
Date: 19890808   YYYYMMDD
Time: 220834   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 41.3N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 99.5W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 256   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 163   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 39   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PLAIN  
Water Views: RIVER  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE  
City Views:  
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