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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS058-84-29 Date: Oct. 1993
Geographic Region: NORTH KOREA
Feature: YALU RIVER, MOUNTAINS

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  STS058-084-029 Yalu River, China and North Korea October 1993
This north-looking, low-oblique photograph shows the Yalu River that forms the border between China and North Korea. The Yalu, more than 500 miles (805 kilometers) long, originates in the Changpai Mountains of China and flows southwest into Korea Bay. The river is navigable for larger vessels for almost 15 miles (24 kilometers) in the lower reaches, but only for smaller craft in other sections. Important cities at its mouth are Dandong (Chinese) and Sinuiju (Korean), both of which have sawmills and other wood-processing industries that use the timber floated downstream. The Yalu River has a hydroelectric power potential estimated at 1.5 million kilowatts. The Shuifeng Dam on the Yalu (near center of photograph) above the city of Sinuiju is one of the largest dams in Asia. Manchuria’s need for hydroelectric power in the early 1950s might have been a reason for Chinese Communist troops entering the Korean War when United Nations troops reached the Yalu. Construction of electric power facilities in Manchuria since the late 1950s has lessened the importance of the Yalu’s power plants to China.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 137k
Mission: STS058  
Roll - Frame: 84 - 29
Geographical Name: NORTH KOREA  
Features: YALU RIVER, MOUNTAINS  
Center Lat x Lon: 40.5N x 125.5E
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: 46   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: N   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: 120  
 
Date: 19931026   YYYYMMDD
Time: 014313   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 38.0N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 125.2E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 150   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 147   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 35   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: MOUNTAIN, COAST, FAULT  
Water Views: RIVER, RESERVOIR, BAY  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: URBAN AREA, DAM  
City Views:  
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