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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS061-103-32 Date: Dec. 1993
Geographic Region: REPUBLIC SOUTH AFRICA
Feature: GREAT KAROO, ORANGE RIVER

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  STS061-103-032 Republic of South Africa December 1993
Several features are visible in this south-looking, low-oblique photograph of the Republic of South Africa—the southern extent of the reddish-brown Kalahari Desert with its northwest-southeast-trending sand dunes and dry lakebeds to the northwest; the westward-flowing Orange River south of the true desert; Cape Town, the Cape of Good Hope, and Cape Agulhas barely discernible near the southern horizon; and the cape ranges of folded mountains near the extreme southern point of South Africa. The area between the Kalahari and the southern mountains, the heart of South Africa, is not mountainous, but is an elevated plateau with some hilly topography. Much of the plateau, some of it 5000 feet (1525 meters) above sea level, is covered by tall grasses that give a prairie-like appearance. Some areas surrounding the elevated plateau (called the veld by Dutch settlers) contain sizable escarpments that drop several thousand feet (several thousand meters).
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 136k
Mission: STS061  
Roll - Frame: 103 - 32
Geographical Name: REPUBLIC SOUTH AFRICA  
Features: GREAT KAROO, ORANGE RIVER  
Center Lat x Lon: 31S x 22.0E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 10
 
Camera: HB
 
Camera Tilt: 32   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 40  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: S   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?: N   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 137  
 
Date: 19931211   YYYYMMDD
Time: 122112   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 27.6S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 22.0E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 273   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 320   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 63   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PLATEAU, DESERT, BASIN, MOUNTAIN, ESCARPMENT, COAST, FAULT  
Water Views: RIVER, OCEAN, PLAYA  
Atmosphere Views:  
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