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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS059-217-8 Date: Apr. 1994

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  STS059-217-008 Volga River, Volgograd, Russia April 1994
Volgograd, a city of more than 1 million people and a major river port and railroad junction for making connections to all parts of Russia, is located along the western shore of the Volga River. Little of the city's infrastructure is visible in this photograph; however, the following can be seen in the built-up area: two airports, large reservoirs south of the city, the Volga-Don Canal, and some railroad rights-of-way. The Volga-Don Canal is important to the area because it allows waterborne shipping from the Volga River to the Don River, through the Sea of Azov, and into the Black Sea. Despite the fact that this region is a semiarid climate zone [less than 20 inches (50 centimeters) of precipitation annually], it continues to thrive as a manufacturing and industrial center for this part of Russia. The large center island and terrain immediately to the east contain many old stream channels with many small lakes; this marshy area is an extension of the much larger Caspian Depression. Large cultivated field patterns can be seen south and west of Volgograd.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 110k
Mission: STS059  
Roll - Frame: 217 - 8
Geographical Name: RUSSIAN FEDERATION  
Center Lat x Lon: 48.5N x 44.5E
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: 44   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: NW   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: 80  
Date: 19940414   YYYYMMDD
Time: 082742   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 47.6N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 46.1E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 169   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 116   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 52   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PLAIN  
Water Views: RIVER  
Atmosphere Views:  
City Views:  
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