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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS059-76-17 Date: Apr. 1994
Geographic Region: MALAYSIA

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  STS059-076-017 Rajang River Delta, Malaysia April 1994
The wide delta of the Rajang River in eastern Malaysia can be seen in this south-southwest-looking view. The Rajang, the largest river system in eastern Malaysia has a drainage area covering 19686 sq. miles (51000 sq. km) and the river is 350 miles (564 km) long. The river is navigable by shallow-draft boats for nearly 150 miles (242 km) inland from its mouth on the South China Sea (right portion of image). Numerous mangrove swamps and mudflats make up the coastal portions of the Rajang's wide delta. Further inland are the Nyka Swamps, which are associated with mangrove forests and brackish water. Fresh water swamps lie further inland from the coast. Rivers like the Rajang provide a means of communication and transportation from coastal areas to the interior. Just to the right of the center of the image is the coastal island of Beruit. In the upper left portion of the image, the mouth of the Lupar River is visible.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 337k
Mission: STS059  
Roll - Frame: 76 - 17
Geographical Name: MALAYSIA  
Features: BATANG R. DELTA, SED.  
Center Lat x Lon: 2.0N x 111.0E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 40
Camera: HB
Camera Tilt: 44   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
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: 15  
Date: 19940410   YYYYMMDD
Time: 082854   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 3.8N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 111.6E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 277   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 118   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 32   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PLAIN, FOREST  
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