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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS055-92-84 Date: Apr. 1993
Geographic Region: IRAN

STS055-092-084 Kharg Island, Iran April 1993
Kharg Island, as seen in this near-nadir view, is located in the northeastern Persian Gulf, 16 miles (25 km) off the coast of Iran and 300 miles (483 km) north of the Strait of Hormuz. Once the world's largest offshore crude oil terminal and the principal sea terminal for Iranian oil, the Kharg Island facilities were put out of commission in the fall of 1986. Heavy bombing of the Kharg Island facilities from 1982 through 1986 by the air forces of the government of Iraq during the Iran-Iraq War all but destroyed most of the terminal facilities. Kharg Island was situated in the middle of the Darius Oilfield, also destroyed by the intensive bombing. Repair to all facilities has been very slow, even after the war ended in 1988, due to continued hostile intentions by the Iraqi Government and the Gulf War or 1990-1991.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 275k
Mission: STS055  
Roll - Frame: 92 - 84
Geographical Name: IRAN  
Center Lat x Lon: 29.5N x 50.5E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 5
Camera:: HB
Camera Tilt: 21   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
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: 11  
Date: 19930427   YYYYMMDD
Time: 055901   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 28.5N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 50.8E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 104   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 163   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 51   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: ISLAND  
Water Views: GULF  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: PORT  
City Views:  

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