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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS066-155-152 Date: Nov. 1994
Geographic Region: RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Feature: L. BAIKAL, ANGARA RIVER


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STS066-155-152 Lake Baikal (Baykal) and Irkutsk, Russia November 1994
The largest freshwater lake and the deepest lake in the world, Baikal (Baykal), can be seen in this south-looking, low-oblique photograph. This view offers a look at the southern portion of the lake and the snow-covered Khamar Daban Range south of the lake. The lake's only outlet, the Angara River, is obvious near the center of the photograph, progressing northward toward the snow-covered city of Irkutsk. The great volume of water from the Angara River is harnessed by one of the largest hydroelectric dams in Eurasia located just south of Irkutsk (visible in the photograph). Irkutsk is an industrial city, a port, and a major stop on the Trans-Siberian Railroad route. Aircraft, automobiles, machine tools, textiles, chemicals, food processing, and metals are some of the manufacturing industries within the city. Founded as a cossack fortress in 1654, Irkutsk became the capital of eastern Siberia in 1822. Siberia has been a place of exile since the 18th century. In the mid-1960s, Russian scientists and writers denounced and halted the construction of a large pulp and paper mill on the south shore of Lake Baikal because they opposed polluting the lake with the mill's waste products. These waste products could have upset the balance of nature and killed many of the plants and animals (found nowhere else in the world) that live in the lake and on shores.


Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 139k
Mission: STS066  
Roll - Frame: 155 - 152
Geographical Name: RUSSIAN FEDERATION  
Features: L. BAIKAL, ANGARA RIVER  
Center Lat x Lon: 51.5N x 104.5E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 5
 
Camera:: LH
 
Camera Tilt: NV   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction:   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:  
 
Date: 199411__   YYYYMMDD
Time:   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth:   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude:   nautical miles
Sun Elevation:   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: MOUNTAIN, VALLEY  
Water Views: RIVER, LAKE  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: URBAN AREA, AGRICULTURE, DAM  
City Views:  

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