[Skip to content]
STS049-79-24
Browse image
Resolutions offered for this image:
640 x 480 pixels

MAP LOCATION
latitude/longitude of image
Spacecraft nadir point: 27.9° N, 77.7° W

Photo center point: 28.0° N, 80.0° W

Nadir to Photo Center: West

Spacecraft Altitude: 198 nautical miles (367km)
Click for Google map
IMAGE DETAILS
features and other details
CAMERA INFORMATION
information about camera used
ALL DOWNLOAD OPTIONS
additional formats
Width Height Annotated Cropped Purpose Links
640 pixels 480 pixels No No ISD 1 Download Image
Other options available:
Download Packaged File
Download a Google Earth KML for this Image
View photo footprint information
Image Caption:
STS049-79-024 - Intelsat over KSC

The Intelsat spacecraft before capture floats over the Kennedy
Space Center, where it and the Shuttle were launched. North is
to the left. [Mainly because of the cloud shadows, this photo
feels better to me with north at the top.] Cape Canaveral juts
out into the Gulf Stream; the Kennedy Space Center shows as a
network of roads extending from the Florida mainland along the
bottom [Rleft sideS?] of the photograph.




In this pre-capture view of the Intelsat VI communications satellite over Kennedy Space Center, Florida (28.0N, 80.0W), the disabled satellite can be seen in a decaying orbit over the KSC launch complex. On the ground, both the older Mercury and Gemini series launch complexes can be seen south of the cape and the Apollo, Skylab and Space Shuttle series launch complexes are north of the cape.