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Iridium 15 - Orbit

View from above orbital plane
View from above orbital plane
View from above satellite
View from above satellite

Ground track
Ground track

The orbit data is extracted from the following two-line orbital elements,

1 24869U 97034A   15024.56993420  .00000113  00000-0  33424-4 0  2417
2 24869 086.3948 027.3994 0002229 106.0830 033.4849 14.34216153918555
Epoch (UTC): 24 January 2015 13:40:42
Eccentricity: 0.0002229
inclination: 86.3948°
perigee height: 776 km
apogee height: 779 km
right ascension of ascending node: 27.3994°
argument of perigee: 106.0830°
revolutions per day: 14.34216153
mean anomaly at epoch: 33.4849°
orbit number at epoch: 91855

The dashed part of the orbit path shows where the satellite is in the earth's shadow,  

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