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Iridium 18 - 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 24872U 97034D   15210.29841671  .00000238  00000-0  77983-4 0  9994
2 24872 086.3988 309.9849 0002373 092.9645 267.1822 14.34219592945173
Epoch (UTC): 29 July 2015 07:09:43
Eccentricity: 0.0002373
inclination: 86.3988°
perigee height: 776 km
apogee height: 779 km
right ascension of ascending node: 309.9849°
argument of perigee: 92.9645°
revolutions per day: 14.34219592
mean anomaly at epoch: 267.1822°
orbit number at epoch: 94517

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

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