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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   15024.50484936  .00000137  00000-0  41957-4 0  1372
2 24872 086.3951 027.6413 0002120 104.9121 255.2310 14.34220433918544
Epoch (UTC): 24 January 2015 12:06:58
Eccentricity: 0.0002120
inclination: 86.3951°
perigee height: 776 km
apogee height: 779 km
right ascension of ascending node: 27.6413°
argument of perigee: 104.9121°
revolutions per day: 14.34220433
mean anomaly at epoch: 255.2310°
orbit number at epoch: 91854

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

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