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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   15245.53146731  .00000146  00000-0  45084-4 0  9999
2 24872  86.3952 295.2608 0002135  92.0157 268.1283 14.34214827950229
Epoch (UTC): 02 September 2015 12:45:18
Eccentricity: 0.0002135
inclination: 86.3952°
perigee height: 776 km
apogee height: 779 km
right ascension of ascending node: 295.2608°
argument of perigee: 92.0157°
revolutions per day: 14.34214827
mean anomaly at epoch: 268.1283°
orbit number at epoch: 95022

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

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