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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   17016.51592090  .00000155  00000-0  48121-4 0  9993
2 24872  86.3962  85.4951 0002318  96.6932 263.4527 14.34227582 22179
Epoch (UTC): 16 January 2017 12:22:55
Eccentricity: 0.0002318
inclination: 86.3962°
perigee height: 776 km
apogee height: 779 km
right ascension of ascending node: 85.4951°
argument of perigee: 96.6932°
revolutions per day: 14.34227582
mean anomaly at epoch: 263.4527°
orbit number at epoch: 2217

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

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