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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   16342.39913022  .00000175  00000-0  55459-4 0  9996
2 24872  86.3971 102.2594 0001984  99.0461 261.0959 14.34214397 16426
Epoch (UTC): 07 December 2016 09:34:44
Eccentricity: 0.0001984
inclination: 86.3971°
perigee height: 776 km
apogee height: 779 km
right ascension of ascending node: 102.2594°
argument of perigee: 99.0461°
revolutions per day: 14.34214397
mean anomaly at epoch: 261.0959°
orbit number at epoch: 1642

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

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