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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   15111.29686914  .00000629  00000-0  21737-3 0  9990
2 24872 086.3987 351.3789 0002191 081.8310 278.3134 14.34226538930981
Epoch (UTC): 21 April 2015 07:07:29
Eccentricity: 0.0002191
inclination: 86.3987°
perigee height: 776 km
apogee height: 779 km
right ascension of ascending node: 351.3789°
argument of perigee: 81.8310°
revolutions per day: 14.34226538
mean anomaly at epoch: 278.3134°
orbit number at epoch: 93098

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

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