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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   18050.57192477 +.00000095 +00000-0 +24631-4 0  9996
2 24872 086.4186 278.6279 0001465 090.3556 269.7810 14.38614764079488
Epoch (UTC): 19 February 2018 13:43:34
Eccentricity: 0.0001465
inclination: 86.4186°
perigee height: 762 km
apogee height: 764 km
right ascension of ascending node: 278.6279°
argument of perigee: 90.3556°
revolutions per day: 14.38614764
mean anomaly at epoch: 269.7810°
orbit number at epoch: 7948

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

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