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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   16205.37368883  .00000117  00000-0  34738-4 0  9994
2 24872  86.3998 159.5157 0002226  83.0757 277.0692 14.34218827996785
Epoch (UTC): 23 July 2016 08:58:06
Eccentricity: 0.0002226
inclination: 86.3998°
perigee height: 776 km
apogee height: 779 km
right ascension of ascending node: 159.5157°
argument of perigee: 83.0757°
revolutions per day: 14.34218827
mean anomaly at epoch: 277.0692°
orbit number at epoch: 99678

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

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