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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   14113.43081941  .00000296  00000-0  98539-4 0  7843
2 24872 086.3958 143.0532 0002513 108.1525 251.9945 14.34217034878978
Epoch (UTC): 23 April 2014 10:20:22
Eccentricity: 0.0002513
inclination: 86.3958°
perigee height: 776 km
apogee height: 779 km
right ascension of ascending node: 143.0532°
argument of perigee: 108.1525°
revolutions per day: 14.34217034
mean anomaly at epoch: 251.9945°
orbit number at epoch: 87897

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

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