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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   18114.91102233 +.00000098 +00000-0 +25408-4 0  9992
2 24872 086.4211 251.7035 0002629 086.4521 273.6978 14.38603905088709
Epoch (UTC): 24 April 2018 21:51:52
Eccentricity: 0.0002629
inclination: 86.4211°
perigee height: 761 km
apogee height: 765 km
right ascension of ascending node: 251.7035°
argument of perigee: 86.4521°
revolutions per day: 14.38603905
mean anomaly at epoch: 273.6978°
orbit number at epoch: 8870

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

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