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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   16144.60530804  .00000108  00000-0  31426-4 0  9997
2 24872  86.3985 184.8978 0002401  96.2356 263.9113 14.34218885988078
Epoch (UTC): 23 May 2016 14:31:38
Eccentricity: 0.0002401
inclination: 86.3985°
perigee height: 776 km
apogee height: 779 km
right ascension of ascending node: 184.8978°
argument of perigee: 96.2356°
revolutions per day: 14.34218885
mean anomaly at epoch: 263.9113°
orbit number at epoch: 98807

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

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