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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   15058.55187484  .00000437  00000-0  14879-3 0  9993
2 24872 086.3991 013.4063 0002200 087.9624 272.1824 14.34223517923426
Epoch (UTC): 27 February 2015 13:14:41
Eccentricity: 0.0002200
inclination: 86.3991°
perigee height: 776 km
apogee height: 779 km
right ascension of ascending node: 13.4063°
argument of perigee: 87.9624°
revolutions per day: 14.34223517
mean anomaly at epoch: 272.1824°
orbit number at epoch: 92342

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

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