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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   17178.80430798 -.00000040 +00000-0 -19549-4 0  9997
2 24872 086.4202 017.6363 0001813 067.4965 292.6425 14.38616118045416
Epoch (UTC): 27 June 2017 19:18:12
Eccentricity: 0.0001813
inclination: 86.4202°
perigee height: 762 km
apogee height: 764 km
right ascension of ascending node: 17.6363°
argument of perigee: 67.4965°
revolutions per day: 14.38616118
mean anomaly at epoch: 292.6425°
orbit number at epoch: 4541

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

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