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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   17118.86629947 +.00000196 +00000-0 +62954-4 0  9991
2 24872 086.3999 042.6902 0002322 085.1580 274.9881 14.34225310036809
Epoch (UTC): 28 April 2017 20:47:28
Eccentricity: 0.0002322
inclination: 86.3999°
perigee height: 776 km
apogee height: 779 km
right ascension of ascending node: 42.6902°
argument of perigee: 85.1580°
revolutions per day: 14.34225310
mean anomaly at epoch: 274.9881°
orbit number at epoch: 3680

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

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