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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   15149.53004001  .00000022  00000-0  86389-6 0  9993
2 24872 086.3944 335.3913 0001981 087.4440 272.6982 14.34216123936463
Epoch (UTC): 29 May 2015 12:43:15
Eccentricity: 0.0001981
inclination: 86.3944°
perigee height: 776 km
apogee height: 779 km
right ascension of ascending node: 335.3913°
argument of perigee: 87.4440°
revolutions per day: 14.34216123
mean anomaly at epoch: 272.6982°
orbit number at epoch: 93646

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

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