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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   17057.47000726 -.00000028  00000-0 -16925-4 0  9991
2 24872  86.3925  68.3604 0002082  84.7690 275.3743 14.34215397 28045
Epoch (UTC): 26 February 2017 11:16:48
Eccentricity: 0.0002082
inclination: 86.3925°
perigee height: 776 km
apogee height: 779 km
right ascension of ascending node: 68.3604°
argument of perigee: 84.7690°
revolutions per day: 14.34215397
mean anomaly at epoch: 275.3743°
orbit number at epoch: 2804

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

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