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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   14106.52374458  .00000218  00000-0  70639-4 0  7747
2 24872 086.3966 145.9389 0002521 110.0393 250.1074 14.34224871877983
Epoch (UTC): 16 April 2014 12:34:11
Eccentricity: 0.0002521
inclination: 86.3966°
perigee height: 776 km
apogee height: 779 km
right ascension of ascending node: 145.9389°
argument of perigee: 110.0393°
revolutions per day: 14.34224871
mean anomaly at epoch: 250.1074°
orbit number at epoch: 87798

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

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