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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   16042.53397321  .00000048  00000-0  10199-4 0  9998
2 24872  86.3944 227.5203 0002116  93.7208 266.4229 14.34217905973443
Epoch (UTC): 11 February 2016 12:48:55
Eccentricity: 0.0002116
inclination: 86.3944°
perigee height: 776 km
apogee height: 779 km
right ascension of ascending node: 227.5203°
argument of perigee: 93.7208°
revolutions per day: 14.34217905
mean anomaly at epoch: 266.4229°
orbit number at epoch: 97344

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

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