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deb Explorer IX - 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    85U 61004C   15243.43390537 +.00001117 +00000-0 +26826-3 0  9990
2    85 038.7761 279.5972 0424158 037.9269 325.0571 14.13638861682345
Epoch (UTC): 31 August 2015 10:24:49
Eccentricity: 0.0424158
inclination: 38.7761°
perigee height: 540 km
apogee height: 1153 km
right ascension of ascending node: 279.5972°
argument of perigee: 37.9269°
revolutions per day: 14.13638861
mean anomaly at epoch: 325.0571°
orbit number at epoch: 68234

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

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