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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   17076.94398561 -.00000300 +00000-0 -43004-4 0  9990
2    85 038.7768 303.6713 0406953 168.7159 192.3044 14.17448380762357
Epoch (UTC): 17 March 2017 22:39:20
Eccentricity: 0.0406953
inclination: 38.7768°
perigee height: 540 km
apogee height: 1127 km
right ascension of ascending node: 303.6713°
argument of perigee: 168.7159°
revolutions per day: 14.17448380
mean anomaly at epoch: 192.3044°
orbit number at epoch: 76235

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

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