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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 00085U 61004C   16124.07156573  .00002950  00000-0  68883-3 0  9994
2 00085  38.7727 118.7930 0406713 217.1199 140.0765 14.15054240717115
Epoch (UTC): 03 May 2016 01:43:03
Eccentricity: 0.0406713
inclination: 38.7727°
perigee height: 548 km
apogee height: 1136 km
right ascension of ascending node: 118.7930°
argument of perigee: 217.1199°
revolutions per day: 14.15054240
mean anomaly at epoch: 140.0765°
orbit number at epoch: 71711

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

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