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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   17018.67194259 +.00003551 +00000-0 +80608-3 0  9993
2    85 038.7738 239.3590 0400121 142.7511 220.1702 14.17189361754080
Epoch (UTC): 18 January 2017 16:07:35
Eccentricity: 0.0400121
inclination: 38.7738°
perigee height: 546 km
apogee height: 1123 km
right ascension of ascending node: 239.3590°
argument of perigee: 142.7511°
revolutions per day: 14.17189361
mean anomaly at epoch: 220.1702°
orbit number at epoch: 75408

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

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