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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   17294.03955380 +.00000358 +00000-0 +97018-4 0  9995
2    85 038.7746 281.1904 0403825 166.6939 194.4830 14.18053645793170
Epoch (UTC): 21 October 2017 00:56:57
Eccentricity: 0.0403825
inclination: 38.7746°
perigee height: 541 km
apogee height: 1123 km
right ascension of ascending node: 281.1904°
argument of perigee: 166.6939°
revolutions per day: 14.18053645
mean anomaly at epoch: 194.4830°
orbit number at epoch: 79317

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

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