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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   16146.93758760 +.00004332 +00000-0 +10101-2 0  9994
2    85 038.7524 003.2179 0404341 007.7639 352.9130 14.15266211720375
Epoch (UTC): 25 May 2016 22:30:07
Eccentricity: 0.0404341
inclination: 38.7524°
perigee height: 549 km
apogee height: 1133 km
right ascension of ascending node: 3.2179°
argument of perigee: 7.7639°
revolutions per day: 14.15266211
mean anomaly at epoch: 352.9130°
orbit number at epoch: 72037

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

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