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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   16211.84667620 +.00001691 +00000-0 +41798-3 0  9993
2    85 038.7738 034.8030 0396264 077.5220 286.9555 14.15759638729571
Epoch (UTC): 29 July 2016 20:19:12
Eccentricity: 0.0396264
inclination: 38.7738°
perigee height: 554 km
apogee height: 1126 km
right ascension of ascending node: 34.8030°
argument of perigee: 77.5220°
revolutions per day: 14.15759638
mean anomaly at epoch: 286.9555°
orbit number at epoch: 72957

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

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