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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   17118.30270636 +.00002037 +00000-0 +45677-3 0  9993
2    85 038.7743 093.7523 0407137 082.5022 282.1775 14.17542326768229
Epoch (UTC): 28 April 2017 07:15:53
Eccentricity: 0.0407137
inclination: 38.7743°
perigee height: 540 km
apogee height: 1127 km
right ascension of ascending node: 93.7523°
argument of perigee: 82.5022°
revolutions per day: 14.17542326
mean anomaly at epoch: 282.1775°
orbit number at epoch: 76822

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

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