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Cosmos 1242 - 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 12154U 81008A   14107.66708370  .00411516  68064-4  94982-3 0  6628
2 12154 081.1392 174.1211 0005744 226.5275 290.2222 15.97149378825542
Epoch (UTC): 17 April 2014 16:00:36
Eccentricity: 0.0005744
inclination: 81.1392°
perigee height: 278 km
apogee height: 286 km
right ascension of ascending node: 174.1211°
argument of perigee: 226.5275°
revolutions per day: 15.97149378
mean anomaly at epoch: 290.2222°
orbit number at epoch: 82554

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

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