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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   14128.76108772  .22952414  00000-0  00000+0 0  7327
2 12154 081.0788 145.6503 0163402 265.2440 091.5794 16.49137473828930
Epoch (UTC): 08 May 2014 18:15:57
Eccentricity: 0.0163402
inclination: 81.0788°
perigee height: 35 km
apogee height: 248 km
right ascension of ascending node: 145.6503°
argument of perigee: 265.2440°
revolutions per day: 16.49137473
mean anomaly at epoch: 91.5794°
orbit number at epoch: 82893

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

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