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Helios 1A Rocket - 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 23608U 95033D   15091.49480644  .00004641  00000-0  43812-3 0  9990
2 23608 098.2608 332.9500 0018771 040.0505 320.2094 14.94146239 67044
Epoch (UTC): 01 April 2015 11:52:31
Eccentricity: 0.0018771
inclination: 98.2608°
perigee height: 572 km
apogee height: 598 km
right ascension of ascending node: 332.9500°
argument of perigee: 40.0505°
revolutions per day: 14.94146239
mean anomaly at epoch: 320.2094°
orbit number at epoch: 6704

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

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