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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   17117.92070576 +.00000429 +00000-0 +43652-4 0  9991
2 23608 098.2206 047.6550 0018021 061.7858 298.5179 14.96229313179932
Epoch (UTC): 27 April 2017 22:05:48
Eccentricity: 0.0018021
inclination: 98.2206°
perigee height: 566 km
apogee height: 591 km
right ascension of ascending node: 47.6550°
argument of perigee: 61.7858°
revolutions per day: 14.96229313
mean anomaly at epoch: 298.5179°
orbit number at epoch: 17993

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

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