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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   16126.94013054 +.00001086 +00000-0 +10316-3 0  9990
2 23608 098.2195 033.3012 0017609 153.8190 206.3923 14.95661018126563
Epoch (UTC): 05 May 2016 22:33:47
Eccentricity: 0.0017609
inclination: 98.2195°
perigee height: 568 km
apogee height: 592 km
right ascension of ascending node: 33.3012°
argument of perigee: 153.8190°
revolutions per day: 14.95661018
mean anomaly at epoch: 206.3923°
orbit number at epoch: 12656

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

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