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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   17228.19442513 -.00000142  00000-0 -67725-5 0  9999
2 23608  98.2234 163.4516 0018197  58.1546 302.1442 14.96335310196737
Epoch (UTC): 16 August 2017 04:39:58
Eccentricity: 0.0018197
inclination: 98.2234°
perigee height: 565 km
apogee height: 591 km
right ascension of ascending node: 163.4516°
argument of perigee: 58.1546°
revolutions per day: 14.96335310
mean anomaly at epoch: 302.1442°
orbit number at epoch: 19673

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

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