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DMSP B5D2-5 - 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 20978U 90105A   17294.91019791 +.00000060 +00000-0 +34321-4 0  9994
2 20978 098.6455 255.1168 0072572 306.6640 052.7890 14.37954066408133
Epoch (UTC): 21 October 2017 21:50:41
Eccentricity: 0.0072572
inclination: 98.6455°
perigee height: 713 km
apogee height: 817 km
right ascension of ascending node: 255.1168°
argument of perigee: 306.6640°
revolutions per day: 14.37954066
mean anomaly at epoch: 52.7890°
orbit number at epoch: 40813

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

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