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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   17086.95675093 +.00001097 +00000-0 +10284-3 0  9990
2 23608 098.2198 015.1558 0017229 157.2034 202.9955 14.96183082175306
Epoch (UTC): 27 March 2017 22:57:43
Eccentricity: 0.0017229
inclination: 98.2198°
perigee height: 567 km
apogee height: 590 km
right ascension of ascending node: 15.1558°
argument of perigee: 157.2034°
revolutions per day: 14.96183082
mean anomaly at epoch: 202.9955°
orbit number at epoch: 17530

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

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