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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   15090.15542836  .00004876  00000-0  46017-3 0  9994
2 23608 098.2609 331.5417 0018848 044.2885 315.9838 14.94133475 66841
Epoch (UTC): 31 March 2015 03:43:49
Eccentricity: 0.0018848
inclination: 98.2609°
perigee height: 572 km
apogee height: 598 km
right ascension of ascending node: 331.5417°
argument of perigee: 44.2885°
revolutions per day: 14.94133475
mean anomaly at epoch: 315.9838°
orbit number at epoch: 6684

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

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