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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   17016.86656287  .00000848  00000-0  80995-4 0  9997
2 23608  98.2173 301.6141 0017830  37.7006 322.5460 14.96086999165138
Epoch (UTC): 16 January 2017 20:47:51
Eccentricity: 0.0017830
inclination: 98.2173°
perigee height: 566 km
apogee height: 591 km
right ascension of ascending node: 301.6141°
argument of perigee: 37.7006°
revolutions per day: 14.96086999
mean anomaly at epoch: 322.5460°
orbit number at epoch: 16513

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

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