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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   16039.56127359  .00001778  00000-0  16622-3 0  9999
2 23608  98.2274 301.6481 0018639  85.4474 274.8874 14.95413040113810
Epoch (UTC): 08 February 2016 13:28:14
Eccentricity: 0.0018639
inclination: 98.2274°
perigee height: 568 km
apogee height: 594 km
right ascension of ascending node: 301.6481°
argument of perigee: 85.4474°
revolutions per day: 14.95413040
mean anomaly at epoch: 274.8874°
orbit number at epoch: 11381

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

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