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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   17266.57757172 +.00001021 +00000-0 +95694-4 0  9993
2 23608 098.2262 203.7745 0015269 291.9867 067.9730 14.96396433202164
Epoch (UTC): 23 September 2017 13:51:42
Eccentricity: 0.0015269
inclination: 98.2262°
perigee height: 567 km
apogee height: 588 km
right ascension of ascending node: 203.7745°
argument of perigee: 291.9867°
revolutions per day: 14.96396433
mean anomaly at epoch: 67.9730°
orbit number at epoch: 20216

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

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