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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   17052.17967119  .00000365  00000-0  38131-4 0  9999
2 23608  98.2178 338.6628 0015746 278.2748  81.6686 14.96127908170418
Epoch (UTC): 21 February 2017 04:18:43
Eccentricity: 0.0015746
inclination: 98.2178°
perigee height: 568 km
apogee height: 590 km
right ascension of ascending node: 338.6628°
argument of perigee: 278.2748°
revolutions per day: 14.96127908
mean anomaly at epoch: 81.6686°
orbit number at epoch: 17041

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

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