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Iridium 15 - 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 24869U 97034A   17117.88065971 +.00000206 +00000-0 +60672-4 0  9996
2 24869 086.4222 043.1249 0002426 097.5999 262.5475 14.38631117036432
Epoch (UTC): 27 April 2017 21:08:08
Eccentricity: 0.0002426
inclination: 86.4222°
perigee height: 761 km
apogee height: 765 km
right ascension of ascending node: 43.1249°
argument of perigee: 97.5999°
revolutions per day: 14.38631117
mean anomaly at epoch: 262.5475°
orbit number at epoch: 3643

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

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