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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   16240.34676274  .00000179  00000-0  56962-4 0  9993
2 24869  86.3999 144.9648 0002037  87.2809 272.8620 14.34217246  1795
Epoch (UTC): 27 August 2016 08:19:20
Eccentricity: 0.0002037
inclination: 86.3999°
perigee height: 776 km
apogee height: 779 km
right ascension of ascending node: 144.9648°
argument of perigee: 87.2809°
revolutions per day: 14.34217246
mean anomaly at epoch: 272.8620°
orbit number at epoch: 179

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

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