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Iridium 30 - 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 24949U 97051F   17018.35146398 -.00000193  00000-0 -75892-4 0  9996
2 24949  86.3970 349.8485 0002335  79.8651 280.2808 14.34200760 12922
Epoch (UTC): 18 January 2017 08:26:06
Eccentricity: 0.0002335
inclination: 86.3970°
perigee height: 776 km
apogee height: 779 km
right ascension of ascending node: 349.8485°
argument of perigee: 79.8651°
revolutions per day: 14.34200760
mean anomaly at epoch: 280.2808°
orbit number at epoch: 1292

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

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