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Iridium 42 - 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 25077U 97077A   17054.56090682  .00000132  00000-0  39709-4 0  9992
2 25077  86.3925  69.4275 0002062  87.4697 272.6735 14.34527310  5906
Epoch (UTC): 23 February 2017 13:27:42
Eccentricity: 0.0002062
inclination: 86.3925°
perigee height: 775 km
apogee height: 778 km
right ascension of ascending node: 69.4275°
argument of perigee: 87.4697°
revolutions per day: 14.34527310
mean anomaly at epoch: 272.6735°
orbit number at epoch: 590

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

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