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Iridium 61 - 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 25263U 98018B   17112.85939800 +.00000156 +00000-0 +48800-4 0  9994
2 25263 086.3970 341.9892 0002088 085.8851 274.2583 14.34221098998711
Epoch (UTC): 22 April 2017 20:37:31
Eccentricity: 0.0002088
inclination: 86.3970°
perigee height: 776 km
apogee height: 779 km
right ascension of ascending node: 341.9892°
argument of perigee: 85.8851°
revolutions per day: 14.34221098
mean anomaly at epoch: 274.2583°
orbit number at epoch: 99871

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

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