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Iridium 66 - 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 25289U 98021E   17228.44926148 -.00000018  00000-0 -13480-4 0  9995
2 25289  86.3981 198.5650 0002184  85.1650 274.9795 14.34213682 13648
Epoch (UTC): 16 August 2017 10:46:56
Eccentricity: 0.0002184
inclination: 86.3981°
perigee height: 776 km
apogee height: 779 km
right ascension of ascending node: 198.5650°
argument of perigee: 85.1650°
revolutions per day: 14.34213682
mean anomaly at epoch: 274.9795°
orbit number at epoch: 1364

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

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