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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   16340.44384403  .00000027  00000-0  26576-5 0  9990
2 25289  86.3942 304.7480 0002079  84.2071  28.3582 14.34216911977245
Epoch (UTC): 05 December 2016 10:39:08
Eccentricity: 0.0002079
inclination: 86.3942°
perigee height: 776 km
apogee height: 779 km
right ascension of ascending node: 304.7480°
argument of perigee: 84.2071°
revolutions per day: 14.34216911
mean anomaly at epoch: 28.3582°
orbit number at epoch: 97724

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

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