User: anonymous   Login
Location: Deerlick Astronomy Village
(33.5614°N, 82.7631°W)
Time: 05:30:39
(UTC-04:00)
Language:

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   17117.86622751 +.00000147 +00000-0 +45484-4 0  9991
2 25289 086.3970 244.7655 0002205 099.2984 260.8461 14.34216441997804
Epoch (UTC): 27 April 2017 20:47:22
Eccentricity: 0.0002205
inclination: 86.3970°
perigee height: 776 km
apogee height: 779 km
right ascension of ascending node: 244.7655°
argument of perigee: 99.2984°
revolutions per day: 14.34216441
mean anomaly at epoch: 260.8461°
orbit number at epoch: 99780

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

DLR