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Iridium 96 - 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 27376U 02005E   17018.51962254 -.00000109  00000-0 -45882-4 0  9996
2 27376  86.3974  21.7311 0000775  86.7002 273.4283 14.34215367794668
Epoch (UTC): 18 January 2017 12:28:15
Eccentricity: 0.0000775
inclination: 86.3974°
perigee height: 777 km
apogee height: 778 km
right ascension of ascending node: 21.7311°
argument of perigee: 86.7002°
revolutions per day: 14.34215367
mean anomaly at epoch: 273.4283°
orbit number at epoch: 79466

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

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