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DMSP-16 (USA 172) - 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 28054U 03048A   17294.16825469 0.00000000  00000-0  00000-0 0    01
2 28054  98.7961 268.1788 0009001  33.7075 326.2924 14.13740451    04
Epoch (UTC): 21 October 2017 04:02:17
Eccentricity: 0.0009001
inclination: 98.7961°
perigee height: 840 km
apogee height: 853 km
right ascension of ascending node: 268.1788°
argument of perigee: 33.7075°
revolutions per day: 14.13740451
mean anomaly at epoch: 326.2924°
orbit number at epoch: 0

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

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