User: anonymous
Location: Hamburg
(53.5500°N, 10.0000°E)
Time: 01:30:12
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Explorer 8 - 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 00060U 60014A   12087.77141234  .11240700  12162-4  82585-3 0    10
2 00060 049.8769 297.0017 0014319 253.4265 106.9983 16.39420536586174
Epoch (UTC): 27 March 2012 18:30:50
Eccentricity: 0.0014319
inclination: 49.8769°
perigee height: 158 km
apogee height: 177 km
right ascension of ascending node: 297.0017°
argument of perigee: 253.4265°
revolutions per day: 16.39420536
mean anomaly at epoch: 106.9983°
orbit number at epoch: 58617

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

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