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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   18343.19998777 0.00000000  00000-0  00000-0 0    03
2 28054  98.8374 316.3046 0010002   2.1286 357.8713 14.13709060    00
Epoch (UTC): 09 December 2018 04:47:58
Eccentricity: 0.0010002
inclination: 98.8374°
perigee height: 839 km
apogee height: 854 km
right ascension of ascending node: 316.3046°
argument of perigee: 2.1286°
revolutions per day: 14.13709060
mean anomaly at epoch: 357.8713°
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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