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(48.7670°N, 9.1830°E)
Time: 09:18:31
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SMAP - 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 40376U 15003A   19079.68693702  .00000025  00000-0  13989-4 0  9997
2 40376  98.1236  87.9227 0001192  31.0146 329.1104 14.63358981220714
Epoch (UTC): 20 March 2019 16:29:11
Eccentricity: 0.0001192
inclination: 98.1236°
perigee height: 681 km
apogee height: 683 km
right ascension of ascending node: 87.9227°
argument of perigee: 31.0146°
revolutions per day: 14.63358981
mean anomaly at epoch: 329.1104°
orbit number at epoch: 22071

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

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