# How to read stuffin.space data?

In a comment to this question, @PcMan suggested my stuffin.space for satellite data. Now I am not quite sure of how to interpret the data, take for example the following screenshot: 1. Why is the altitude larger than the apogee value in this case? Isn't the apogee value the maximum altitude? Is it because the apogee (and perigee) values reference to some kind of mean surface level (i.e. earth idealized as sphere) and the altitude gives the value above the ground directly under the satellite (i.e. including mountains etc.)?
2. How to get from this data the correct value of the semimajor axis : The apogee and perigee values seem to be taken from ground level, so the major axis should be the sum of the apogee value, the perigee value and the earth diameter (and the semimajor axis then the half of this value). But what would be the correct value for the earth radius to use? Is it the nominal radius (6,378.1 km), the arithmetic mean radius (6,371.0072 km), volumetric radius or some other conventional radius?

Answers to this can be found by examining the website's code on GitHub.

Apogee and Perigee are numbers that are valid at the epoch of the active TLE for the satellite in question. They are derived from the mean motion and eccentricity values and reference plain old 6371.0 as earth radius.

The altitude comes from the propagator and is in reference to the geodetic ellipsoid.