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Vanguard 2 Rocket - 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 00012U 59001B   15245.24015848  .00000665  00000-0  37192-3 0  9999
2 00012  32.9123 352.9408 1668763 236.6565 106.3209 11.43820232322044
Epoch (UTC): 02 September 2015 05:45:49
Eccentricity: 0.1668763
inclination: 32.9123°
perigee height: 554 km
apogee height: 3331 km
right ascension of ascending node: 352.9408°
argument of perigee: 236.6565°
revolutions per day: 11.43820232
mean anomaly at epoch: 106.3209°
orbit number at epoch: 32204

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

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