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Vanguard 3 - 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 00020U 59007A   16344.67455681  .00000436  00000-0  16401-3 0  9991
2 00020  33.3563  81.6432 1669404 287.5811  54.9760 11.55378996 81861
Epoch (UTC): 09 December 2016 16:11:21
Eccentricity: 0.1669404
inclination: 33.3563°
perigee height: 507 km
apogee height: 3267 km
right ascension of ascending node: 81.6432°
argument of perigee: 287.5811°
revolutions per day: 11.55378996
mean anomaly at epoch: 54.9760°
orbit number at epoch: 8186

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

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