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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   17056.47339079  .00000184  00000-0  71710-4 0  9997
2 00020  33.3464 164.6214 1668003 340.0426  14.1764 11.55412313 90866
Epoch (UTC): 25 February 2017 11:21:40
Eccentricity: 0.1668003
inclination: 33.3464°
perigee height: 508 km
apogee height: 3265 km
right ascension of ascending node: 164.6214°
argument of perigee: 340.0426°
revolutions per day: 11.55412313
mean anomaly at epoch: 14.1764°
orbit number at epoch: 9086

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

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