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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    20U 59007A   17141.62055596 -.00000042 +00000-0 -94886-5 0  9993
2    20 033.3416 221.4129 1668190 071.5494 305.8710 11.55427534100682
Epoch (UTC): 21 May 2017 14:53:36
Eccentricity: 0.1668190
inclination: 33.3416°
perigee height: 508 km
apogee height: 3265 km
right ascension of ascending node: 221.4129°
argument of perigee: 71.5494°
revolutions per day: 11.55427534
mean anomaly at epoch: 305.8710°
orbit number at epoch: 10068

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

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