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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   15143.54082244  .00001513  00000-0  61904-3 0  9999
2 00020 033.3443 296.5708 1669561 167.3537 197.4862 11.54807228 16380
Epoch (UTC): 23 May 2015 12:58:47
Eccentricity: 0.1669561
inclination: 33.3443°
perigee height: 509 km
apogee height: 3270 km
right ascension of ascending node: 296.5708°
argument of perigee: 167.3537°
revolutions per day: 11.54807228
mean anomaly at epoch: 197.4862°
orbit number at epoch: 1638

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

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