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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   17345.09301652 +.00000215 +00000-0 +96699-4 0  9990
2    20 033.3396 216.8809 1666194 070.4434 306.8049 11.55490136124226
Epoch (UTC): 11 December 2017 02:13:56
Eccentricity: 0.1666194
inclination: 33.3396°
perigee height: 509 km
apogee height: 3263 km
right ascension of ascending node: 216.8809°
argument of perigee: 70.4434°
revolutions per day: 11.55490136
mean anomaly at epoch: 306.8049°
orbit number at epoch: 12422

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

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