User: anonymous   Login
Location: Albany
(35.0000°S, 118.0000°E)
Time: 08:14:30
(UTC-04:00)
Language:

Vanguard 1 - 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 00005U 58002B   15147.38246589  .00000167  00000-0  20437-3 0  9996
2 00005 034.2503 160.5335 1846720 317.2671 029.7930 10.84612969  4653
Epoch (UTC): 27 May 2015 09:10:45
Eccentricity: 0.1846720
inclination: 34.2503°
perigee height: 651 km
apogee height: 3835 km
right ascension of ascending node: 160.5335°
argument of perigee: 317.2671°
revolutions per day: 10.84612969
mean anomaly at epoch: 29.7930°
orbit number at epoch: 465

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

DLR