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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   16208.55830837 -.00000136  00000-0 -14534-3 0  9998
2 00005  34.2465 287.8371 1847757  74.7313 304.9219 10.84736286 50931
Epoch (UTC): 26 July 2016 13:23:57
Eccentricity: 0.1847757
inclination: 34.2465°
perigee height: 649 km
apogee height: 3835 km
right ascension of ascending node: 287.8371°
argument of perigee: 74.7313°
revolutions per day: 10.84736286
mean anomaly at epoch: 304.9219°
orbit number at epoch: 5093

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

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