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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     5U 58002B   17086.48930751 -.00000002 +00000-0 +20974-4 0  9998
2     5 034.2426 256.5586 1842356 092.1586 288.9854 10.84700346077422
Epoch (UTC): 27 March 2017 11:44:36
Eccentricity: 0.1842356
inclination: 34.2426°
perigee height: 654 km
apogee height: 3830 km
right ascension of ascending node: 256.5586°
argument of perigee: 92.1586°
revolutions per day: 10.84700346
mean anomaly at epoch: 288.9854°
orbit number at epoch: 7742

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

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