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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   17202.50520583 +.00000142 +00000-0 +15669-3 0  9997
2     5 034.2559 259.3368 1844252 254.1182 084.9341 10.84719361090019
Epoch (UTC): 21 July 2017 12:07:29
Eccentricity: 0.1844252
inclination: 34.2559°
perigee height: 652 km
apogee height: 3832 km
right ascension of ascending node: 259.3368°
argument of perigee: 254.1182°
revolutions per day: 10.84719361
mean anomaly at epoch: 84.9341°
orbit number at epoch: 9001

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

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