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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   16271.81403350 -.00000090  00000-0 -10265-3 0  9999
2 00005  34.2476  92.9839 1847686 359.3148   0.5036 10.84723988 57798
Epoch (UTC): 27 September 2016 19:32:12
Eccentricity: 0.1847686
inclination: 34.2476°
perigee height: 649 km
apogee height: 3835 km
right ascension of ascending node: 92.9839°
argument of perigee: 359.3148°
revolutions per day: 10.84723988
mean anomaly at epoch: 0.5036°
orbit number at epoch: 5779

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

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