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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   16339.76789353 -.00000077 +00000-0 -11014-3 0  9996
2     5 034.2559 243.6860 1846415 305.0154 039.0503 10.84708777065089
Epoch (UTC): 04 December 2016 18:25:46
Eccentricity: 0.1846415
inclination: 34.2559°
perigee height: 650 km
apogee height: 3834 km
right ascension of ascending node: 243.6860°
argument of perigee: 305.0154°
revolutions per day: 10.84708777
mean anomaly at epoch: 39.0503°
orbit number at epoch: 6508

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

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