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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   15028.49061457  .00000281  00000-0  37039-3 0  3228
2 00005 034.2427 166.5292 1843989 142.5351 231.9271 10.84481783991731
Epoch (UTC): 28 January 2015 11:46:29
Eccentricity: 0.1843989
inclination: 34.2427°
perigee height: 653 km
apogee height: 3833 km
right ascension of ascending node: 166.5292°
argument of perigee: 142.5351°
revolutions per day: 10.84481783
mean anomaly at epoch: 231.9271°
orbit number at epoch: 99173

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

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