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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   15238.37140304  .00000224  00000-0  29619-3 0  9999
2 00005 034.2451 240.3174 1848149 006.5839 355.5855 10.84668975 14536
Epoch (UTC): 26 August 2015 08:54:49
Eccentricity: 0.1848149
inclination: 34.2451°
perigee height: 649 km
apogee height: 3835 km
right ascension of ascending node: 240.3174°
argument of perigee: 6.5839°
revolutions per day: 10.84668975
mean anomaly at epoch: 355.5855°
orbit number at epoch: 1453

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

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