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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   17145.14172817 +.00000023 +00000-0 +39007-4 0  9997
2     5 034.2470 075.9679 1842228 356.0227 002.7340 10.84706792083698
Epoch (UTC): 25 May 2017 03:24:05
Eccentricity: 0.1842228
inclination: 34.2470°
perigee height: 654 km
apogee height: 3830 km
right ascension of ascending node: 75.9679°
argument of perigee: 356.0227°
revolutions per day: 10.84706792
mean anomaly at epoch: 2.7340°
orbit number at epoch: 8369

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

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