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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   17264.48326676 +.00000178 +00000-0 +22053-3 0  9993
2     5 034.2470 068.4585 1845163 172.9741 190.0961 10.84736798096657
Epoch (UTC): 21 September 2017 11:35:54
Eccentricity: 0.1845163
inclination: 34.2470°
perigee height: 651 km
apogee height: 3832 km
right ascension of ascending node: 68.4585°
argument of perigee: 172.9741°
revolutions per day: 10.84736798
mean anomaly at epoch: 190.0961°
orbit number at epoch: 9665

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

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