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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   17085.47630977 -.00000003 +00000-0 +21263-4 0  9996
2     5 034.2426 259.6778 1842390 087.6007 293.3091 10.84700314077219
Epoch (UTC): 26 March 2017 11:25:53
Eccentricity: 0.1842390
inclination: 34.2426°
perigee height: 654 km
apogee height: 3830 km
right ascension of ascending node: 259.6778°
argument of perigee: 87.6007°
revolutions per day: 10.84700314
mean anomaly at epoch: 293.3091°
orbit number at epoch: 7721

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

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