User: anonymous   Login
Location: Unspecified
(0.0000°N, 0.0000°E)
Time: 12:53:03
(UTC+00:00)
Language:

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   17018.52842834 -.00000134  00000-0 -16742-3 0  9996
2 00005  34.2446 105.8181 1844582 146.4235 226.8223 10.84706472 70046
Epoch (UTC): 18 January 2017 12:40:56
Eccentricity: 0.1844582
inclination: 34.2446°
perigee height: 652 km
apogee height: 3832 km
right ascension of ascending node: 105.8181°
argument of perigee: 146.4235°
revolutions per day: 10.84706472
mean anomaly at epoch: 226.8223°
orbit number at epoch: 7004

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

DLR