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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   15142.22393933  .00000266  00000-0  32122-3 0  9994
2 00005 034.2540 176.4157 1846985 294.0720 047.7788 10.84611134  4094
Epoch (UTC): 22 May 2015 05:22:28
Eccentricity: 0.1846985
inclination: 34.2540°
perigee height: 650 km
apogee height: 3835 km
right ascension of ascending node: 176.4157°
argument of perigee: 294.0720°
revolutions per day: 10.84611134
mean anomaly at epoch: 47.7788°
orbit number at epoch: 409

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

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