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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   15212.30453645  .00000299  00000-0  34996-3 0  9995
2 00005 034.2614 320.5900 1848689 249.3509 089.9826 10.84656434 11692
Epoch (UTC): 31 July 2015 07:18:31
Eccentricity: 0.1848689
inclination: 34.2614°
perigee height: 649 km
apogee height: 3836 km
right ascension of ascending node: 320.5900°
argument of perigee: 249.3509°
revolutions per day: 10.84656434
mean anomaly at epoch: 89.9826°
orbit number at epoch: 1169

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

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