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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   17204.43890911 +.00000118 +00000-0 +12705-3 0  9997
2     5 034.2559 253.3842 1844318 262.8107 076.0324 10.84719816090137
Epoch (UTC): 23 July 2017 10:32:01
Eccentricity: 0.1844318
inclination: 34.2559°
perigee height: 652 km
apogee height: 3832 km
right ascension of ascending node: 253.3842°
argument of perigee: 262.8107°
revolutions per day: 10.84719816
mean anomaly at epoch: 76.0324°
orbit number at epoch: 9013

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

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