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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   16268.77416350 -.00000103  00000-0 -12480-3 0  9990
2 00005  34.2490 102.3500 1847905 345.6341   9.7870 10.84724621 57468
Epoch (UTC): 24 September 2016 18:34:47
Eccentricity: 0.1847905
inclination: 34.2490°
perigee height: 649 km
apogee height: 3835 km
right ascension of ascending node: 102.3500°
argument of perigee: 345.6341°
revolutions per day: 10.84724621
mean anomaly at epoch: 9.7870°
orbit number at epoch: 5746

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

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