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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   15107.78925040  .00000673  00000-0  87235-3 0  9993
2 00005 034.2445 282.4356 1844915 139.2087 236.2354 10.84569073   357
Epoch (UTC): 17 April 2015 18:56:31
Eccentricity: 0.1844915
inclination: 34.2445°
perigee height: 652 km
apogee height: 3833 km
right ascension of ascending node: 282.4356°
argument of perigee: 139.2087°
revolutions per day: 10.84569073
mean anomaly at epoch: 236.2354°
orbit number at epoch: 35

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

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