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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   16041.52056601  .00000119  00000-0  17524-3 0  9990
2 00005  34.2460  82.3610 1846763  43.1297 330.0039 10.84736774 32793
Epoch (UTC): 10 February 2016 12:29:36
Eccentricity: 0.1846763
inclination: 34.2460°
perigee height: 650 km
apogee height: 3834 km
right ascension of ascending node: 82.3610°
argument of perigee: 43.1297°
revolutions per day: 10.84736774
mean anomaly at epoch: 330.0039°
orbit number at epoch: 3279

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

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