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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   14354.15535543  .00000372  00000-0  47527-3 0  3004
2 00005 034.2483 287.6272 1844562 325.5962 023.7637 10.84449096987464
Epoch (UTC): 20 December 2014 03:43:42
Eccentricity: 0.1844562
inclination: 34.2483°
perigee height: 653 km
apogee height: 3834 km
right ascension of ascending node: 287.6272°
argument of perigee: 325.5962°
revolutions per day: 10.84449096
mean anomaly at epoch: 23.7637°
orbit number at epoch: 98746

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

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