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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   17263.47085169  .00000179  00000-0  22384-3 0  9998
2 00005  34.2463  71.5776 1845092 168.4173 196.5615 10.84736352 96637
Epoch (UTC): 20 September 2017 11:18:01
Eccentricity: 0.1845092
inclination: 34.2463°
perigee height: 651 km
apogee height: 3832 km
right ascension of ascending node: 71.5776°
argument of perigee: 168.4173°
revolutions per day: 10.84736352
mean anomaly at epoch: 196.5615°
orbit number at epoch: 9663

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

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