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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   17021.19779219 -.00000132  00000-0 -16934-3 0  9990
2 00005  34.2454  97.5966 1844576 158.4387 210.5315 10.84705788 70330
Epoch (UTC): 21 January 2017 04:44:49
Eccentricity: 0.1844576
inclination: 34.2454°
perigee height: 652 km
apogee height: 3832 km
right ascension of ascending node: 97.5966°
argument of perigee: 158.4387°
revolutions per day: 10.84705788
mean anomaly at epoch: 210.5315°
orbit number at epoch: 7033

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

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