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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   17296.33931346  .00000253  00000-0  31223-3 0  9991
2 00005  34.2571 330.3668 1846662 316.2367  30.5535 10.84752191100201
Epoch (UTC): 23 October 2017 08:08:36
Eccentricity: 0.1846662
inclination: 34.2571°
perigee height: 650 km
apogee height: 3834 km
right ascension of ascending node: 330.3668°
argument of perigee: 316.2367°
revolutions per day: 10.84752191
mean anomaly at epoch: 30.5535°
orbit number at epoch: 10020

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

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