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Vanguard 2 - 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 00011U 59001A   24052.69073697  .00002404  00000-0  12652-2 0  9995
2 00011  32.8780  43.3477 1457734 287.8850  56.8386 11.87697334434656
Epoch (UTC): 21 February 2024 16:34:39
Eccentricity: 0.1457734
inclination: 32.8780°
perigee height: 553 km
apogee height: 2919 km
right ascension of ascending node: 43.3477°
argument of perigee: 287.8850°
revolutions per day: 11.87697334
mean anomaly at epoch: 56.8386°
orbit number at epoch: 43465

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

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