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Vanguard 1 Rocket - 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 00016U 58002A   24052.84460201  .00000681  00000-0  95799-3 0  9997
2 00016  34.2572 232.3696 2022084 147.0114 227.4651 10.49103808599991
Epoch (UTC): 21 February 2024 20:16:13
Eccentricity: 0.2022084
inclination: 34.2572°
perigee height: 654 km
apogee height: 4218 km
right ascension of ascending node: 232.3696°
argument of perigee: 147.0114°
revolutions per day: 10.49103808
mean anomaly at epoch: 227.4651°
orbit number at epoch: 59999

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

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