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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   22018.38831684  .00000147  00000-0  20003-3 0  9996
2 00016  34.2632 280.1245 2026520 163.0034 204.9972 10.48799717519725
Epoch (UTC): 18 January 2022 09:19:10
Eccentricity: 0.2026520
inclination: 34.2632°
perigee height: 651 km
apogee height: 4224 km
right ascension of ascending node: 280.1245°
argument of perigee: 163.0034°
revolutions per day: 10.48799717
mean anomaly at epoch: 204.9972°
orbit number at epoch: 51972

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

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