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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   23030.05330598  .00000043  00000-0  46368-4 0  9991
2 00016  34.2728 272.2518 2027236 311.4720  32.8366 10.48809260559276
Epoch (UTC): 30 January 2023 01:16:45
Eccentricity: 0.2027236
inclination: 34.2728°
perigee height: 650 km
apogee height: 4225 km
right ascension of ascending node: 272.2518°
argument of perigee: 311.4720°
revolutions per day: 10.48809260
mean anomaly at epoch: 32.8366°
orbit number at epoch: 55927

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

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