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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   21342.52687841  .00000139  00000-0  19761-3 0  9995
2 00016  34.2705  38.1463 2027593 350.6499   6.1163 10.48788395515437
Epoch (UTC): 08 December 2021 12:38:42
Eccentricity: 0.2027593
inclination: 34.2705°
perigee height: 650 km
apogee height: 4225 km
right ascension of ascending node: 38.1463°
argument of perigee: 350.6499°
revolutions per day: 10.48788395
mean anomaly at epoch: 6.1163°
orbit number at epoch: 51543

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

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