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Vanguard 3 - 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 00020U 59007A   22018.88058146  .00000858  00000-0  35540-3 0  9997
2 00020  33.3420 273.9730 1665303 106.2107 272.7529 11.56001182297772
Epoch (UTC): 18 January 2022 21:08:02
Eccentricity: 0.1665303
inclination: 33.3420°
perigee height: 508 km
apogee height: 3260 km
right ascension of ascending node: 273.9730°
argument of perigee: 106.2107°
revolutions per day: 11.56001182
mean anomaly at epoch: 272.7529°
orbit number at epoch: 29777

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

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