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Vanguard 1 - 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 00005U 58002B   22018.87466262  .00000162  00000-0  23387-3 0  9999
2 00005  34.2408 240.2621 1843357  84.3192 296.3552 10.84848467268292
Epoch (UTC): 18 January 2022 20:59:30
Eccentricity: 0.1843357
inclination: 34.2408°
perigee height: 652 km
apogee height: 3830 km
right ascension of ascending node: 240.2621°
argument of perigee: 84.3192°
revolutions per day: 10.84848467
mean anomaly at epoch: 296.3552°
orbit number at epoch: 26829

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

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