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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     5U 58002B   21296.67926659  .00000079  00000-0  12757-3 0  9991
2     5  34.2401 148.8105 1842275  51.9326 323.3636 10.84823659258921
Epoch (UTC): 23 October 2021 16:18:08
Eccentricity: 0.1842275
inclination: 34.2401°
perigee height: 653 km
apogee height: 3829 km
right ascension of ascending node: 148.8105°
argument of perigee: 51.9326°
revolutions per day: 10.84823659
mean anomaly at epoch: 323.3636°
orbit number at epoch: 25892

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

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