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Explorer 4 - 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 00009U 58005  A 59275.28696823  .00892850 +00000-0 +00000-0 0 00970
2 00009 050.2549 082.4216 0254534 057.7226 303.5234 15.51612549060703
Epoch (UTC): 02 October 1959 06:53:14
Eccentricity: 0.0254534
inclination: 50.2549°
perigee height: 239 km
apogee height: 585 km
right ascension of ascending node: 82.4216°
argument of perigee: 57.7226°
revolutions per day: 15.51612549
mean anomaly at epoch: 303.5234°
orbit number at epoch: 6070

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

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