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Explorer 6 - 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 00015U 59004  A 59272.62543869  .00008106 +00000-0 +00000-0 0 00101
2 00015 046.9509 049.6823 7601812 047.2577 341.8928 01.88913924001001
Epoch (UTC): 29 September 1959 15:00:37
Eccentricity: 0.7601812
inclination: 46.9509°
perigee height: 251 km
apogee height: 42275 km
right ascension of ascending node: 49.6823°
argument of perigee: 47.2577°
revolutions per day: 1.88913924
mean anomaly at epoch: 341.8928°
orbit number at epoch: 100

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

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