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Vanguard 2 - 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 00011U 59001A   17295.88728308  .00000437  00000-0  22031-3 0  9990
2 00011  32.8690  91.2644 1468173 184.5618 174.0109 11.85478873501731
Epoch (UTC): 22 October 2017 21:17:41
Eccentricity: 0.1468173
inclination: 32.8690°
perigee height: 553 km
apogee height: 2939 km
right ascension of ascending node: 91.2644°
argument of perigee: 184.5618°
revolutions per day: 11.85478873
mean anomaly at epoch: 174.0109°
orbit number at epoch: 50173

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

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