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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    11U 59001A   17346.18349580 +.00000234 +00000-0 +12681-3 0  9996
2    11 032.8668 262.5005 1468600 108.3540 268.1985 11.85516648507717
Epoch (UTC): 12 December 2017 04:24:14
Eccentricity: 0.1468600
inclination: 32.8668°
perigee height: 553 km
apogee height: 2939 km
right ascension of ascending node: 262.5005°
argument of perigee: 108.3540°
revolutions per day: 11.85516648
mean anomaly at epoch: 268.1985°
orbit number at epoch: 50771

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

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