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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   17349.88946218 +.00000245 +00000-0 +12869-3 0  9997
2    11 032.8660 248.5897 1468548 129.2715 244.7620 11.85518494166403
Epoch (UTC): 15 December 2017 21:20:49
Eccentricity: 0.1468548
inclination: 32.8660°
perigee height: 553 km
apogee height: 2939 km
right ascension of ascending node: 248.5897°
argument of perigee: 129.2715°
revolutions per day: 11.85518494
mean anomaly at epoch: 244.7620°
orbit number at epoch: 16640

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

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