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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   18016.13601328  .00000189  00000-0  86466-4 0  9999
2 00011  32.8758 131.3060 1469281 305.5936  41.6264 11.85530079511855
Epoch (UTC): 16 January 2018 03:15:51
Eccentricity: 0.1469281
inclination: 32.8758°
perigee height: 552 km
apogee height: 2940 km
right ascension of ascending node: 131.3060°
argument of perigee: 305.5936°
revolutions per day: 11.85530079
mean anomaly at epoch: 41.6264°
orbit number at epoch: 51185

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

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