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Vanguard 1 Rocket - 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    16U 58002A   18015.79859007 +.00000020 +00000-0 +49155-4 0  9992
2    16 034.2557 186.1276 2022268 111.9376 270.7665 10.48628395366066
Epoch (UTC): 15 January 2018 19:09:58
Eccentricity: 0.2022268
inclination: 34.2557°
perigee height: 656 km
apogee height: 4222 km
right ascension of ascending node: 186.1276°
argument of perigee: 111.9376°
revolutions per day: 10.48628395
mean anomaly at epoch: 270.7665°
orbit number at epoch: 36606

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

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