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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   18020.84614406 +.00000023 +00000-0 +44420-4 0  9999
2    16 034.2559 171.5567 2022110 133.2191 245.6025 10.48628684366597
Epoch (UTC): 20 January 2018 20:18:26
Eccentricity: 0.2022110
inclination: 34.2559°
perigee height: 656 km
apogee height: 4222 km
right ascension of ascending node: 171.5567°
argument of perigee: 133.2191°
revolutions per day: 10.48628684
mean anomaly at epoch: 245.6025°
orbit number at epoch: 36659

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

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