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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   18055.31802730 +.00000073 +00000-0 +77932-4 0  9997
2    16 034.2768 072.0718 2023016 278.5451 059.2388 10.48631498370212
Epoch (UTC): 24 February 2018 07:37:57
Eccentricity: 0.2023016
inclination: 34.2768°
perigee height: 655 km
apogee height: 4222 km
right ascension of ascending node: 72.0718°
argument of perigee: 278.5451°
revolutions per day: 10.48631498
mean anomaly at epoch: 59.2388°
orbit number at epoch: 37021

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

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