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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   17289.54281663 +.00000022 +00000-0 +58818-4 0  9992
2    16 034.2595 089.4991 2023100 087.2464 295.6402 10.48624927356483
Epoch (UTC): 16 October 2017 13:01:39
Eccentricity: 0.2023100
inclination: 34.2595°
perigee height: 655 km
apogee height: 4222 km
right ascension of ascending node: 89.4991°
argument of perigee: 87.2464°
revolutions per day: 10.48624927
mean anomaly at epoch: 295.6402°
orbit number at epoch: 35648

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

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