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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   17342.97168893 +.00000050 +00000-0 +58749-4 0  9992
2    16 034.2729 295.3160 2022461 312.4510 032.1561 10.48624199362097
Epoch (UTC): 08 December 2017 23:19:13
Eccentricity: 0.2022461
inclination: 34.2729°
perigee height: 655 km
apogee height: 4222 km
right ascension of ascending node: 295.3160°
argument of perigee: 312.4510°
revolutions per day: 10.48624199
mean anomaly at epoch: 32.1561°
orbit number at epoch: 36209

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

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