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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   17346.11618628 +.00000035 +00000-0 +44130-4 0  9990
2    16 034.2698 286.2430 2022260 325.7051 022.7800 10.48624325362424
Epoch (UTC): 12 December 2017 02:47:18
Eccentricity: 0.2022260
inclination: 34.2698°
perigee height: 656 km
apogee height: 4222 km
right ascension of ascending node: 286.2430°
argument of perigee: 325.7051°
revolutions per day: 10.48624325
mean anomaly at epoch: 22.7800°
orbit number at epoch: 36242

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

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