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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 00016U 58002A   17295.73440878 -.00000015  00000-0 -12296-5 0  9990
2 00016  34.2608  71.6277 2022943 113.3468 269.2183 10.48625215357123
Epoch (UTC): 22 October 2017 17:37:32
Eccentricity: 0.2022943
inclination: 34.2608°
perigee height: 655 km
apogee height: 4222 km
right ascension of ascending node: 71.6277°
argument of perigee: 113.3468°
revolutions per day: 10.48625215
mean anomaly at epoch: 269.2183°
orbit number at epoch: 35712

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

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