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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   15212.58063019  .00000188  00000-0  23685-3 0  9999
2 00016 034.2750 262.3911 2026652 280.8301 057.1929 10.48551955271645
Epoch (UTC): 31 July 2015 13:56:06
Eccentricity: 0.2026652
inclination: 34.2750°
perigee height: 652 km
apogee height: 4226 km
right ascension of ascending node: 262.3911°
argument of perigee: 280.8301°
revolutions per day: 10.48551955
mean anomaly at epoch: 57.1929°
orbit number at epoch: 27164

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

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