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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   15246.12399728 +.00000254 +00000-0 +38155-3 0  9997
2    16 034.2602 165.5550 2026738 062.2460 316.8834 10.48563665275170
Epoch (UTC): 03 September 2015 02:58:33
Eccentricity: 0.2026738
inclination: 34.2602°
perigee height: 652 km
apogee height: 4226 km
right ascension of ascending node: 165.5550°
argument of perigee: 62.2460°
revolutions per day: 10.48563665
mean anomaly at epoch: 316.8834°
orbit number at epoch: 27517

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

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