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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   15058.15665850  .00000324  00000-0  46763-3 0  9995
2 00016 034.2677 348.0145 2022604 349.9767 006.5628 10.48444941255440
Epoch (UTC): 27 February 2015 03:45:35
Eccentricity: 0.2022604
inclination: 34.2677°
perigee height: 656 km
apogee height: 4223 km
right ascension of ascending node: 348.0145°
argument of perigee: 349.9767°
revolutions per day: 10.48444941
mean anomaly at epoch: 6.5628°
orbit number at epoch: 25544

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

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