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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   15021.57037437  .00000140  00000-0  18078-3 0  2925
2 00016 034.2704 093.5338 2023285 195.8528 156.8263 10.48422413251604
Epoch (UTC): 21 January 2015 13:41:20
Eccentricity: 0.2023285
inclination: 34.2704°
perigee height: 656 km
apogee height: 4224 km
right ascension of ascending node: 93.5338°
argument of perigee: 195.8528°
revolutions per day: 10.48422413
mean anomaly at epoch: 156.8263°
orbit number at epoch: 25160

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

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