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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   16267.65598838 +.00000002 +00000-0 -25769-4 0  9992
2    16 034.2754 129.4702 2027405 251.9079 085.1296 10.48682984315765
Epoch (UTC): 23 September 2016 15:44:37
Eccentricity: 0.2027405
inclination: 34.2754°
perigee height: 651 km
apogee height: 4226 km
right ascension of ascending node: 129.4702°
argument of perigee: 251.9079°
revolutions per day: 10.48682984
mean anomaly at epoch: 85.1296°
orbit number at epoch: 31576

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

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