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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   17291.54331884  .00000012  00000-0  42212-4 0  9996
2 00016  34.2600  83.7248 2023082  95.6795 287.6380 10.48625072356681
Epoch (UTC): 18 October 2017 13:02:22
Eccentricity: 0.2023082
inclination: 34.2600°
perigee height: 655 km
apogee height: 4222 km
right ascension of ascending node: 83.7248°
argument of perigee: 95.6795°
revolutions per day: 10.48625072
mean anomaly at epoch: 287.6380°
orbit number at epoch: 35668

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

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