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Vanguard 3 - 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 00020U 59007A   17350.97091859  .00000218  00000-0  95970-4 0  9992
2 00020  33.3389 195.9478 1666295 101.6130 277.5463 11.55493495124943
Epoch (UTC): 16 December 2017 23:18:07
Eccentricity: 0.1666295
inclination: 33.3389°
perigee height: 509 km
apogee height: 3263 km
right ascension of ascending node: 195.9478°
argument of perigee: 101.6130°
revolutions per day: 11.55493495
mean anomaly at epoch: 277.5463°
orbit number at epoch: 12494

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

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