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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   17291.50221081  .00000251  00000-0  10271-3 0  9994
2 00020  33.3434  47.6974 1665656 146.2579 225.6160 11.55449642118058
Epoch (UTC): 18 October 2017 12:03:11
Eccentricity: 0.1665656
inclination: 33.3434°
perigee height: 510 km
apogee height: 3263 km
right ascension of ascending node: 47.6974°
argument of perigee: 146.2579°
revolutions per day: 11.55449642
mean anomaly at epoch: 225.6160°
orbit number at epoch: 11805

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

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