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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   17290.46534309  .00000299  00000-0  12365-3 0  9996
2 00020  33.3432  51.3897 1665662 140.7585 232.6428 11.55449301117938
Epoch (UTC): 17 October 2017 11:10:05
Eccentricity: 0.1665662
inclination: 33.3432°
perigee height: 510 km
apogee height: 3263 km
right ascension of ascending node: 51.3897°
argument of perigee: 140.7585°
revolutions per day: 11.55449301
mean anomaly at epoch: 232.6428°
orbit number at epoch: 11793

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

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