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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   17349.93373651  .00000237  00000-0  10415-3 0  9990
2 00020  33.3390 199.6416 1666282  96.1128 283.0991 11.55493029124827
Epoch (UTC): 15 December 2017 22:24:34
Eccentricity: 0.1666282
inclination: 33.3390°
perigee height: 509 km
apogee height: 3263 km
right ascension of ascending node: 199.6416°
argument of perigee: 96.1128°
revolutions per day: 11.55493029
mean anomaly at epoch: 283.0991°
orbit number at epoch: 12482

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

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