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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    20U 59007A   17345.87104400 +.00000234 +00000-0 +10428-3 0  9994
2    20 033.3395 214.1101 1666209 074.5694 303.2189 11.55490724124310
Epoch (UTC): 11 December 2017 20:54:18
Eccentricity: 0.1666209
inclination: 33.3395°
perigee height: 509 km
apogee height: 3263 km
right ascension of ascending node: 214.1101°
argument of perigee: 74.5694°
revolutions per day: 11.55490724
mean anomaly at epoch: 303.2189°
orbit number at epoch: 12431

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

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