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Vanguard 1 - 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     5U 58002B   18053.90287844 +.00000143 +00000-0 +18540-3 0  9998
2     5 034.2471 312.8052 1846663 147.6991 225.1435 10.84796944113425
Epoch (UTC): 22 February 2018 21:40:08
Eccentricity: 0.1846663
inclination: 34.2471°
perigee height: 650 km
apogee height: 3833 km
right ascension of ascending node: 312.8052°
argument of perigee: 147.6991°
revolutions per day: 10.84796944
mean anomaly at epoch: 225.1435°
orbit number at epoch: 11342

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

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