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(32.6128°N, 116.3319°W)
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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   18018.44877192 +.00000191 +00000-0 +24711-3 0  9999
2     5 034.2514 062.0300 1847264 348.1541 008.0699 10.84784203109666
Epoch (UTC): 18 January 2018 10:46:13
Eccentricity: 0.1847264
inclination: 34.2514°
perigee height: 649 km
apogee height: 3834 km
right ascension of ascending node: 62.0300°
argument of perigee: 348.1541°
revolutions per day: 10.84784203
mean anomaly at epoch: 8.0699°
orbit number at epoch: 10966

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

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