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(34.1243°N, 118.1037°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 00005U 58002B   17293.20770516  .00000245  00000-0  29592-3 0  9991
2 00005  34.2598 340.0100 1846745 302.1548  41.2839 10.84750514 99868
Epoch (UTC): 20 October 2017 04:59:05
Eccentricity: 0.1846745
inclination: 34.2598°
perigee height: 650 km
apogee height: 3834 km
right ascension of ascending node: 340.0100°
argument of perigee: 302.1548°
revolutions per day: 10.84750514
mean anomaly at epoch: 41.2839°
orbit number at epoch: 9986

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

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