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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   18019.27778039 +.00000188 +00000-0 +24483-3 0  9993
2     5 034.2510 059.4760 1847221 351.8842 005.5350 10.84784531109660
Epoch (UTC): 19 January 2018 06:40:00
Eccentricity: 0.1847221
inclination: 34.2510°
perigee height: 649 km
apogee height: 3834 km
right ascension of ascending node: 59.4760°
argument of perigee: 351.8842°
revolutions per day: 10.84784531
mean anomaly at epoch: 5.5350°
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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