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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   17294.22085420 +.00000240 +00000-0 +29157-3 0  9999
2     5 034.2590 336.8903 1846726 306.7103 037.7373 10.84750975099886
Epoch (UTC): 21 October 2017 05:18:01
Eccentricity: 0.1846726
inclination: 34.2590°
perigee height: 650 km
apogee height: 3834 km
right ascension of ascending node: 336.8903°
argument of perigee: 306.7103°
revolutions per day: 10.84750975
mean anomaly at epoch: 37.7373°
orbit number at epoch: 9988

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

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