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Location: Bush Observatory
(40.2653°N, 94.3194°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   14263.88509666  .00000061  00000-0  56130-4 0  2656
2 00005 034.2578 205.4583 1848304 279.6568 060.1052 10.84384844977667
Epoch (UTC): 20 September 2014 21:14:32
Eccentricity: 0.1848304
inclination: 34.2578°
perigee height: 650 km
apogee height: 3837 km
right ascension of ascending node: 205.4583°
argument of perigee: 279.6568°
revolutions per day: 10.84384844
mean anomaly at epoch: 60.1052°
orbit number at epoch: 97766

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

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