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Location: Bush Observatory
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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   14236.25921786 -.00000035  00000-0 -43971-4 0  2548
2 00005 034.2466 290.4891 1848155 155.4745 214.6355 10.84382901974662
Epoch (UTC): 24 August 2014 06:13:16
Eccentricity: 0.1848155
inclination: 34.2466°
perigee height: 650 km
apogee height: 3837 km
right ascension of ascending node: 290.4891°
argument of perigee: 155.4745°
revolutions per day: 10.84382901
mean anomaly at epoch: 214.6355°
orbit number at epoch: 97466

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

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