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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   16144.28370772 -.00000030 +00000-0 -33105-4 0  9993
2     5 034.2427 125.8150 1847157 145.5496 227.9994 10.84744270043857
Epoch (UTC): 23 May 2016 06:48:32
Eccentricity: 0.1847157
inclination: 34.2427°
perigee height: 650 km
apogee height: 3834 km
right ascension of ascending node: 125.8150°
argument of perigee: 145.5496°
revolutions per day: 10.84744270
mean anomaly at epoch: 227.9994°
orbit number at epoch: 4385

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

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