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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   14200.70102250 -.00000104  00000-0 -12159-3 0  2423
2 00005 034.2486 039.9565 1849244 355.5651 003.0393 10.84388147970809
Epoch (UTC): 19 July 2014 16:49:28
Eccentricity: 0.1849244
inclination: 34.2486°
perigee height: 649 km
apogee height: 3838 km
right ascension of ascending node: 39.9565°
argument of perigee: 355.5651°
revolutions per day: 10.84388147
mean anomaly at epoch: 3.0393°
orbit number at epoch: 97080

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

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