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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   16179.63545956 -.00000046  00000-0 -70090-4 0  9999
2 00005  34.2600  16.9349 1848206 304.5885  39.3678 10.84742542 47785
Epoch (UTC): 27 June 2016 15:15:03
Eccentricity: 0.1848206
inclination: 34.2600°
perigee height: 649 km
apogee height: 3835 km
right ascension of ascending node: 16.9349°
argument of perigee: 304.5885°
revolutions per day: 10.84742542
mean anomaly at epoch: 39.3678°
orbit number at epoch: 4778

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

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