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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   16211.59737081 -.00000126 +00000-0 -13443-3 0  9990
2     5 034.2459 278.4756 1847729 088.4046 292.6153 10.84735566051167
Epoch (UTC): 29 July 2016 14:20:12
Eccentricity: 0.1847729
inclination: 34.2459°
perigee height: 649 km
apogee height: 3835 km
right ascension of ascending node: 278.4756°
argument of perigee: 88.4046°
revolutions per day: 10.84735566
mean anomaly at epoch: 292.6153°
orbit number at epoch: 5116

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

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