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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   17056.09232068 -.00000039  00000-0 -58570-4 0  9992
2 00005  34.2569 350.1648 1843724 315.3779  31.2088 10.84699830 74110
Epoch (UTC): 25 February 2017 02:12:56
Eccentricity: 0.1843724
inclination: 34.2569°
perigee height: 653 km
apogee height: 3831 km
right ascension of ascending node: 350.1648°
argument of perigee: 315.3779°
revolutions per day: 10.84699830
mean anomaly at epoch: 31.2088°
orbit number at epoch: 7411

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

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