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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   14272.08488434  .00000170  00000-0  20884-3 0  2722
2 00005 034.2483 180.2238 1846999 316.5234 030.3395 10.84386995978555
Epoch (UTC): 29 September 2014 02:02:14
Eccentricity: 0.1846999
inclination: 34.2483°
perigee height: 651 km
apogee height: 3836 km
right ascension of ascending node: 180.2238°
argument of perigee: 316.5234°
revolutions per day: 10.84386995
mean anomaly at epoch: 30.3395°
orbit number at epoch: 97855

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

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