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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   17230.87406187 +.00000108 +00000-0 +15835-3 0  9998
2     5 034.2428 171.9798 1843725 021.7347 345.2201 10.84723077093004
Epoch (UTC): 18 August 2017 20:58:38
Eccentricity: 0.1843725
inclination: 34.2428°
perigee height: 653 km
apogee height: 3831 km
right ascension of ascending node: 171.9798°
argument of perigee: 21.7347°
revolutions per day: 10.84723077
mean anomaly at epoch: 345.2201°
orbit number at epoch: 9300

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

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