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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   15209.72642027  .00000278  00000-0  32400-3 0  9996
2 00005 034.2604 328.5272 1848553 237.7615 103.0508 10.84654910 11423
Epoch (UTC): 28 July 2015 17:26:02
Eccentricity: 0.1848553
inclination: 34.2604°
perigee height: 649 km
apogee height: 3836 km
right ascension of ascending node: 328.5272°
argument of perigee: 237.7615°
revolutions per day: 10.84654910
mean anomaly at epoch: 103.0508°
orbit number at epoch: 1142

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

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