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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   17023.49885070 -.00000123  00000-0 -16357-3 0  9997
2 00005  34.2462  90.5084 1844432 168.7920 196.0294 10.84705247 70571
Epoch (UTC): 23 January 2017 11:58:20
Eccentricity: 0.1844432
inclination: 34.2462°
perigee height: 652 km
apogee height: 3832 km
right ascension of ascending node: 90.5084°
argument of perigee: 168.7920°
revolutions per day: 10.84705247
mean anomaly at epoch: 196.0294°
orbit number at epoch: 7057

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

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