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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   15185.88460825  .00000332  00000-0  43248-3 0  9993
2 00005 034.2474 041.9579 1847124 130.5033 247.1767 10.84638068  8835
Epoch (UTC): 04 July 2015 21:13:50
Eccentricity: 0.1847124
inclination: 34.2474°
perigee height: 650 km
apogee height: 3835 km
right ascension of ascending node: 41.9579°
argument of perigee: 130.5033°
revolutions per day: 10.84638068
mean anomaly at epoch: 247.1767°
orbit number at epoch: 883

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

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