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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   18112.37193234  .00000035  00000-0  70061-4 0  9991
2 00005  34.2423 132.6823 1845834  50.7997 324.2549 10.84810954119875
Epoch (UTC): 22 April 2018 08:55:34
Eccentricity: 0.1845834
inclination: 34.2423°
perigee height: 650 km
apogee height: 3833 km
right ascension of ascending node: 132.6823°
argument of perigee: 50.7997°
revolutions per day: 10.84810954
mean anomaly at epoch: 324.2549°
orbit number at epoch: 11987

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

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