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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   14328.45689729  .00000238  00000-0  28534-3 0  2900
2 00005 034.2583 006.6943 1845581 210.0791 137.9875 10.84421754984672
Epoch (UTC): 24 November 2014 10:57:55
Eccentricity: 0.1845581
inclination: 34.2583°
perigee height: 652 km
apogee height: 3835 km
right ascension of ascending node: 6.6943°
argument of perigee: 210.0791°
revolutions per day: 10.84421754
mean anomaly at epoch: 137.9875°
orbit number at epoch: 98467

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

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