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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   16126.42107359 -.00000045  00000-0 -31000-4 0  9996
2 00005  34.2429 180.8469 1847043  65.1675 312.9440 10.84745008 42011
Epoch (UTC): 05 May 2016 10:06:20
Eccentricity: 0.1847043
inclination: 34.2429°
perigee height: 650 km
apogee height: 3834 km
right ascension of ascending node: 180.8469°
argument of perigee: 65.1675°
revolutions per day: 10.84745008
mean anomaly at epoch: 312.9440°
orbit number at epoch: 4201

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

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