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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   16243.17172740 -.00000099  00000-0 -14819-3 0  9991
2 00005  34.2550 181.1982 1848518 230.5026 111.7183 10.84730396 54685
Epoch (UTC): 30 August 2016 04:07:17
Eccentricity: 0.1848518
inclination: 34.2550°
perigee height: 648 km
apogee height: 3835 km
right ascension of ascending node: 181.1982°
argument of perigee: 230.5026°
revolutions per day: 10.84730396
mean anomaly at epoch: 111.7183°
orbit number at epoch: 5468

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

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