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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     5U 58002B   17175.81049827 +.00000095 +00000-0 +13396-3 0  9999
2     5 034.2462 341.5360 1842388 134.0242 242.7728 10.84711428087025
Epoch (UTC): 24 June 2017 19:27:07
Eccentricity: 0.1842388
inclination: 34.2462°
perigee height: 654 km
apogee height: 3830 km
right ascension of ascending node: 341.5360°
argument of perigee: 134.0242°
revolutions per day: 10.84711428
mean anomaly at epoch: 242.7728°
orbit number at epoch: 8702

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

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