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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   16269.78745051 -.00000098 +00000-0 -11708-3 0  9990
2     5 034.2485 099.2280 1847826 350.1942 006.6815 10.84724385057485
Epoch (UTC): 25 September 2016 18:53:55
Eccentricity: 0.1847826
inclination: 34.2485°
perigee height: 649 km
apogee height: 3835 km
right ascension of ascending node: 99.2280°
argument of perigee: 350.1942°
revolutions per day: 10.84724385
mean anomaly at epoch: 6.6815°
orbit number at epoch: 5748

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

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