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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   16342.07064842 -.00000074  00000-0 -10313-3 0  9991
2 00005  34.2535 236.5958 1846155 315.3730  31.1964 10.84708340 65425
Epoch (UTC): 07 December 2016 01:41:44
Eccentricity: 0.1846155
inclination: 34.2535°
perigee height: 651 km
apogee height: 3833 km
right ascension of ascending node: 236.5958°
argument of perigee: 315.3730°
revolutions per day: 10.84708340
mean anomaly at epoch: 31.1964°
orbit number at epoch: 6542

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

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