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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   15243.16169120  .00000218  00000-0  29525-3 0  9998
2 00005 034.2435 225.5577 1848164 028.1448 340.7715 10.84671528 15050
Epoch (UTC): 31 August 2015 03:52:50
Eccentricity: 0.1848164
inclination: 34.2435°
perigee height: 649 km
apogee height: 3835 km
right ascension of ascending node: 225.5577°
argument of perigee: 28.1448°
revolutions per day: 10.84671528
mean anomaly at epoch: 340.7715°
orbit number at epoch: 1505

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

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