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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   17290.16838604 +.00000263 +00000-0 +31486-3 0  9991
2     5 034.2614 349.3676 1846768 288.4908 052.4364 10.84749282099449
Epoch (UTC): 17 October 2017 04:02:28
Eccentricity: 0.1846768
inclination: 34.2614°
perigee height: 650 km
apogee height: 3834 km
right ascension of ascending node: 349.3676°
argument of perigee: 288.4908°
revolutions per day: 10.84749282
mean anomaly at epoch: 52.4364°
orbit number at epoch: 9944

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

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