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Vela 1A - 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 00692U 63039C   68084.10555552 -.00000374 +00000-0 +00000-0 0 00000
2 00692 036.7283 179.1791 0852721 237.5470 072.7561 00.22091344003596
Epoch (UTC): 24 March 1968 02:31:59
Eccentricity: 0.0852721
inclination: 36.7283°
perigee height: 99355 km
apogee height: 119068 km
right ascension of ascending node: 179.1791°
argument of perigee: 237.5470°
revolutions per day: 0.22091344
mean anomaly at epoch: 72.7561°
orbit number at epoch: 359

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

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