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Vanguard 2 - 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    11U 59001A   21017.18669597  .00000339  00000-0  18296-3 0  9993
2    11  32.8697 332.9456 1467246  18.1141 346.6552 11.85731591642090
Epoch (UTC): 17 January 2021 04:28:50
Eccentricity: 0.1467246
inclination: 32.8697°
perigee height: 553 km
apogee height: 2937 km
right ascension of ascending node: 332.9456°
argument of perigee: 18.1141°
revolutions per day: 11.85731591
mean anomaly at epoch: 346.6552°
orbit number at epoch: 64209

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

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