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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 00011U 59001A   18198.17431949  .00000018  00000-0 -10782-4 0  9994
2 00011  32.8752 168.0039 1468339 252.9926  90.5016 11.85536296533465
Epoch (UTC): 17 July 2018 04:11:01
Eccentricity: 0.1468339
inclination: 32.8752°
perigee height: 553 km
apogee height: 2939 km
right ascension of ascending node: 168.0039°
argument of perigee: 252.9926°
revolutions per day: 11.85536296
mean anomaly at epoch: 90.5016°
orbit number at epoch: 53346

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

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