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Vanguard 1 Rocket - 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    16U 58002A   20048.65011489 -.00000175 +00000-0 -21390-3 0  9993
2    16 034.2620 143.3729 2027893 088.4662 294.5654 10.48712984446159
Epoch (UTC): 17 February 2020 15:36:09
Eccentricity: 0.2027893
inclination: 34.2620°
perigee height: 650 km
apogee height: 4226 km
right ascension of ascending node: 143.3729°
argument of perigee: 88.4662°
revolutions per day: 10.48712984
mean anomaly at epoch: 294.5654°
orbit number at epoch: 44615

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

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