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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   18197.63675871 +.00000185 +00000-0 +25551-3 0  9996
2    16 034.2654 021.2376 2026414 158.5496 211.3909 10.48666084385151
Epoch (UTC): 16 July 2018 15:16:55
Eccentricity: 0.2026414
inclination: 34.2654°
perigee height: 652 km
apogee height: 4225 km
right ascension of ascending node: 21.2376°
argument of perigee: 158.5496°
revolutions per day: 10.48666084
mean anomaly at epoch: 211.3909°
orbit number at epoch: 38515

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

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