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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   18202.77776964 +.00000186 +00000-0 +24600-3 0  9998
2    16 034.2676 006.3903 2026698 180.2311 179.7370 10.48667708385699
Epoch (UTC): 21 July 2018 18:39:59
Eccentricity: 0.2026698
inclination: 34.2676°
perigee height: 652 km
apogee height: 4225 km
right ascension of ascending node: 6.3903°
argument of perigee: 180.2311°
revolutions per day: 10.48667708
mean anomaly at epoch: 179.7370°
orbit number at epoch: 38569

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

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