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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   20023.59216259 -.00000025 +00000-0 -31176-4 0  9999
2    16 034.2636 215.7544 2027832 342.7722 011.2773 10.48718748443529
Epoch (UTC): 23 January 2020 14:12:42
Eccentricity: 0.2027832
inclination: 34.2636°
perigee height: 650 km
apogee height: 4226 km
right ascension of ascending node: 215.7544°
argument of perigee: 342.7722°
revolutions per day: 10.48718748
mean anomaly at epoch: 11.2773°
orbit number at epoch: 44352

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

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