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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   18198.87444186 +.00000184 +00000-0 +25222-3 0  9990
2    16 034.2656 017.6633 2026468 163.7689 203.8900 10.48666451385288
Epoch (UTC): 17 July 2018 20:59:11
Eccentricity: 0.2026468
inclination: 34.2656°
perigee height: 652 km
apogee height: 4225 km
right ascension of ascending node: 17.6633°
argument of perigee: 163.7689°
revolutions per day: 10.48666451
mean anomaly at epoch: 203.8900°
orbit number at epoch: 38528

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

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