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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   21211.85598489  .00000214  00000-0  29253-3 0  9996
2    16  34.2659  55.5414 2027848 159.6644 209.8060 10.48743475501709
Epoch (UTC): 30 July 2021 20:32:37
Eccentricity: 0.2027848
inclination: 34.2659°
perigee height: 650 km
apogee height: 4226 km
right ascension of ascending node: 55.5414°
argument of perigee: 159.6644°
revolutions per day: 10.48743475
mean anomaly at epoch: 209.8060°
orbit number at epoch: 50170

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

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