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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 00016U 58002A   21016.40822287  .00000069  00000-0  12643-3 0  9999
2 00016  34.2580 259.8649 2022426  55.5675 321.9878 10.48689296481199
Epoch (UTC): 16 January 2021 09:47:50
Eccentricity: 0.2022426
inclination: 34.2580°
perigee height: 655 km
apogee height: 4221 km
right ascension of ascending node: 259.8649°
argument of perigee: 55.5675°
revolutions per day: 10.48689296
mean anomaly at epoch: 321.9878°
orbit number at epoch: 48119

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

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