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Vanguard 3 - 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    20U 59007A   18228.91238124 +.00000018 +00000-0 -20157-5 0  9994
2    20 033.3550 050.6479 1668066 310.0284 036.5191 11.55590819153014
Epoch (UTC): 16 August 2018 21:53:49
Eccentricity: 0.1668066
inclination: 33.3550°
perigee height: 507 km
apogee height: 3264 km
right ascension of ascending node: 50.6479°
argument of perigee: 310.0284°
revolutions per day: 11.55590819
mean anomaly at epoch: 36.5191°
orbit number at epoch: 15301

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

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