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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   20024.53378920 -.00000071 +00000-0 -42728-4 0  9995
2    20 033.3536 338.3054 1667609 218.0123 129.0417 11.55686549213836
Epoch (UTC): 24 January 2020 12:48:39
Eccentricity: 0.1667609
inclination: 33.3536°
perigee height: 507 km
apogee height: 3263 km
right ascension of ascending node: 338.3054°
argument of perigee: 218.0123°
revolutions per day: 11.55686549
mean anomaly at epoch: 129.0417°
orbit number at epoch: 21383

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

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