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Vanguard 1 - 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     5U 58002B   18144.04067105 +.00000075 +00000-0 +79448-4 0  9999
2     5 034.2525 035.1149 1845901 193.3320 161.1188 10.84816258123218
Epoch (UTC): 24 May 2018 00:58:33
Eccentricity: 0.1845901
inclination: 34.2525°
perigee height: 650 km
apogee height: 3833 km
right ascension of ascending node: 35.1149°
argument of perigee: 193.3320°
revolutions per day: 10.84816258
mean anomaly at epoch: 161.1188°
orbit number at epoch: 12321

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

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