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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   20049.74697064 +.00000157 +00000-0 +19072-3 0  9993
2     5 034.2432 237.0984 1846228 173.6617 189.1194 10.84813658192256
Epoch (UTC): 18 February 2020 17:55:38
Eccentricity: 0.1846228
inclination: 34.2432°
perigee height: 650 km
apogee height: 3833 km
right ascension of ascending node: 237.0984°
argument of perigee: 173.6617°
revolutions per day: 10.84813658
mean anomaly at epoch: 189.1194°
orbit number at epoch: 19225

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

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