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(34.1243°N, 118.1037°W)
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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   18196.16142620 -.00000043 +00000-0 -27642-4 0  9991
2     5 034.2427 234.5760 1845781 067.8496 310.7240 10.84818090128872
Epoch (UTC): 15 July 2018 03:52:27
Eccentricity: 0.1845781
inclination: 34.2427°
perigee height: 650 km
apogee height: 3832 km
right ascension of ascending node: 234.5760°
argument of perigee: 67.8496°
revolutions per day: 10.84818090
mean anomaly at epoch: 310.7240°
orbit number at epoch: 12887

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

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