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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   20264.74055418 +.00000003 +00000-0 +29505-4 0  9996
2     5 034.2453 294.7396 1845834 061.1287 316.1989 10.84868172215602
Epoch (UTC): 20 September 2020 17:46:23
Eccentricity: 0.1845834
inclination: 34.2453°
perigee height: 650 km
apogee height: 3832 km
right ascension of ascending node: 294.7396°
argument of perigee: 61.1287°
revolutions per day: 10.84868172
mean anomaly at epoch: 316.1989°
orbit number at epoch: 21560

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

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