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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 00005U 58002B   21016.76656440 -.00000090  00000-0 -13702-3 0  9995
2 00005  34.2571 291.1003 1847767 232.3364 109.5021 10.84861501228428
Epoch (UTC): 16 January 2021 18:23:51
Eccentricity: 0.1847767
inclination: 34.2571°
perigee height: 649 km
apogee height: 3834 km
right ascension of ascending node: 291.1003°
argument of perigee: 232.3364°
revolutions per day: 10.84861501
mean anomaly at epoch: 109.5021°
orbit number at epoch: 22842

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

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