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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   17117.51199561 +.00000113 +00000-0 +12135-3 0  9994
2     5 034.2517 161.0283 1842769 231.7653 110.2454 10.84703914080691
Epoch (UTC): 27 April 2017 12:17:16
Eccentricity: 0.1842769
inclination: 34.2517°
perigee height: 654 km
apogee height: 3831 km
right ascension of ascending node: 161.0283°
argument of perigee: 231.7653°
revolutions per day: 10.84703914
mean anomaly at epoch: 110.2454°
orbit number at epoch: 8069

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

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