[amsat-bb] Re: ISS a Satellite or an airplane?

Nate Duehr nate at natetech.com
Sat Sep 15 02:16:32 PDT 2007

On Sep 15, 2007, at 1:41 AM, Eric Christensen wrote:

> Can someone sanity check me, please?  I'm trying to convince a guy  
> at the ARRL that the ISS needs to be added to the LoTW as a  
> satellite and he says it is not valid because it isn't a satellite  
> but rather an airplane.

Does he think you're talking about the Shuttle, perhaps and not ISS?   
Even Shuttle when on-orbit, is a satellite, however.

It orbits the Earth, it's a satellite.  Basic physics.  Walks like a  
duck, quacks like a duck... you're not insane, but he might be.

Nate Duehr, WY0X
nate at natetech.com

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