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Re: Satellites like ships?



As satellites are often referred to as birds, I suppose they must be female.

Graham Shirville wrote:

>A satellite builder of my acquaintance has recently started referring to his
>spacecraft as a "her". I know that ships and boats are usually referred to
>using the female tense but is this usual for a satellite?
>
>When questioned he says that he has spent so many hours creating it from a
>few pieces of aluminium honeycomb etc over the past 15 months that he feels
>like it is "his baby!"............
>
>Serious and not serious answers equally welcome - perhaps better off list!
>
>thanks
>
>Graham G3VZV
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