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Re: SAT nomenclature



My antennae are down at the moment, have only been able to get a visual (on
the ISS).
I have always considered the Suitsat, not as a satellite, but more of a
Suitellite :-)
Joe
vk3bki

----- Original Message -----
From: "Wade Grimes" <wgrimes04@earthlink.net>
To: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Friday, February 10, 2006 1:57 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] SAT nomenclature


> if my vote "counts"
>
> A SUITSAT by any other name is NOT a SUITSAT.
>
> Once a SUITSAT, always a SUITSAT
>
> rationale:
> 1. good PR is good PR. (the name SUITSAT generates curiousity and
attention...what if the head lines had read "AO 54  launched from the
ISS"... who would really read that news item?)
> 2. leave well enough alone.
> 3. name changes produce a confused public-- especially young students and
generally disenfranchises the media, who want to sell air time and ink
> 4. even battle ships have names
> 5. why change it:  what does it matter?
> 5. who wants to be politically correct, anyway?
> 6. new is good -- who needs another run of the mill alpha numeric name?
> 7. if an Oscar serial number is so gosh awful important, why name it
SUITSAT in the first place?
> 8. define petty.
>
> Wade, K0MHP.
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