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Re: ISS a Satellite or an airplane?



Perhaps its an issue that its 'form' changes when things are docked to it,
or added on. Sats generally don't change 'shape' or 'dimensions' when in
orbit.

Don't get me wrong, Ide love it to be classified as a sat myself.. just
adding to ths discussion.

Steven J.Raas
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-----Original Message-----
From: amsat-bb-bounces@amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces@amsat.org] On
Behalf Of Eric Christensen
Sent: Saturday, September 15, 2007 3:42 AM
To: amsat-bb@amsat.org; fieldops@amsat.org
Subject: [amsat-bb] ISS a Satellite or an airplane?

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. 

Anyone out there help me with this?  

73s,
Eric W4OTN

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