Re: peice of chinese rocket spotted

From: Bram Dorreman (
Date: Thu Mar 12 2009 - 02:27:54 UTC

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    2009/3/12 Kevin Fetter wrote:
    > So satellite seen was CZ-4 DEB ( 026285 ). I call everything man made in orbit a satellite, even if other's call it a rocket.
    > Kevin
    Every rocket (when in earth or other planet's orbit is a satellite),
    many satellites are not rockets.
    Rockets are a subset of the set of (artificial) satellites.
    People using "rocket" are more specific about the original function of
    this now satellite.
    Often rockets are the brighter satellites.
    Bram Dorreman
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