Re: peice of chinese rocket spotted

From: Greg Roberts (grr@telkomsa.net)
Date: Thu Mar 12 2009 - 06:05:09 UTC

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    Morning Kevin
    
    By astronomical definition a satellite is any secondary body which revolves 
    around a planet under the gravitational pull of the primary body. Another 
    definition is " an object launched into space by man to orbit the earth" - so 
    everything in orbit around the earth is a satellite so you are correct.
    
    As far as I know we have not yet got to the stage where one argues about what is 
    a planet and what isnt a planet ( I refer to the Pluto debate) and so far a 
    satellite is a satellite no matter how small it becomes :-))
    
    Cheers
    Greg
    
    
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