The page http://www.n2yo.com/satellites/?c=2 which lists "ISS SATELLITES" includes Tiangong 1. Since it looks to me like all of the other objects are associated with ISS, and Tiangong 1 is a different space station, is this just an oversight?

If this group is related to all space stations, then ISS is a misnomer. If it's really for ISS-related objects, then Tiangong 1 is incorrectly included. Or maybe there is something else I don't understand?

edit: the answer to the last question is "indeed there is." Why does ISS (ZVEZDA) have a different orbital period than SPACE STATION?

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  • $\begingroup$ I'd like to close this out, can someone make an educated guess at least? (see revised title) $\endgroup$
    – uhoh
    Jul 19, 2016 at 11:42
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    $\begingroup$ Poisk is part of the ISS too, and shows yet a different period. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poisk_(ISS_module) Looks like this is just a bad list. $\endgroup$ Jul 19, 2016 at 21:19
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    $\begingroup$ The designation continues today. I assume it's a "space station" designation in a world where there's only been one station for a good period of the time that we've had any stations. $\endgroup$
    – Saiboogu
    Mar 30, 2018 at 19:14

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Seems to be a mistake based on both common sense and backup from @OrganicMarble's comment above - not to imply that the later is not also a subset of the former :)

Apparently, not everything on the internet is always correct.


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