Platform or rocket
Thu, 25 Dec 1997 12:36:37 -0700

At 05:57 PM 25/12/97 +0000, Alan wrote:
>The launch of AsiaSat 3 has left a Proton rocket and a platform in
>decaying LEO. The latter may well be down by the time you read this.

What is the difference between a rocket and a platform? Is the platform the
1st stage and a rocket is the booster that puts the satellite into it's orbit?