How many API calls when satellite is in the request string?

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Since I'm using the api for a destop app; I have a question about usage.
I've just added satellite to the requst string. That returns a URL for the image which I have to download so my question is this:
Do the request (for the xml) and the download of the image count as 2 calls to the API or is it still just 1 call?
Example:
I set the refresh period to 15 seconds (only an example) which for the xml portion is 4 calls per minute. For each refresh period I have to update all the fields and the image.
Is that now 8 calls per minute or is it still 4?
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It should count at 1 API call. You can look on your Analytics page to see near real time results for your stats. It sounds like it would still be 4 calls.
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Thanks Brendan. There is nothing showing in my stats page at all except for a couple of early on errors.
I feel comfortable with your answer anyway.