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Mission Extension Vehicle-1 launches to save space from zombie satellites

phuzz Silver badge

Re: Is It Just Me But

"I wonder what the 'real' one does"

It's a satellite that can grab onto another one and move it around...so pretty much just that. There's just not much else that could be done.

Sure, they could take a surveillance satellite and move it out of orbit, but you might as well just destroy it. Or you could try and move into a position to intercept it's ground communications, but that's so obvious that surely everyone uses encryption?

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