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"What has allowed so many Psychopathic Personalities to rise so high in corporations and government, is that they are so decisive. Unlike normal people, they are never filled with doubts, for the simple reason that they cannot care what happens next."
- Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

Satellite Search and Destroy  
  Destroying satellites in orbit.  

Early mention of this in science fiction.

...they still make them, there's always an audience for widescreen porn of the type that gets pirate three-vee satellites sanded out of orbit...
From The Shockwave Rider, by John Brunner.
Published by Harper and Row in 1975
Additional resources -

The term "sanded" is explained earlier in the book:

Later someone else was sanded - the term came from "SandD", search and destroy - and lost an eye.

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