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"One can see the free software movement as a precusor for a "free hardware" or "free wetware" movement--one that will provide free libraries of designs for biological or nanotechnological products that replicators can be programmed to churn out."
- Charles Stross

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...
Technovelgy 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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