hunter-killer satellite

hunter-killer satellite
a satellite designed to seek out and destroy a nearby enemy satellite by exploding itself into a cloud of high-speed metal fragments.
[1975-80]

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hunter-killer satellite,
an artificial earth satellite that destroys orbiting enemy satellites; killer satellite: »

hunter-killer satellites armed with laser beams which can search out and destroy…reconnaissance satellites in the vast reaches of space (New Yorker).


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