(In follow-up to the previous post.) This is what you get when R & D is driven by military interests.
The Kinetic Energy Anti-Satellite being developed by Boeing is intended to provide the United States the ability to neutralize hostile satellites.
The image was attached to a Foreign Policy Q & A with Lt. Gen. Daniel P. Leaf, vice commander of the Air Force Space Command on weaponizing space: Seven Questions: Space Weapons, Part II
What is the nature of these ‘hostile satellites’ that we would need to ‘neutralize’ them? And why can’t we just send Clint Eastwood, Tommy Lee Jones, Donald Sutherland and James Garner to do it?