antisatellite

[ an-tee-sat-l-ahyt, an-tahy- ]
/ ˌæn tiˈsæt lˌaɪt, ˈæn taɪ- /

adjective

(of a weapon or weapon system) designed to destroy an enemy's orbiting satellite.

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Origin of antisatellite

First recorded in 1960–65; anti- + satellite
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