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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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