"This satellite servicing milestone comes as both low-Earth orbit as well as geostationary space—where large, expensive communications satellites are often placed high above the planet to hold their position over the ground—are becoming more crowded. The availability of a service such as that offered by MEV-1 offers satellite providers both the ability to extend the lifetime of aging assets, but also to potentially remove those they have lost control of from the ground.
These kinds of services are generally seen in the space community as important to keeping orbit as decluttered as possible in the coming decades, so it is good that this demonstration case worked out well." ars technica
So, we have the possibility that satellite "repair trucks" can "fix" thingies in orbit, very expensive thingies to extend their working lifespan.
Well, pilgrims, this is revolutionary technology. By the time this particular commo satellite is ready for a "graveyard orbit," it may be possible for yet another "repair truck" to upgrade it to yet further extend its usefulness, etc. Wow. PL