The rocket flies in the general direction of the satellite; the kinetic kill vehicle separates from the booster and searches for the target, having been programmed with information on the target's precise location; the seeker acquires the target and tracks it; the on-board guidance and navigation equipment issues commands to the small divert thrusters to make course corrections for the KKV; and finally a unique debris mitigation device (similar to a sail) deploys and strikes the target satellite, disabling it.