@Multiple explanations for Mike Wills
"'It's in space,'
'and is weightless,'
...No! Not weightless! Objects in LEO usually have about 90% the weight they do on the ground.
The illusion of weightlessness is something that happens to _obervers inside a spaceship_. It doesn't happen to the ship or satellite itself.
This illusion happens because if you're in a spaceship, than the force of gravity is acting on you and the spaceship equally.
Therefore you are falling in the same direction, and at the same speed, as your container.
So you do not accelerate _relative to your container_ because your container is falling _with_ you.
This creates the _illusion_ of weightlessness.
So as a person, in a spaceship, relative to the spaceship you have no weight or acceleration.
But the ship itself, or a satellite or meteor or any object in orbit is absolutely not weightless relative to the Earth.
Actually, this is why Page's conspiracy theory suggestion of Russia intentionally ramming the satellite is nonsense.
That makes sense and will resonate with people who don't understand what orbits are, and have a mental image of satellites free-floating over Siberia, where one puts the pedal to the metal and saunters on over into the other.
In fact, they are going round and round the Earth in wildly different directions. IF the two satellites were in a very similar orbit to begin with, with the same inclination, than one could rendevouz with the other given a day or two.
If they're not, than it is damn near impossible to accomplish it in a timely manner.
So this could never be done as a snap decision.