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Detonating over Severnaya ensures that only they have control of the 2nd satellite. If it had been left intact, the military would be able to use it to change codes and lock them out at will, possibly even without the launch keys. After the initial heist, there's no way Russia could rebuild the facility from the EMP blast in time to prevent a second ...

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