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Photo of SCP-XXXX taken during assembly, prior to the manifestation of its anomalous properties.

Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Keter

Special Containment Procedures: Any witnesses to events caused by SCP-XXXX are to be amnesticised, and appropriate cover stories generated for any related damage.

Update: All efforts are to be made to contain SCP-XXXX-1 during the window following its next impact.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a KH-9 "Hexagon" photographic reconnaissance satellite currently situated in an irregular orbit around the Earth. SCP-XXXX is able to target arbitrary objects in the area directly below its current orbital position; targeted objects are pulled into orbit at a speed of approximately 150km/h, and stop once within 1km of SCP-XXXX. Depending on the current position of SCP-XXXX, this process can take between 14 hours and 16 days.

Once the targeted object has reached SCP-XXXX, it will be rapidly launched back towards Earth, reaching top speeds of between 1500km/h and 35,000km/h. Due to the apparently random nature of the objects undergoing this effect, many of them burn up on re-entry. Those that survive re-entry have universally been destroyed upon impact, with the exception of SCP-XXXX-1.

Approximately one hour after the projected impact time for the object1 SCP-XXXX will target another object and repeat the process.

SCP-XXXX was originally the last in the line of KH-9 reconnaissance satellites. Its anomalous properties manifested immediately upon entering stable Earth orbit, at which point it stopped responding to remote commands and began altering its orbit. Personnel involved with the satellite were amnesticised and a failed launch was staged as a cover-up.

Incident XXXX-01: On 17/04/2017 an individual, later identified as David White and now classified as SCP-XXXX-1, was targeted by SCP-XXXX and pulled into orbit. Despite the lack of atmosphere, tracking photos confirmed that SCP-XXXX-1 was still alive and conscious. It is currently unknown if this is a new effect of SCP-XXXX's anomalous properties, or a separate and unrelated anomaly specific to SCP-XXXX-1.

Incident XXXX-01 Update 01: Following SCP-XXXX's regular behaviour, SCP-XXXX-1 was launched back towards Earth at a speed of approximately 16,000km/h. SCP-XXXX-1 survived both entry and impact with the Earth without apparent injury, after which it was pulled back into space by SCP-XXXX. This process has currently repeated three times; SCP-XXXX-1 appears to have been conscious the entire time despite a lack of food, water, or protection against the vacuum of space.

Incident XXXX-01 Update 02: SCP-XXXX-1 has currently impacted the Earth 23 times, 14 of which have been water impacts; it still appears to be conscious. Efforts are currently underway to capture or otherwise restrain SCP-XXXX-1 during the period after its next impact.