Air Force procurement chief Will Roper said hacking competitions help the military identify flaws in its systems before they are deployed.
“Space Range” is a virtual satellite command and control center with hardware in the loop.
The next National Space Council policy directive is likely to be on cybersecurity for space.
Cybersecurity was a recurring theme at the SmallSat Symposium here.
Emerging companies in the space industry lack cybersecurity expertise and may be ill prepared to prevent or respond to attacks.
The Space Information Sharing and Analysis Center, or Space ISAC, will launch an unclassified portal where companies can share and analyze cybersecurity information.
The Infrastructure Asset Pre-Assessment (IA-Pre) program will be run by the Air Force Space Command’s commercial satellite communications office.
While traditionally we talk about solar flares, anomalies and space debris, increasingly risks in space include cyber risks that have repercussions on the ground.
Senior VP Chris Bogdan: “We don’t build satellites, rockets or rovers. We are investing in open architectures."
Satellites that increasingly rely on software are also increasingly vulnerable to cyber threats, a panel of experts said at the Satellite 2019 conference here.
Cloud Constellation CEO Cliff Beek said LeoStella, a joint venture of Thales Alenia Space and Spaceflight Industries, beat Northrop Grumman on price, among other factors.
Navy aircraft carrier strike groups will get the new technology in 2022, about 18 months sooner than previously planned.
A cyberattack that may have compromised information about current and former NASA employees is only the latest sign of ongoing information security problems that have plagued the agency for years.
The satellite industry has so far managed to avoid a high-profile cyber attack, something experts attribute both to the industry’s vigilance and how oblivious much of the world is to the magnitude of the services it provides.
Electronic threats against satellite communication have rapidly escalated in the last few years and will continue to advance in the foreseeable future.