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Swiss Space Office asks Cysec to develop satellite cyber security

Paris, 31 December 2020. – The cybersecurity company Cysec has been contracted by the Swiss Space office to mitigate the cyber risks of in-orbit reconfigurations of small satellites. The Lausanne-based company partners with HEPIA, the Geneva University of Applied Sciences and Arts, to develop a new security architecture that will …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: The Case of PEGASUS

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Joint Air Power Competence Centre, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. We are pleased to present “The Case of PEGASUS”, originally published in the Joint Air Power Competence Centre Journal 30. The Development of Competences for Space …

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Register Today For Our Space Café WebTalk “33 minutes with Prof. Stephan Hobe” On 8 December 2020

Join SpaceWatch.Global for an interesting and informative Space Café WebTalk featuring Prof. Stephan Hobe, Director at Institute of Air Law, Space Law and Cyber Law, University Cologne, Cologne, Germany. This event will take place on 8 December 2020 at 4:00 pm CET. Prof. Hobe will discuss some questions of the future design of the …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Quantum Technology and Impact of the Global Space Security

by Rania Toukebri Cyberattacks are exponentially increasing over time, improving the security of communications is crucial for guaranteeing the protection of sensitive information for states and individuals. For states, securing communications is mandatory for a strategic geopolitical influence. Most technologies have been based on classical laws of physics. Modern communication …

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Space Café WebTalk Recap Dr. Malcolm Davis on Australia’s recent space developments

In this week’s Space Cafè WebTalk, Dr. Malcolm Davis, Senior Analyst at Australian Strategic Policy Institute, Australia talked about the current strategic developments in Australia’s space ambitions. The addressed the following topics: how space policy has changed in recent years, moving away from dependency to sovereign space capability; burden sharing in orbit …

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: ESPI Brief 44 – U.S SPD-5: towards a better coordinated approach on space cybersecurity

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and the European Space Policy Institute, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and briefs. This is ESPI Briefs No. 44: ‘The new U.S. Defense Space Strategy’, originally published in September 2020. 1. The U.S. SPD-5: general principles and guidelines for space …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Let’s not make Newspace a paradise for hackers

by Dr Mathieu Bailly In the race to launch smallsats into low earth orbit quickly and cost-effectively, operators and manufacturers have compromised on security and left themselves vulnerable to cyber attacks. Let’s not make Newspace a paradise for hackers. Smallsat operators and manufacturers need to consider why their smallsats are …

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G20 and UNOOSA promote sharing space data and technology

Luxembourg, 8 October 2020. – The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) is working with the G20 space agencies on recommendations to promote space technology and share space data to increase global resilience, the agency in Vienna said yesterday. As part of the G20 virtual conference focussing on …

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U.S. Space Force awards $298 million military contract to Boeing

Paris, 4 October 2020. – Boeing received a $298 million contract from U.S. Space Force to develop a jam-resistant military satellite system, the company in El Segundo, California, announced on 1 October. Boeing has received one of three development contracts to build a satellite payload prototype and develop a new …

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U.S. Space Force awards multi-million space cybersecurity contract to Northrop Grumman

Redondo Beach, California, 17 September 2020. – Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Space Force to develop a next generation of super cyber-secured military satellites, the company said on 17 September. U.S. Space Force mandated Northrop Grumman to deliver the prototype for the Evolved Strategic SATCOM …

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