Category: Space Bits

  • IAC 2022 (73rd International Astronautical Congress) call for papers

    IAC 2022 (73rd International Astronautical Congress) call for papers

    IAC2022 call for papers

  • SpaceX software team AMA on Reddit

    Some members of the SpaceX software team run an AMA on Reddit just after the Demo-2 flight. Two members of the team specifically represents cybersecurity (Jeff Dexter) and fault tolerance and safety (Wendy Shimata) but there is understandably not much on cybersecurity in this AMA (ITAR and general prudence preventing it). The whole thread is […]

  • CLS Helps Rescue Hijacked Fishing Vessel

    CLS  Helps Rescue Hijacked Fishing Vessel

    CLS, a subsidiary of CNES, has a press release reporting how they helped rescuing an hijacked fishing vessel (and its 18 fishermen crew) in the waters of the Ivory Coast thanks to its FishWeb service harvesting localisation data from various satellite systems or payloads. I have added the press release below.

  • Hack-a-sat Library

    The US Department of Defense has published a collection of satellite hacking resources on GitHub to support Hack-a-sat: the Hack-a-sat Library.It includes papers, videos, websites, etc. Well done!

  • Cyber risks related to ship tracking using satellite communications

    A recent Cybermaretique blog’s article “L’ agence spatiale européenne finance la recherche sur les risques liés aux systèmes de positionnement par satellite“(fr), mentions an ESA contract related to cyber risks and solutions to mitigate ship tracking using satellite communications. CYSEC won the bid and has more information on the press release. Olivier‘s article gives more […]

  • Space Force videos

    Deux salles, deux ambiances Pardon my French. I like them both.

  • HackASat (3/x) has small updates on HackASat challenge : in an article titled “Hundreds of hackers sign up for chance to break into a DoD satellite“, Sandra Erwin reports, quoting Dr. Will Roper from Air Force, that more than 900 participants have registered for the qualification phase.

  • IAC 71st goes cyber

    71st International Astronautical Congress was scheduled this fall in Dubai. Due to COVID-19 outbreak, the event has been replaced by a virtual one and is now called the 71st International Astronautical Congress – The CyberSpace Edition and will take place during 12 – 14 October 2020. Dubai will now how the 72nd International Astronautical Congress. Program is […]

  • Space Security Challenge

    Space Security Challenge

    As a follow up to previous post, the Space Security Challenge or Hack A Sat (HaS) has a website. Although DEFCON 28 will be virtual this year (DEFCON Safe Mode), the Final event / challenge (“Hack a Sat Capture The Flag” hosted by the virtual Aerospace Village) will happen in August and the qualification phase […]

  • Air Force’s orbiting satellite at DEFCON 2020

    This Wired story from 2019, September describes the road taken by Air Force to decide to offer an orbiting satellite for “testing” by hackers at DEFCON 28. After a F-15 fighter last year, Air Force will enable a select number of researchers to evaluate the security of an orbiting satellite from an attacker perspective. At […]