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Robust Connections: Cyber; Interference; Orbital Debris

27 Oct 2020

Users of satellite networks depend on the reliable and robust connectivity that is characteristic of today’s platforms, but there are potential vulnerabilities.  This session will explore the current state-of-play in relation to three of those potential vulnerabilities.

  • Cyber Security is a vulnerability far from being specific to satellite, and is a core concern across the entirety of the IP-enabled global ICT infrastructure
    • The European Space Agency is currently calling for proposed solutions to determine the viability of satellite-based services in support of cyber security and to assess technical feasibility and commercial viability for diverse, current and future, vertical sector users of satellite
    • Potential solutions will be enabled by space as a means to mitigate the cyber security risks and to enhance cyber resistance and the resilience of existing infrastructures, services and operations, and contribute to enhancing the end-to-end cyber security of space-based applications
    • Is the satellite sector doing enough in the cyber security environment?
  • Interference (unintended, deliberate interference) is a vulnerability that the satellite industry successfully addresses through technology advance and human capacity-building, (i.e., GVF training)
    • Terminal type approvals and interference prevention
    • GVF Mutual Recognition Arrangement Working Group (MRA-WG)
    • GVF collaboration with ESA and ITU
  • Orbital Debris – a topically prominent issue
    • Sustainable space utilisation supporting development on Earth
    • Tools to support collaborative space situational awareness and surveillance
    • Risk models; space weather; regulatory regimes, international coordination and guidance for space actors
    • Space-based applications and the NewSpace age of innovative LEO business (enhanced communications, advanced Earth imaging, global navigation, accelerated economic development, creative security applications)
    • The scale and operation of the mega-constellations – orbital debris prevention and operator responsibility
    • Maintaining space sustainability-based future
Martin Jarrold, Vice President International Programme Development - GVF, United Kingdom
Dr. Amiee Chan, President & CEO - Norsat International Inc, Canada
Martin Coleman, Consultant - Advisory Board - Satcoms Innovation Group
David Meltzer, Secretary General - GVF, United States of America

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26 – 28 October 2020  |  Dubai World Trade Centre

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