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How to shoot down a satellite

June 7, 2021

How to shoot down a satellite

If you build satellites, you probably won’t, for example, be building the delivery systems, though problems in one system can rapidly become problems in others. Indeed, NIST has a list of acceptable crypto, while we await quantum crypto standards coming in 2-5 years. Large number AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) is quantum resistant, for example, while RSA isn’t. If hackers can deny service at the ground station level, bad things can definitely happen, since they’re basically cutting the umbilical cord. Even better if you can implement crypto agility, in case yours is proven insecure in the coming years. Interoperability with technology partners is also important, since you won’t be building the whole chain. Yeah, that’s why space is hard.

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