Space Systems


  • Ransomware gang says it breached one of NASA’s IT contractors

    June 3, 2020

    The operators of the DopplePaymer ransomware have congratulated SpaceX and NASA for their first human-operated rocket launch and then immediately announced that they infected the network of one of NASA’s IT contractors. In a blog post published today, the DopplePaymer ransomware gang said it successfully breached the network of Digital Management Inc. (DMI), a Maryland-based company that provides ...

  • Foreign Ministers take decisions to adapt NATO, recognize space as an operational domain

    November 20, 2019

    Ministers took important decisions for NATO’s continuing adaptation. They agreed to recognize space as a new operational domain for NATO, alongside air, land, sea and cyber. “This can allow NATO planners to make requests for Allies to provide capabilities and services, such as hours of satellite communications,” said the Secretary General. He added that NATO ...

  • What is spoofing and how can you ensure GPS security?

    October 30, 2019

    As technological advances make GPS/GNSS devices more affordable, our lives are becoming increasingly dependent on precise positioning and timing. The aviation sector has been using precise positioning GNSS for decades to help guide airplanes in landing approaches especially during difficult weather conditions. The American WAAS and the European EGNOS are SBAS reference networks which provide airplanes ...

  • Pentagon to ban US companies from using Russian space launches & satellites

    May 30, 2019

    The Pentagon has introduced restrictions that will prevent American companies from using Russian space rocket launches and satellite services, set to take effect in 2023. The rule will levy “additional prohibitions with regard to acquisition of certain foreign commercial satellite services, such as… satellites and launch vehicles,” according to a Pentagon notice published on the US Federal Register ...