Space Systems


  • UK military to get biggest spending boost in 30 years

    November 19, 2020

    The UK military is to receive an extra £4bn a year over the next four years, the government has said. The money will fund space and cyber defence projects such as an artificial intelligence agency, and could create 40,000 new jobs. Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said “letting go” of older weapons would create “headroom to invest”. The Ministry ...

  • Australia’s critical infrastructure definition to span communications, data storage, space

    November 9, 2020

    The federal government on Monday published an exposure draft on the Security Legislation Amendment (Critical Infrastructure) Bill 2020. It seeks to amend the Security of Critical Infrastructure Act 2018 to implement “an enhanced framework to uplift the security and resilience of Australia’s critical infrastructure”. The Australian government’s Critical Infrastructure Resilience Strategy currently defines critical infrastructure as: ...

  • NASA investigates mysterious South Atlantic Anomaly

    August 18, 2020

    The Earth’s magnetic field has lost almost 10% of its strength over the last two centuries, causing scientists some concern. The weakness could expose the planet to danger, as the Earth’s magnetic field repels and traps dangerous solar radiation, but this weak spot means that these particles are dipping closer and closer to the surface. Without the ...

  • How hackers could spy on satellite internet traffic with just $300 of home TV equipment

    August 6, 2020

    Security vulnerabilities in satellite broadband communications could allow cyber attackers to intercept unencrypted web traffic using nothing more than a few hundred dollars worth of home television equipment. By exploiting the vulnerabilities, it’s possible for an attacker to spy on on sensitive communications from thousands of miles away, with virtually no risk of being detected. A cybersecurity ...