Cybersecurity

INTRODUCTION by Stephan Hobe Cybersecurity covers the practice of governments or enterprises to protect computers from cyberattacks such as hacking, phishing, spoofing, spamming and the inclusion of “malware”. Thus, cybersecurity can be extended to all digital information, meaning that satellite systems have also become vulnerable to cybersecurity threats. Cyber-attacks can Read more…

On-Orbit Servicing

INTRODUCTION by Prof. Dr. George D. Kyriakopoulos Space debris remains an acute problem for space activities, with important implications for space security. Since 2018, the UN COPUOS Legal Subcommittee (LSC) has been discussing, in addition to mitigation, the issue of space debris remediation. On-orbit satellite servicing (OOS) could be a Read more…

Planetary Protection

INTRODUCTION by Mr. Rafael Moro-Aguilar Planetary protection is a notion that presents scientific, legal, and ethical questions of the highest importance.  It covers contamination of celestial bodies other than the Earth. Biological contamination could make it difficult to determine if life was originally present on the celestial body, hence the Read more…