Presenter Information

Andrew Santangelo, sci_Zone

Session

Technical Poster Session 1: Ground Systems & Operations

Location

Utah State University, Logan, UT

Abstract

Cubesats are becoming ubiquitous in Low Earth Orbit with operators ranging from the U.S. Government to commercial businesses, university teams and even hobbyists. However cubesats are vulnerable to range of cyberattacks on the ground segment, the link segment and the Space Segment. Testing and understanding the range of threats to all segments of a cubesat mission can be daunting, especially for teams that are not well funded or lack the resources for test and development. sci_Zone with the AIAA and the Aerospace Cybersecurity Working Group created the LinkStar Cybersecurity Cubesat Test Platform, a sandbox to test vulnerabilities a cubesat can experience. The LinkStar Cybersecurity Cubesat Test Platform, open to qualified members in the satellite community, is to provide a sandbox to continually probe a range of vulnerabilities for all mission segments and to share the results and lessons learned back to the cubesat community. The LinkStar Cybersecurity Cubesat Test Platform provides all three segments to test and probe and utilizes an actual cubesat on the ground with an operational space based communications system.

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Aug 7th, 12:00 AM

The LinkStar Cybersecurity "Sandbox" - A Platform to Test CubeSat Vulnerabilities within the Small Satellite Community

Utah State University, Logan, UT

Cubesats are becoming ubiquitous in Low Earth Orbit with operators ranging from the U.S. Government to commercial businesses, university teams and even hobbyists. However cubesats are vulnerable to range of cyberattacks on the ground segment, the link segment and the Space Segment. Testing and understanding the range of threats to all segments of a cubesat mission can be daunting, especially for teams that are not well funded or lack the resources for test and development. sci_Zone with the AIAA and the Aerospace Cybersecurity Working Group created the LinkStar Cybersecurity Cubesat Test Platform, a sandbox to test vulnerabilities a cubesat can experience. The LinkStar Cybersecurity Cubesat Test Platform, open to qualified members in the satellite community, is to provide a sandbox to continually probe a range of vulnerabilities for all mission segments and to share the results and lessons learned back to the cubesat community. The LinkStar Cybersecurity Cubesat Test Platform provides all three segments to test and probe and utilizes an actual cubesat on the ground with an operational space based communications system.