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Supporting both space and ground infrastructure

Cyber Security for Ground Infrastructure

The cyber protection of space ground infrastructure is a critical component of ensuring the integrity, reliability, and security of our space-based assets. Space ground infrastructure encompasses the numerous facilities, networks, and systems on Earth that support the operation, control, and communication with satellites and spacecraft. Protecting these assets against cyber threats is essential to prevent disruptions to satellite operations and maintain the functionality of critical space-based services.

Space ground infrastructure faces a range of cyber threats, including hacking attempts, malware infections, and denial-of-service attacks. Adversaries may seek to compromise ground stations, tracking systems, data centers, and communication networks to disrupt satellite operations or steal sensitive information.

As our reliance on space-based technologies continues to grow, the protection of space ground infrastructure is paramount. Effective cybersecurity measures are essential to maintain the functionality of our space assets, safeguard national security, and ensure the continuity of critical services that rely on satellite communication and data.

Skytek is supporting space ground infrastructure cyber protection through the development and integration of custom and novel software solutions to implement robust cybersecurity measures.

IPV in use onboard the International Space Station

Cyber Security for Space Infrastructure

  • Skytek in association with Airbus is protecting European Space Agency and NASA assets from cyber security threats.


  • Skytek provides support for both ground infrastructure networks and on board the European Module of the International Space Station (ISS).


  • Challenge: OS and Antivirus updates for internet disconnected networks.
    • Skytek cyber solution automates the update and distribution process for such networks.
    • Solution is implemented for a range of OS and major AV products.
    • Deployed on ground and space infrastructure for physical and VM’s.
    • Major reduction in manual time and effort spent on system cyber updates.
    • Reduction in errors from a manual process.
    • Increased cyber protection.