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Cyber concerns linger for USSF

22nd October 2020 - 12:21 GMT | by David Walsh in Maryland

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Does the US Space Force recognise the proper importance of cyber security and is it acting accordingly?

The US Space Force (USSF) remains the subject of chatter, curiosity and not a little concern as it approaches its first birthday in December.

The space service branch of the US armed forces is tasked with executing an array of complex missions but some observers worry that cybersecurity is not being accorded the importance it deserves.

Military and commercial satellites are of vital importance for US homeland defence and critical infrastructure protection. It is therefore essential to protect the digital data streams that link manufacturing, supply chains, launches, ground control stations, navigation and communications tools, orbital operations and guidance systems. …

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