Nowadays the space resources and assets are becoming essential and vital for an integrated Defence and Homeland security policy. Europe and many other countries recognize that to face new and global unpredictable threats, it is necessary to have a unique and effective response to preserve the territory and for peacekeeping.
Only space technologies can provide a non-intrusive capability for surveillance and awareness, a seamless and secure transfer of large amounts of highly classified information in area without ground infrastructure and accurate positioning/timing information for critical security activities. However, space assets may be subject to offence and cybersecurity attacks. The development of enabling technologies and integrated solutions in the domain of cybersecurity – as applied to space and / or highly autonomous elements in order to verify and increase their robustness to potential threats – is one of the strategic commercial goals of Telespazio Belgium.