This commentary originally appeared in the Sept. 11 issue of SpaceNews Magazine. “Space traffic management” is the cyber security of the space world. It is a hugely important public policy issue that underpins the successful future expansion of space activities, yet there is no agreement on its definition. Experts continue to propose alternative terms that may be more technically precise, but consistently fail to catch on with policymakers or the public.
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Space advocates on Capitol Hill have pounded the Air Force for the slow pace of modernization. The four-star general in charge of Air Force Space Command says the message has been heard loud and clear. “We need to move faster,” Gen. John “Jay” Raymond said Sept. 20 at the Air Force Association’s Air Space Cyber conference in National Harbor, Maryland. “And we are taking steps to be able to do that,” he added.
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — A future war in space is less likely to be fought with missiles than with electronic signals and malware. Such a prospect has unnerved Air Force leaders at a time when the military is growing increasingly dependent on space systems for essential missions. The military is confident that its own spacecraft are tightly encrypted and unlikely to be taken down by hackers. It worries, however, about the vulnerability of commercial satellites that host military payloads.
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Selecting a term
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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