Hackaday Links: November 15, 2020

Now that we drive around cars that are more like mobile data centers than simple transportation, there’s a wealth of data to be harvested when the inevitable crashes occur. After a recent Tesla crash on a California highway, a security researcher got a hold of the car’s “black box” and …read more

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Tracking Satellites with a Commodore PET

A recent writeup by Tom Nardi about using the 6502-based NES to track satellites brought back memories of my senior project at Georgia Tech back in the early 80s.  At our club station W4AQL, I had become interested in Amateur Radio satellites.  It was quite a thrill to hear your …read more

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Microsoft debuts Azure Space to cater to the space industry, partners with SpaceX for Starlink datacenter broadband

Microsoft is taking its Azure cloud computing platform to the final frontier – space. It now has a dedicated business unit called Azure Space for that purpose, made up of industry heavyweights and engineers who are focused on space-sector services including simulation of space missions, gathering and interpreting satellite data to provide insights, and providing […] Continue reading Microsoft debuts Azure Space to cater to the space industry, partners with SpaceX for Starlink datacenter broadband

Boeing and US Space Force developing advanced communication satellites

Boeing and the US Space Force have completed the first major engineering design review of a new generation of military communication satellites. Being developed by the United States Department of Defense, Canadian Department of National Defence, and th… Continue reading Boeing and US Space Force developing advanced communication satellites

UK’s supercomputer nanosatellites to better predict ship movements

Britain has sent two satellites into space that are smaller than a microwave, yet are the smartest ever produced by the UK. On September 28, 2020 at 12:20 pm BST, four Glasgow-built Spire nanosatellites lifted off atop a Russian Soyuz launcher, two of … Continue reading UK’s supercomputer nanosatellites to better predict ship movements

UK’s supercomputer nanosatellites to better predict ship movements

Britain has sent two satellites into space that are smaller than a microwave, yet are the smartest ever produced by the UK. On September 28, 2020 at 12:20 pm BST, four Glasgow-built Spire nanosatellites lifted off atop a Russian Soyuz launcher, two of … Continue reading UK’s supercomputer nanosatellites to better predict ship movements

Hackaday Links: September 27, 2020

Hardly a week goes by without a headline screaming about some asteroid or another making a close approach to Earth; it’s only by reading the fine print that we remember what an astronomer’s definition of “close” means. Still, 2020 being what it is, it pays to stay on top of …read more

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Over 75% of space debris detected in new survey is unknown objects

Satellite-threatening debris in high-Earth orbit is not being tracked closely enough, according to the results of a newly published survey. Probes orbiting in geosynchronous orbit – a region of space roughly 36,000 km (22,370 mi) above our planet’s sur… Continue reading Over 75% of space debris detected in new survey is unknown objects

Could an attack on time synchronization with a Galileo Satellite be used to spoof navigation messages with TESLA-based authentication?

I read about an attack on the TESLA protocol which will be used in Galileo’s navigation message authentication (Full article can be found here: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49806-5_1)
Basically, an attacker delays all messages to make… Continue reading Could an attack on time synchronization with a Galileo Satellite be used to spoof navigation messages with TESLA-based authentication?

USAF introduces “eSeries” designation for digitally engineered hardware

Taking a page from the Cold War, the US Air Force has announced that it is introducing a new “eSeries” classification for US military air and space hardware. At the virtually-held 2020 Air Force Association Air, Space, and Cyber Conference, Secretary o… Continue reading USAF introduces “eSeries” designation for digitally engineered hardware