© Jacob G. Oakley 2020
J. G. OakleyCybersecurity for Spacehttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-5732-6_2

2. Space Challenges

Jacob G. Oakley1 
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Owens Cross Roads, AL, USA
 

In case it is not already starting to hit home, outer space presents an extremely complex and challenging domain within which to operate. These challenges are presented by both the environment that space vehicles (SVs) operate within and the operation of those systems themselves. The challenges of space systems are both constraints to be mitigated and dealt with and obstacles to be addressed and overcome. Even before we begin discussing malicious intent and potential adversarial actions against space systems from the cyber domain, we must first understand the risks and hardships ...

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