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Coexisting in low-earth orbit: large constellations and cybersecurity governance

Blount, Percy and Cesari Zarkan, Laetitia 2023. Coexisting in low-earth orbit: large constellations and cybersecurity governance. Air and Space Law 48 (SI) , pp. 137-154. 10.54648/aila2023035

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Large constellations present unique challenges to space operators in a variety of ways, but due to the increasing interconnection between the satellites within these architectures, cybersecurity is a critical concern. The potential for a massive shutdown of such a system through a network attack could have long-term consequences for the space environment. This article describes the role that legal structures play in managing such risks and asserts that more robust governance should be pursued to mitigate the potential for a catastrophic attack.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Law
Subjects: K Law > KZ Law of Nations
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
ISSN: 0927-3379
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 22 August 2023
Date of Acceptance: 31 January 2023
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2023 18:03

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