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Teaching Hackers Could Shut Down Satellites—Or Turn Them Into Weapons

Hackers Could Shut Down Satellites—Or Turn Them Into Weapons

In January 2020, SpaceX became the operator of the world’s largest active satellite constellation. As of the end of January, the company had 242 satellites orbiting the planet with plans to launch 42,000 over the next decade. This is part of its ambitious project to provide internet access across the globe. The race to put satellites in space is on, with Amazon, UK-based OneWeb, and other companies chomping at the bit to place thousands of satellites in orbit in the coming months.

William Akoto, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Denver
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