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Cybersecurity of On-Orbit Servicing, Assembly, and Manufacturing (OSAM) Systems

AIAA 2022-4379
Session: Cybersecurity Frameworks and Architectures for Operational Systems I
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While OSAM (On-Orbit Servicing, Assembly, and Manufacturing) missions offer significant opportunities for the space industry, cybersecurity issues abound. With new systems going up into space, all linked together as a system of space systems, the attack surface for cyber threat actors is ever-expanding. Therefore, researchers need to do significant planning for the cybersecurity implications of sending autonomous machines to be part of our larger space systems. This paper analyzes analogous telerobotic systems for already existing and well-researched threats and attack vectors and articulates security concerns for OSAM systems.