TriSept Company has developed an affordable, Linux-based satellite software solution designed to provide hundreds of security checks on board a wide variety of commercial and government spacecraft.
The TriSept Secure Embedded Linux (TSEL) operating system (Operating system), capable of detecting, tracking and eliminating known and emerging vulnerabilities on conventional and small satellites, is the subject of a series of functional laboratory tests with Old Dominion University and suborbital tests on board RocketStarof the next rocket scheduled to take off from Cape Canaveral later this year.
On track for commercial deployment by the end of the year, TSEL is expected to acquire a full flight legacy in spring 2022 as a secure operating system aboard a Lunasonde Earth-scanning radar satellite scheduled for launch to LEO on a Rocket lab electron launch vehicle.
TriSept’s TSEL operating system was developed to meet the growing demand from the satellite industry for a managed cybersecurity solution that secures an embedded device the same way a terrestrial server is protected. TSEL offers a series of automated mechanisms and updates that provide much more detailed audit data, near real-time security analysis and patch updates as well as “zero trustâLayers of verification that protect against hackers and provide an accurate account of what is happening on board the satellite at all times.
A recent wave of ransomware attacks on critical infrastructure in the United States and around the world has demonstrated just how vulnerable spacecraft can be, especially since the vast majority of small satellites launched into space are poorly launched. prepared to fend off increasing enemy threats and attacks.
“TriSept is well positioned to close the safety gap aboard an unprecedented number of small satellite missions to space. Our teams are fully involved in the conceptualization, integration and management of some of the most important government and business missions in orbit, and we are passionate about innovating new solutions to keep them safe,” noted Rob spicer, founder and CEO of TriSept. “TSEL is designed to meet the growing cybersecurity challenges and threats that the satellite industry faces every day with an affordable Linux solution that is easily tailored to meet specific mission requirements.“
“As Lunasonde launches our full constellation of satellites into low Earth orbit, we leverage TriSept’s expertise for everything from launch integration to spacecraft safety.,” noted Jeremiah Pate, Founder and CEO of Lunasonde. “Lunasonde is testing our revolutionary ultra-low frequency radar in space to explore deep beneath the earth’s surface, and we will have TriSept’s TSEL operating system on board to keep our demonstration satellite safe throughout the journey. mission.“
“TriSept’s satellite security solution resolves open software vulnerabilities and obsolete components, ensures basic security features are enabled, prevents unauthorized changes and access, and proactively provides dynamic system updates safety on board the satellite,” noted Steve bjornaas, director of software development for TriSept. “The race is on to strengthen satellite infrastructure, and the industry seems more ready than ever to harden its stance against growing cyberthreats in space systems. “