TriSept Satellite Security Solution Experimental Mission Payloads To Be Launched By RocketStar – SatNews
TriSept Company completed the integration of two experimental mission payloads running the new TSEL satellite security exploit software for onboard suborbital test flight RocketStarlauncher from which must take off from Lake Koehn bed in the mojave desert.
TriSept has teamed up with RocketStar and its 40-foot-tall aerospike Cowbell rocket to further reduce barriers to space for commercial, government, and experimental missions, such as payloads University of Central Florida and Brigham Young University will launch and study in September.
“This is the first in a series of suborbital flights aboard our RocketStar Cowbell launch vehicle, with each mission powered by the Aerospike engine designed to gain more altitude and flight data as we make our way to our first insertion orbitaln mission on our largest launcher in 2023,” said Chris Craddock, CEO of RocketStar. “RocketStar is thrilled to partner with TriSept’s experienced launch and integration team, as we roll into our portable launch facility and open the door even wider to affordable and reliable access to small satellites.e. »
A small team of UCF students will closely study their payload mission, which will simulate asteroid particle activity in space during the 13-minute flight. They will examine a collection of colliding particles inside a device they have named the entrapulatorafter a similar payload, the university flew on the international space station and other vehicles.
The UCF mission aims to shed light on collisions in the protoplanetary nebula and the evolution of loose material or regolith on the surface of asteroids during such an impact. Students at Brigham Young University’s College of Engineering have designed an array of sensors dubbed Motron II which will measure motion, acceleration and vibration on board the launcher and help mission operators better understand and design small payload launches.
In addition to the rich scientific and technical data that the two university teams expect to harvest from their missions, they are also excited to explore valuable findings from the first suborbital tests of TriSept’s new satellite security operating system.
“This experience offers a new group of students the opportunity to interact and gain invaluable real-world experience with seasoned space industry engineers.“, said Dr. David Long, professor of engineering at the BYU Center for Remote Sensing. “We are excited to work with TriSept and RocketStar to test our flight motion payload and work with aircraft-grade safety software on its maiden voyage to space..”
“Our students are always excited to launch a space mission. TriSept has opened the door to this great opportunity for our students to participate in the integration and launch of our payload on board the RocketStar rocket.,” said Josh Colwellprofessor of physics at UCF whose students Stephen W. Hawking Center for Microgravity Research and Education developed the Asteroid Survey Mission. “We are also extremely pleased to be among the first involved in stage testing of new satellite security software that could help pave the way for a new level of secure missions in space.e. »
“TriSept is passionate about opening up safe access to space for everyone, including students who often can only dream of carrying out their experimental missions aboard a rocket and being launched into space.,” said Jason Armstrong, TriSept’s Director of Launch and Integration Services. “Our focus will be to support two experimental missions and the maiden flight of our new TSEL satellite security operating system running on both academic payload missions. This is another step towards securing small satellite operations with a new protection solution that is now commercially available..”
The TriSept Secure Embedded Layer (TSEL) operating systemcapable of detecting, tracking and eliminating known and emerging vulnerabilities on conventional and small satellites, will undergo a series of environmental and operational tests during the thirteen-minute mission to the far reaches of space.
“This is an exciting and multi-faceted collaborative mission for two innovative companies determined to transform access to space, making it simpler and more affordable for small satellite missions seeking shared and dedicated journeys in orbit,” said Rob Spicer, Founder and CEO of TriSept. “It’s a historic launch of firsts – the first RocketStar launch vehicle carrying a pair of experimental missions and TriSept’s TSEL operating system is poised to make satellite missions and society depends on them safer from this day.”
TriSept’s TSEL was developed to meet the growing demand in the satellite industry for a managed cybersecurity solution that secures an onboard device much like 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 scanning and patch updates as well as “zero trust» verification layers that protect against hackers and provide an accurate account of what is happening on board the satellite at all times.
A growing number of attacks on critical infrastructure in the United States and around the world have shown how vulnerable spacecraft can be, especially since the vast majority of small satellites launched into orbit are ill-prepared to protect themselves. in the event of adverse threats.