Title: Safety and Security Standards of Space Systems, ground Segments and Satellite data assets, via prevention, detection, response and mitigation of physical and cyber threats


Grant agreement no: 883284


Duration: 1 September 2020 – 31 August 2022


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Research area:

Space is the new frontier in cyber security. Due to the growing reliance on satellite communications for today’s economy and governments, the ground segments of space systems receive massive amounts of satellite data. Any physical or cyber attack against the storage, access or exchange of this data would pose a major public safety threat.

The EU-funded 7SHIELD project will develop a holistic framework enabling the deployment of innovative services for the cyber–physical protection of ground segments. This includes e-fences, passive radars and laser technologies. The project will make use of advanced technologies for data integration, processing, analytics and visualisation as well as data security and cyberthreat protection to assess the prevention, detection and mitigation of threats, both physical and cyber. The project will be evaluated and demonstrated in five installations of ground segments of space systems.




This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 883284





European Commission