Mission Control TTX

Space Cybersecurity Mission Control Table Top Exercise

Join us for the Space Cybersecurity Mission Control TTX, organized by the SGAC’s Space and Cyber Project Group and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Aerospace Cybersecurity Working Group (ACWG), in collaboration with Space ISAC, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) , and the Cornell Aerospace Adversary Lab! The TTX will be a fully online event and held alongside the AIAA ASCEND conference on October 21, 2023.

The Mission Control TTX is a collaborative and innovative event hosted by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Aerospace Cybersecurity Working Group (ACWG), in collaboration with Jet Propulsion Laboratory, SGAC’s Space and Cyber Project Group, Space ISAC, and the Cornell Aerospace Adversary Lab, taking place on October 21, 2023.

The table top exercise (TTX) explores the nexus of space and cybersecurity, and is a creative and collaborative event intended to spur innovation, problem-solving, and awareness of this critical intersection. As space technology continues to evolve and expand, its reliance on cybersecurity becomes increasingly important.

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About the Mission Control TTX 🚀

The participants in the event will play the role of decision makers, who are tasked with detecting, diagnosing and responding to a simulated cyber attack on a space infrastructure. Participants will be required to use a combination of skills ranging from cybersecurity, space engineering, policy, and law among others to solve the TTX. Each group will contribute their specific knowledge to assess the crisis, collaborate on solutions, and work towards minimizing losses from the incident. The objective is to ensure a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach that encompasses both technical and non-technical aspects while minimizing the overall impact.


Date: October 21st 2023 at 5:30 PM CEST (9:00 AM Pacific Time)

Location: Online, with winning teams showcased at the AIAA ASCEND Conference in Las Vegas!

Duration: 4 hours

Admission Fee: It’s free!

Who’s Welcome

  • All space and cybersecurity enthusiasts, whether individually or in teams.
  • We encourage students, researchers, and young professionals from diverse backgrounds to apply!

What to Expect

  • Hands-On Expertise: Each group will develop a detailed detection, diagnosis and recovery action plan, leveraging their expertise. These plans will help you gain valuable experience in developing a proactive mindset to prevent and respond to future threats in the space domain.
  • Multidisciplinary Collaboration: Engage in cross-disciplinary knowledge exchange among participants. Whether you’re inclined towards the technical or non-technical aspects of cybersecurity incidents, this hackathon caters to your interests.
  • Awareness: Stay informed and connected.

Why participate in the MISSION CONTROL TTX?

As individuals or independent teams, you’ll have the opportunity to apply your knowledge, challenge yourself, and work directly on a real-world use case provided by SGAC, AIAA, Space ISAC and the Aerospace Adversary LAB!


Certificates will be awarded to the top three teams.


Please contact us at [email protected] for any questions.

Join us on October 21st for an exciting journey into the world of space cybersecurity. Admission is free, so don’t miss out!

About us

The SGAC Space & Cyber Project Group

The SCAC Space & Cybersecurity Project Group emerged from the European Space Generation Workshop (ESGW) in 2018. Our focus is on the intricate connection between space and cybersecurity, addressing areas like government priorities, data accessibility, technical so space -related cybersecurity threats. Our primary goals include establishing an international platform for discussions, publishing relevant papers and supporting SGAC’s mission to engage future space professionals in international space policy dialogues. We also advocate for concerns at the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNCOPUOS), with guidance from potential advisors in academia and industry. Our overarching aim is to encourage dialogue, facilitate knowledge exchange, and contribute to a deeper globalunder space-cybersecurity issues.

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Our Partners

AIAA Cybersecurity Working Group

The AIAA Cybersecurity Working Group emerged from our dedication to addressing the cybersecurity challenges in the aerospace industry. Our focus spans various domains, including critical infrastructure, aerospace systems, and emerging technologies. We aim to provide a platform collaboration, knowledge sharing, and the development of effective cybersecurity solutions. Our efforts align with AlAA’s commitment to advancing aerospace technology and ensuring its security.

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Space ISAC

The Space ISAC (Information Sharing and Analysis Center) plays a pivotal role in fortifying cybersecurity within the space sector. Stemming from the critical need to protect space-related assets and systems, our focus encompasses satellite technology, space infrastructure, and data security. Our primary objective is to establish a collaborative hub where stakeholders can share vital threat intelligence, best practices, and innovative solutions. This endeavor aligns with Space ISAC’s mission to enhance the security and resilience of the global space ecosystem.

Aerospace Adversary Lab

The Aerospace Adversary Lab is a crucial entity dedicated to enhancing aerospace cybersecurity. Emerging from the necessity to anticipate and counteract cybersecurity threats in the aerospace industry, our focus extends to various areas, including threat simulations, vulnerability assessments, and cutting-edge defense strategies. Our central mission is to provide a platform for proactive collaboration, knowledge sharing, and the development of innovative cybersecurity countermeasures. Our work closely aligns with the imperative of safeguarding aerospace technologies and infrastructures.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, often called ERAU, is a globally renowned institution specializing in aviation and aerospace education. ERAU offers diverse degree programs, including one in cyber intelligence and security, equipping students for careers in these dynamic fields. Known for advanced research and industry-focused education, ERAU stands as a premier choice for aspiring aerospace and cyber professionals.

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